Technology Tips for Teachers
1. When creating documents that students can later fill in on their computers, save the document as a document template so that they need to save it as a new document and you won’t have to fix the original. Click on file, save as, and choose document template from the pull-down menu.
2. Rubric maker: http://rubistar4teachers.org
3. To provide feedback in Microsoft Word and make comments, go to View, Toolbar, Review, Insert Comments. Save in a group folder to view each other’s work.
4. In order to calculate complexity of written work on Microsoft Word you can use the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Scale. Go to Tools, Options, click on Spelling & Grammar tab. Click on the checkboxes for Check grammar with spelling and Show readability statistics.
5. Create online certificates at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates; http://www.educationoasis.com/curriculum/Printables/awards_certificates.htm
6. Use Bloom’s Taxonomy to develop questions and design activities http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/researchskills/dalton.htm