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.Liked this post? Check out some of my books on