My computer was reformatted during the semester as the Window's 7 Home that was installed on my computer had to be upgraded to Window's 7 Professional. With that my Microsoft Office was upgraded as well to 2010.
Throughout the Peer Coaching Program I have used a variety of Microsoft tools to assist me.
Outlook was used in many ways including:
I use folders within Mail to store any emails that I want to keep. Emails
over 90 days are archived (and sometimes more often) as we are very restricted to
the size of our email inboxes at school.
The attachment below Brainstorm with an idea map is an example of a file that was emailed to members
of the Peer Coaching group as an attachment, so that they could access a "live"
document, that is, with the web links active. The staff came to the session
with their document saved on their laptops and they were able to work through
it step by step, whilst I demonstrated on the interactive white board.
Excel was used in my Peer Coaching Program to demonstrate how to use the program. The majority of teachers that I have come across do not use Excel because they do not know how. I therefore demonstrated to teachers some of the various uses that I use Excel for as well as showing them how to do some simple formulas as well as formatting.
An example is that the HSIE Head Teacher wanted to know how to use a spreadsheet to keep track of her shares. She came and observed a Commerce class that I was teaching. The students and I demonstrated on the whiteboard with the assistance of a data projector. File is attached called Spreadsheet to accompany Task 2.
I demonstrated to the Peer Group the use of Wikis. On a Wiki was a table that was cut and pasted from an Excel spreadsheet. The graphs were inserted by using the snipping tool and saving as a .jpg. The .jpg was then inserted into the wiki. The wiki can be viewed at http://globalconnect-2010.wikispaces.com/ . A screenshot of the wiki can be seen below.
Other Excel documents that were demonstrated were files that I use to record the details of the Equestrian team of which I am the Coordinator. I have one file and on each worksheet I record the student’s participation in the various horse sport events that we attend. I also record parent’s details so that I can contact a parent if I have a query. This file is emailed to the Student Services Coordinator regularly so that she can update individual school records. The file is then available to the next coordinator of horse sports. I also designed an order form for the Equestrian Uniform that is attached to the Equestrian Website. Screenshot below.
Order form attached below called Uniform Order Form.