Word Processing

Teaching word processing to children and teens in Grades 1-12. Tips for publishing professional documents using Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

How to Make a Fact Card: Pauline Johnson Biography

Do you want your students to make a fact card? A fact card is a one-sheet document. It provides key information about a topic. Typically, headings organize the facts. Often it includes images to illustrate a point. The goal is to make the data clear and concise. That way, a person can quickly learn about …

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One-of-a-Kind Images in Google Docs

When users of Microsoft Word switch to Google Docs, they might be disappointed at first. Adding images seems to be limited to simple formatting choices. At first glance, it appears as if options for creativity are scarce. But wait! While there is no fun gallery of preset styles as in Word, there are plenty of …

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Fun with Gradients in Microsoft Word

Students love to ‘put their own stamp’ on their work. And creativity is something that we, as educators, encourage. Here’s a quick activity that has students design their own custom gradients to fill shapes made in a Word document. It is from TechnoEditor, TechnoKids’ latest release. In this project, students master essential word processing skills …

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