29 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2012 8:12 AM by mcsweej

    Fun Activity - I Bet You Didn’t Know Your Productivity Software Did This! - Oct/Nov 2012



      Productivity software such as iLife, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Apache OpenOffice have become the number one used applications for students to communicate, compute, create, and collaborate. Interestingly, as these applications update with new features, we don’t always have an opportunity to explore them. As a result, we’re asking the collaborative genius of our community to share its knowledge of productivity applications.  How would you complete the phrase, “I bet you didn’t know ______ application did ______.”  Don’t forget to share some insight of how you could use that feature with students, as well.

      During the first week, we would like for you post cool features of your favorite Word Processing Applications (Microsoft Word, iWork Pages, Google Docs, OpenOffice Writer, Adobe Acrobat). The second week we will focus on Presentation Applications (Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Presentations, OpenOffice Impress, iWork Keynote) and then during the third week we will focus on Spreadsheet Applications (Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheets, OpenOffice Calc, iWork Numbers). As a wrap up, week Four will be a WildCard Week, where you share one feature from another productivity suite application (for example, Microsoft Publisher, OpenOffice Math, Google Draw, Adobe Illustrator) and tell us what it does.


      Week 1: Word Processing: Examples- Google docs, Microsoft Word, Pages, Web 2.0 tools etc.

      Week 2: Presentation: Examples-Google docs, Microsoft Powerpoint, Prezi, Slideshare, Keynote, Web 2.0 tools, etc.

      Week 3: Spreadsheet: Examples-Google docs, Microsoft Excel, Numbers, Web 2.0 tools, etc.

      Week 4: WildCard: Examples


      Participate in our 21st Century Classroom creation from October 21 to November 30  to win a Solarbak Solar Powered backpack- charge mobile devices, take your power with you.

      Note: This drawing will only become active when a minimum of 10 participants respond which means in some cases, the drawing will take place after the above mentioned date. For a complete description and eligibility of Engage community drawings, click on the Intel Bunny Person.


      Eligibility: Intel® Teach Engage drawings are open only to individuals who are  not residents of Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan,  or Syria (ii) and, (iii) are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the  age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of  entry, whichever is greater. Employees of Intel Corporation, Clarity Innovations, and any of their parent and affiliate companies as well as  the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and  household members of each such employee are not eligible. The drawings  are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and  regulations and is void where prohibited.

      21st Century Skills Addressed in this Thread:

      • Creativity
      • Communication
      • Collaboration