Lessons on Microsoft Word for Kilimahewa’s older students started this week.
Picture the scene: Students (who have completed a Mavis Beacon keyboarding course) navigate the desktop to the icon (new word) “Word” where they open the screen to an entirely new language: “task bar,” “ribbon,” “status bar,” “font”!!! But wait – first we have to show them how to create a “folder” to hold their documents! Now we pull out visual aids – an actual folder in which we place papers. They start to get it the overall concept. Back to the document. Type the sentence, “I am a Kilimahewa student.” Now, look at the task bar and look at the Font section. Bold – what’s that? Italic? Increase size, decrease size, highlight, and right click… right click… right click… you lost everything??? Ah, here’s the “undo” button – the most important button on the “taskbar.”