Tech Integration Classroom Project
Subject: Language Arts
Grade Range: 6 - 8
Application: Word 2007
The process for creating the example project using Microsoft® Word 2007 is described below. The Completed Project Movie shows what the finished product might look like. The tutorial movies that follow demonstrate, step-by-step, how to construct the Extra, Extra! newsletter using the sample articles provided in the downloadable resource packet. This project can be easily modified or adapted for creating document templates for newsletters, reports, or presentations about other subjects currently under study. For a complete project description, including goals, objectives, and materials, see the Project Overview.
What's in a Project?
Each project provides:
- Project activity guide
- Copy of the completed project
- All the resources needed to recreate the example project
- Step-by-step tutorial movies that walk students through the project
- Assessment rubric
Information for Teachers
This project can be easily modified or adapted for other subject areas or other skill levels.
All example files, an assessment rubric, and information about adapting and extending the example project are included in the resource materials available for download with this project.
Creating Your Own Project
We will begin by creating a new document in Microsoft Word. We will create and format some graphic WordArt for the title of our newsletter, add a horizontal line, and text for the date of the newsletter. Then we'll change the body of the newsletter so that the article text will be in two columns. Since all of these things will remain the same from one newsletter to the next, we'll save our work as a document template that can be reused. We'll modify the template to contain articles about the current events going on in the classroom, before saving and printing a copy of the current newsletter.