In Lesson 6, students will learn a lot of different Word functions involving business letters. First they will create a letterhead, then they will learn to format a letter properly with mixed punctuation and block format. Then they will do a mail merge, combining the letter with 30 different records of customers. This is a lesson that I often teach personally, using the video as a backup for absent students. But it can be used as an on-your-own assignment as well.
In my new series of Word assignments for grades 8-12, students will learn Word on a deeper level using the video method. In this method, students watch a video that shows how to do each feature in the assignment, but does not take them through the actual assignment. The process of watching, remembering, repeating, and checking again requires the student to think more deeply and thus they remember the material much better than just by following a teacher who is demonstrating.
The video now includes a Table of Contents, which allows the student to skip or re-watch needed features. The student then uses the step by step directions to complete the assignment with a provided starter. This allows students to go at a quicker or slower pace, depending on their own abilities.
This method has proven more effective than traditional demonstration, as it requires a higher level of thinking and retention. It also allows the instructor to give more one on one time with those who need additional help.
File includes a Starer assignment, a finished key, Step by step instructions, and the video in two formats--one in the basic MP3 format, and the other with the Table of Contents, which plays online.
This assignment is not yet classroom tested, but will be shortly. Please let me know if there are any errors I've missed.