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USING COMPUTERS FOR YOUR ASSIGNMENTS 

Keeley Library   April 22, 2000
Some of these examples were taken from the Microsoft Education K-12 Web Site.

BOOKS IN THE CIRCULATING COLLECTION

How to Use Computers as a Resource 300.285 D561
Projects for New Technologies in Education 371.3078 1994
Helping with Homework   (Has chapter on using computers) 371.3028 1996
Research Reports, a Guide for Middle and High School Students 
Covers every aspect of reports, and includes illustrations.)
373.13 S949 1996
Computer Generated Graphics
Web Graphics Visual Quick Reference 006.69 1997
Computer Graphics 006.6 B182 1984
Getting Started in Computer Graphics 006.6 O52 1993
Computer Graphics, How it works, What it Does 006.6 K43 1989

USING A WORD PROCESSOR: SOME EXAMPLES

Develop slogans.
Write commercials.
Write poems.
Develop your own books.
Rewrite a familiar story from another perspective.
Keep a journal.
Describe a process or skill.
Write different types of letters.
Use graphic organizers to analyze stories
Write lab reports
Create an outline
Produce a play script and then perform the drama
Write about the creative thinking used to solve a problem.
Describe scientific events.
Write and conduct surveys.
Use tables to list stocks, exchange rates, or other items
Write a bibliography
Write a Table of Contents
Automatically enter numbered pages in a document

USING GRAPHICS: SOME EXAMPLES

Use drawing tools to create graphic organizers which show relationships, structure of a topic, etc. Use the drawing tools in Microsoft Word or Clarisworks to create a flowchart which shows the steps required to complete a project

USING DATABASES: SOME EXAMPLES

Make a list of countries and exchange rates Sort items in a database to create special reports 

USING SPREADSHEETS: SOME EXAMPLES

Prepare graphs and charts to show relationships
Prepare a budget
Prepare a schedule
Keep a record of a particular stock over a period of a month, then chart the progress of the stock

USING PRESENTATION TOOLS: SOME EXAMPLES

Use Powerpoint or Clarisworks to produce slide show presentations. These can later be videotaped, or mounted on a web page for sharing.

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Jane Constant, Reference Librarian
Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001