TechnoKids Computer Curriculum for Office 2010

TechnoKids Inc. plans to release curriculum for Office 2010. The curriculum development team is currently updating the product line for Microsoft’s latest office suite version. The projected release date is scheduled for September 2010.

UPDATE 3/14/2018: TechnoKids continues to develop technology projects for the latest version of Microsoft Office. To find a TechnoKids project right for your students view the Project Matrix or visit the TechnoKids website.

The curriculum team is pleased to include many of Microsoft’s new program features into the instructional materials. For example, the Remove Background command allows sections of a photograph to be removed to create a transparent image. This feature is easy to use and the curriculum team wanted to include it into the projects. Look for this new feature in the latest version of TechnoMovie.

Moreover, the curriculum team was thrilled that the new WordArt feature introduced in PowerPoint 2007 is now available in the 2010 version of Word, Excel, and Publisher. Children like to be able to use colorful text in their publications and now it is simpler than ever!

Another, option that is being included in the latest instructional materials is the introduction of Text Effects. In the past, the font effects were difficult to access. Many people did not know they existed because they were part of the Font dialog box. However, now outlines, shadows, reflections, and glows can be applied to text quickly using a command on the Home tab. TechnoKids took advantage of the ease of using this command and has included it in many projects.

For Office 2007 users, Office 2010 will look similar. However, for users upgrading from Office XP or 2003, the difference in the newest office suite are significant. TechnoKids technology projects help both teachers and students use Microsoft Office software to complete meaningful activities. Contact TechnoKids Inc. to find out if your school qualifies for a curriculum upgrade.


Hella Comat, Curriculum Writer - Hella Comat is a dedicated professional, who has taught in the education system for more than 30 years. As a pioneer of technology integration in Ontario public schools she was one of the first teachers to introduce the internet, video conferencing, web design, and multimedia learning activities to teachers and students in the Halton Board. To inspire teachers to use technology, she has led sessions for the Touch Technology program, ran workshops at education conferences, and sat on numerous advisory committees related to technology-issues. In recent years she taught the Computer in the Classroom course, at York University. Her lifelong commitment to teaching and learning was acknowledged when she was honored as the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Hella's contribution to the blog includes entries about the importance of technology integration. Drawing from her in-depth knowledge of technology in the classroom Hella writes about teaching strategies and useful resources that can benefit your practice. In addition, she provides innovative lesson ideas that you can implement into your own curriculum.

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