This assignment in the series switches gears a bit, teaching how to write a business letter in proper business format--Block format with mixed or closed punctuation. Students then create a letterhead for the letter. Finally, they learn how to use the Mail Merge feature, using a provided Excel document for the recipient list. These features are all quite common in the business world and are useful for students to learn.
This series of assignments will take students (8-12th grades) through Word 2010. Each assignment is accompanied with an instruction video, a starter assignment, and instructions. The video will teach the student how to use each feature, but will not necessarily take them through the actual assignments step by step. Students watch the video and then complete the assignment using what they a have learned. The Word series will also teach basic document creation--Reports, memos, business letters, and resumes.
This method allows you to "flip" your classroom--they may go at their own pace, re-watch sections they are confused on or fast forward what they know, while the teacher is free to walk around and answer questions, spending more time with the students who need it.