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1 Chapter 6: Word Processing Section II: Using Research and Communication Tools

2 Section II: Using Research and Communication Tools | Chapter 6: Word Processing Frameworks: What we know... Does word processing promote learning? –Make more revisions –Write longer documents –Make fewer errors –Improved attitudes about writing –Quality of writing is better –Effective assistive technology (AT) device –Increases orgnization, structure of writing and spelling –Can be used as assistive reading devices Can summarize documents, read text aloud, incorporate pictures to describe a word

3 Section II: Using Research and Communication Tools | Chapter 6: Word Processing Basics:Ways for teachers to use What are ways that teachers use word processing? –Productivity Reports, Grants, PR materials –Communication Blogs, letters to parents –Design of instructional materials Unit plans, lesson plans, exams and quizzes, rubrics, student materials –Collaboration Wikis, web-based word processors –Google docs, Zoho, Thinkfree, Adobe BuzzwordGoogle docs ZohoThinkfreeAdobe Buzzword

4 Section II: Using Research and Communication Tools | Chapter 6: Word Processing Basics:Ways for Students to Use What are ways that students use word processing? –Writing Reports, Writing, Newsletters, Journal writing –Communication Blogs, –Collaboration Collaborative stories Class books, Alphabet books Wikis, web-based word processors –Google docs, Zoho, Thinkfree, Adobe BuzzwordGoogle docs ZohoThinkfreeAdobe Buzzword

5 Section II: Using Research and Communication Tools | Chapter 6: Word Processing Basics:Ways for Students to Use What are ways that students use word processing? –Writing Reports, Writing, Newsletters, Journal writing –Communication Blogs, –Collaboration Collaborative stories Class books, Alphabet books Wikis, web-based word processors –Google docs, Zoho, Thinkfree, Adobe BuzzwordGoogle docs ZohoThinkfreeAdobe Buzzword

6 Section II: Using Research and Communication Tools | Chapter 6: Word Processing Basics:Software Options What software options are word processing? –Standalone programs Full featured, single –Software Suites Full featured programs Offers WP, Spreadsheets, slideshow MS Office, Word Perfect, iWorks –Integrated programs Not full featured MS Works Offers WP, Database, Spreadsheet, Graphics

7 Section II: Using Research and Communication Tools | Chapter 6: Word Processing Basics: More Software Options What software options are word processing? –Open Source Developed by a group of programmers Free Open Office –Download from web siteDownload –Web-based Google docs Zoho Writer Thinkfree Adobe Buzzword

8 Section II: Using Research and Communication Tools | Chapter 6: Word Processing Basics: Voice from the Classroom Working Smarter with Word Processing Amy K. Graham, EdS Content Specialty: Foreign Language High School Teacher in Clinton, TN. In this Voice, Amy Graham, Team Leader of Foreign Languages at Clinton High, explains how she integrates word processing in her classroom. Her students use wp for report writing, summarizing research from the Web, and create study packets that contains a chapter summary, character list with description and some activities to complete. Further, the students create newspapers about famous people in the target language as well as collaborate using wikis.

9 Section II: Using Research and Communication Tools | Chapter 6: Word Processing Adapting for Special Learners How can I adapt word processing for special learners? –Adapted to improve access to the program Defaults changed to accommodate visual and motor needs Zoom option Text color and background color Speech recognition On-screen keyboards, writing pads and Handwriting recognition –Adapt materials for student access to the gen. curriculum Spelling and Grammar Auto Summary Readability Statistics Templates

10 Section II: Using Research and Communication Tools | Chapter 6: Word Processing More Adapting for Special Learners How can I adapt word processing for special learners? –Adapt materials for student access to the gen. curriculum Comments Forms Highlighting Hyperlinks Sound –Specialized word processor Text to speech Word prediction Rebus-based word processors Speech recognition Portable Word Processor –Alpha SmartAlpha Smart

11 Section II: Using Research and Communication Tools | Chapter 6: Word Processing For More Information Go to the textbook companion website: Or


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