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Tech Tip #31: What’s Today’s Date

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: I can never remember today’s date. And, I can’t remember where to find it … Continue reading

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Tech Tip #81: I Have Office 2010; Everyone Else Has 2003–They Can’t Read My Stuff

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: My school updated to Office 2010 (or 2007) and many parents are still on … Continue reading

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#15: A Holiday Letter in Word

Students write a brief letter (or memory) in MS Word paying attention to correct heading, greeting, body, closing. Use this project to teach students the layout of MS Word’s opening screen. For grade 2-3, use one lesson to write the letter and one to format. For other grade, do both in one lesson. When the … Continue reading