Microsoft word is an important education application. It is important to process raw facts into meaningful information. Microsoft word can benefits teachers and students to create new innovative methods of learning and teaching. Microsoft word and Microsoft office suite for students help to transmit educational materials and practice systematically in school and university faster with higher quality.
Microsoft application is a teaching tool for tutors and teachers.
In which tutors can use Microsoft word templates to teach complex fundamental into simple methods. E.g. Write a letter for school leaving certificate. In traditional education method, students write and practice school leaving certificate on notebooks. But in future students need to print the letter or all the departments will be becoming digital. In that time you can’t imagine the applications are received by a handwritten letter on physical paper.
So, my point is why not teachers teach or give them freedom to write a letter on Microsoft Word with traditional practice methods (handwritten). I explained benefits above but another one is if they learn and use Microsoft word in school or practice on various documents writing methods then in future they don’t need to spend money on computer courses. While same time Government of India or others countries are branding IT education in schools for students.
That’s why I think how Microsoft word and MS Office etc. application can be used and utilized by teachers and students to faster the process of receiving and giving information. And to achieve this purposes around the world school and colleges. I believe Microsoft Word is an important application that can improve and maximize practical education practices in schools and colleges.
Microsoft word can help students to correct the mistakes in real time and develop self-learning
I was teaching Microsoft excel uses in daily life yesterday for my students. I asked during the conversation, what is intelligence? They told me different answers that it is about skills, education, knowledge and learning, problem-solving etc. mostly they are near to do the answer. Most of them completed the bachelor degrees in India. But they are not confident in their answer what intelligence is.
I told them that according to me intelligence means in the example that intelligence is a chairman of skill, knowledge, learning, habits, thoughts, creativity, critical thinking and focus. I think you’re agreeing. Google translating or explaining the intelligence in his ways it means the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. That is ok. But I am saying, intelligence is the ability that is used to takes a decision in critical situations by using acquired knowledge and skill.
So, how intelligence is connected with Microsoft Word, Teachers and Students?
Simple examples about the importance of Microsoft Word in Education:-
1. When you type on wrong spelling on Microsoft Word it highlights your mistake in the red line in real time. Then you right click and correct it. Similar, students observe spelling mistake in real time. It means they will try to take the decision based on suggestion after click on the word underline red. Now they can observe, judge, think which one spelling is correct?
That is going to self-learning practices and freedom (leadership) to take the decision. It will improve their brain power, thinking pattern. And if students are able to do that small work, teachers can maximize their topic broadly. I think you’re agreeing. That’s why I think Microsoft word can help students to correct mistakes and improve self-analysis ability.
2. Students and teachers can insert and use diagrams, table, chart, and smart art etc. visual explanation tools. They can use it to teach, define, and explain complex lessons in simple methods. That’s ok. But how it is benefiting them. Chart, table, smart art and shapes and various other visual objects can benefit students to understand more about the topic practically.
If teachers can teach them how to convert 1000 word chapter in one diagram, then in this case students have the tool, but tools are useless if you don’t know what their uses are and how to use when to use. Computer teachers have to teach such skill to students about various computer applications.
But when students try and practice to convert 1000 word it will challenge their thinking, it will increase their creativity level, it will explore imagination in their brain and when the complete the assignment, it’s the greatest gift for a teacher from their students by using Microsoft Word in the classroom.
While 1000 word in one simple diagram, enhance students ability to solve daily life problems by using technologies. In future, I hope such students will create innovative solutions for environmental problems, corruption and help to reduce unemployment problems.
The world is facing so many problems. We need people in our Govt. Departments, parliament, business, and workforce etc. who have intelligence. Intelligence is not about you have the degree. Intelligence means you have capacity and algorithm inside the brain to solve the problem at low cost in less time. This algorithm is already in their brain but it will develop with the time. But using technologies in the classroom to improve critical thinking and creativity in students mind will be the key.
3. Microsoft word application is not only accessible to school and college computers. But you can access this application at home. The benefit will generate for students and teachers that teacher can connect with students. They can collaborate on the same documents. I mean Microsoft word is now a cloud-based application that you can use anywhere and work with your team. As you know there are various uses of Microsoft Word in our daily life. The important point here, teachers and tutors have to make a list of tool and functions that are beneficial to improve human (students) natural intelligence and instinct. Here I tried: Microsoft word uses and features. I covered and explained 70% menus or functions of Microsoft word. It’s better you can check it.
That’s it! I have more to say but I think you can understand how effective it is to use Microsoft word application in education.
In conclusion, I want to say that the use of technologies in the classroom should be directed to enhance intelligence in students mind and not to make them lazy and less critical. Not a matter, if it is Microsoft Word or Google analytics, BI tools, cloud applications.