Teaching Computer Skills

A lot of my international students have less than stellar computer skills which can be a serious problem when it comes to typing essays. I can’t tell you how many essays I get that were written in email because they don’t know where else to write it. And basic skills like copying and pasting or even saving files are sometimes non-existent. I have put together some worksheets here and there to help students which I can share if anyone is interested, but this game from Microsoft: Ribbon Hero 2 is a really fun way to teach basic Microsoft Office skills–and make fun of Clippy, the Office Assistant!

I think this is a great tool for students and it’s free!

UPDATE: It keeps a little score counter in your Office ribbon and when you do things like cut-and-paste or change font sizes, you get points! So cool! And students can keep track of how skilled they are at computers.

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