Resource Kit for ePublishing

 Technology Skills and Standards

 

The kit fosters learning of a wide variety of skills specifically related to writing and publishing projects.

Description/Specifics

Word Processing:

Document Management – Copy Cut & Paste – Spell/Grammar/Punctuation Check – Creating and Working with Tables – Creating and Using Bulleted/Numbered Lists – Highlighting Text – Customizing and Working with Text Fonts, Size, etc. – Work with Gridlines, Margins, Etc. – Insert Images – Use Callouts – Use Borders –Use/Insert Lines and Shapes – Use Symbols – Working with Text Boxes – Work with Lists (I.E. Alphabetic, Convert to Table, etc.) – Use Page Setup – Use Find & Replace – Super and Sub Scripts , and more.

Desktop Publishing

 

Size, move, and position objects, graphics, and text – Number pages – Create Headers & Footers – Create text columns – Use Text Wrapping – Format Line Spacing – Create Banners – Rotate objects – Use Clip Art – Work with Text Case -  Use Block Arrows , and more…

 

Online Research

Use search engines, keywords, specialized searches (i.e. images, videos, news articles, etc.), and more…

 

 Digital Graphics

Download graphics from the Web, Screen Captures, Scan graphics, Format graphics files, Process digital photos and graphics, and more…

Miscellaneous Tech Skills

Create Hyperlinks, Digital Audio Recording, Text to Speech, and more…

Kit activities align clearly and strongly to the following ISTE ‘NETS’ standards: 1.a,b Creativity and Innovation – 2.a,b,d, Communication and Collaboration – 3.a,b,c Research and Information Fluency – 4.a,b,c, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making – 6.a,b Technology Operations and Concepts < http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/2007Standards/NETS_for_Students_2007.htm >

Kit activities align clearly and strongly to MCRELTechnology standards: Standard 1. Knows the characteristics and uses of computer hardware and operating systems Level II # 1, 2 – Level III #s 1, 2, 3; Standard 2. Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs Level II #s 1, 5 - Level III #s 1, 2, 5, 6  Standard 4. Understands the nature of technological design Level II #s 2, 3 Level III all #s <http://www.mcrel.org/compendium >