FORMAT FOR BASIC EXCEL, WORD, AND POWERPOINT CLASSES

This format is used to encourage continued interest in the classes and therefore increase attendance. The purpose is also to make these classes practical / fun for those who do not necessarily need these skills for the workplace.

In these classes the participants are taught the basics in each session. To accomplish this I have the participants do a variety of projects as they learn the basics. A different project is emphasized in any given 2 hour session. Participants must come to several classes to complete all the projects offered.

Within a course take the A project first, then you can go out of order in that course.

 

WORD PROJECTS Class Schedule code letters

( Ex. Word-A or Word-B indicates what project is to be taught that day )

  1. Copy / Cut / Paste from the Internet, Job Forms or other documents / Keyboard shortcuts
  2. Word Art / Using Images from Cameras & from the Internet / embedding sounds
  3. Making / Merging mailing labels
  4. Word Wrapping around images / Drawing Tools / Web Page Creation
  5. Greeting cards / Tables for personal address book / Columns
  6. Removing private information in documents before emailing them, Using Find / Replace ( including editing emails received before forwarding them ); Making Forms; paragraph formatting; fonts

 

EXCEL PROJECTS - Class Schedule code letters

( Ex. Excel-A or Excel-B indicates what project is to be taught that day )

  1. Editing Cells / keyboard shortcuts / moving around cells / formulas; cell formatting
  2. Sorting; searching; printing; freezing panes; password protecting sheets
  3. Card Game Club scores / adding / totals; Charts
  4. Family budget
  5. Creating a personal checkbook; Statement Reconciliation
  6. Averaging student grades /averaging any numbers

  7. Mortgage curtailment / Amortization schedules / Car Loans
    Investment results

 

POWERPOINT PROJECTS - Class Schedule code letters

( Ex. PP-A or PP-B indicates what project is to be taught that day )

  1. Basic slide show development
  2. Slide show animations