OpenOffice.org for Teachers
OpenOffice.org (OOo) is a productivity suite of software comprised of six components - Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Base and Math. OOo is 'open source software' designed as an alternative to Microsoft Office (it can read and save files compatible with Word, Excel and PowerPoint) with the intent of providing universal access by making it available to everyone at no cost; it will always be free to download and may be freely distributed.
This course introduces the basics of OpenOffice.org from installation to creation, saving, printing, and sharing. Through this hands-on, skills-based course participants are offered choices of assignments among a variety of practical projects in the six OpenOffice.org modules. Classroom applications are curriculum-wide including essay writing, history, mathematics, business, sciences and others. The course is suitable for teachers of all subjects and grade levels, administrators, and specialists.
Upon registering, the instructor will mail physical course materials at no additional cost. All assignments may be completed without classroom participation. Instructor support is always readily available by email and phone. Additional information may be found at: www.steveyoungfpu.net
This course is applicable towards the Technology Skills for Educators Certificate.