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TECHNOLOGY-11

ESSENTIAL UNIT 3 (E03)

(Projects in Word Processing)

(JULY 2010)

Unit Statement: In this unit, the student will be exposed to and practice the full functionality of modern word processing, including the often-overlooked area of collaboration. The student will move both in and out of traditional packages to explore and utilize the capabilities of documents for a variety of applications.

Essential Outcomes: (assessed for mastery)

1. The Student Will create a document of one paragraph or more with appropriate fonts, size, and alignment.

2. TSW analyze the work of another student for font selection and placement.

3. TSW add graphic elements to the document, including pictures, backgrounds, bullet points of multiple varieties, and bold or italic text

4. TSW add appropriate headers to a document, including student name, date, teacher name, and page numbers (MLA format is recommended).

5. TSW edit the work of another, finding errors or edits in each others’ work and correcting or highlighting them so that they can be easily identified, discussed, and accepted or rejected by the originator.

6. TSW produce a document of at least one page on both traditional and non- traditional software that includes at least three suggestions made by other students.

7. TSW export a file to web, print, and e-mail formats.

Suggested materials:

Software:

Microsoft Word 2010 or newer (Free alternative) Open Office Writer (Openoffice.org)

Online:

Google Docs Zoho.com E-mail address Moodle forums for online collaboration

Hardware (not recommended) Local network drive

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Assessment Rubric for Technology-11 E03 Word Processing

Students write 2-3 sentences of a story and then pass the story along to be continued by the next student. This continues through 5-7 rotations. Alternatively, students may write a section of story, and then choose a different story to write for the other portion. The purpose is to demonstrate the basic technique of retrieving and modifying a file. Can be accomplished on a file-sharing application such as google docs or zoho. Can also be accomplished on a network.

QSI Technology Curriculum

11-Year-Old Essential Unit E03

Word Processing

Assessment Rubric

Rubric Item

"A" level mastery

"B" level mastery

Bullets and outlines

Accomplishes the "B" level, but can also use and customize bullets. Can switch easily between Roman Numerals and numbers.

Can outline correctly by automated tasks or by selecting outline style. Can modify outline style. Can correct problems with spacing

Images

Accomplishes the "B" level, but can also adjust the picture, including cropping and color correction.

Places images inside the text and controls their placement, above, below or in between words

Editing

Accomplishes the "B" level, but can also make suggestions that imply deep thinking on the topic and are specific so that they can be followed.

Uses editing process to add comments, highlights, suggests re- spellings and words as appropriate to the text

Revisions

Accomplishes the "B" level, but can also explain why a suggestion is accepted or rejected.

Accepts / rejecs revisions in a manner that the word processor is set up to do.

Headers, page numbers and layout

This is a "B" only TSW

Follows MLA format exactly for margins, header, centering, titles, heading, and Works Cited.

Font

Accomplishes the "B" level, but can also experiment with fonts to find unique and readable choices. Can combine differing font types (e.g., serif and sans serif)

Uses fonts that adhere to the intended project. MLA calls for 12- point, Times New Roman, double- spaced.

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