Back to School Tips with Microsoft Office

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Back to School Tips with Microsoft Office

Back to School Tips

School has started for some kids already. I guess I should be thankful that I don’t go back to work until next week. Just enjoying the last few days of summer. Who am I kidding? My mind is in back to school mode! I have been making lists of all of the things I need to do to have my classroom ready! As I get ready I realize just how much I depend on Microsoft Office 2010.

How do I know I’m dependent on it?

We don’t  have it on our computers at school! We have a free alternative that is supposed to be comparable but it isn’t! It’s not the same! Every single time I sit down to work on something at my school computer, I pine for my laptop with Microsoft Office on it! True story and I’m not alone! Many of my fellow teachers share my pain.

So one of my top back to school tips is… get Microsoft Office if you don’t have it! I’m far more productive with it!

Microsoft Office Most Used

Must-Haves for School

The proof is in the picture. Microsoft Word 2010 and Excel 2010 are two of my most used programs. I use them for school related things and for blog related projects. Before W was born, I used them every single day for grad school. I would be lost without my Microsoft Office programs!

You probably want to tell me to be quiet now. I know, I can get a little carried away when I really like something. It’s one of my faults. But seriously, I have tried the alternatives and they don’t stack up! Trust me on this one!

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010

4 Back to School Tips Using Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010

So what can you do with Microsoft Office that makes it worth the investment this school year?

  • Say goodbye to poster board! Instead of slaving over another boring poster board project, go high-tech with a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation. Kids love getting to create and multimedia doesn’t scare them at all! Think about how much more interesting class presentations could be!
  • Get writing! With Microsoft Word, students can write without limitations. Many of my students (even the younger ones) love writing on a computer instead of paper. It’s a great way to motivate reluctant writers!
  • Go visual! Microsoft Excel offers the ability to turn numbers into graphics. For students who are more visual learners this can be engaging and help them retain information!
  • High tech note taking! I’m new to Microsoft OneNote but am already in love. It’s great for when I’m researching lesson plans or searching for inspiration for my next blog post! You can keep audio, video, web clips and even scanned images all together and organized!

 Back to School with Office Home and Student

Back to School Shopping

From now through September 14, 2012 you will get 15% off your purchase of Office Home and Student 2010, Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 (3 pack), Office University 2010 or Office for Mac University 2011! Help get your kids ready for school (and increase your productivity as well)!

I’m a fan in case you couldn’t tell. And I’ll be getting a lot of use out of our copy this year!

How could Microsoft Office help your family get ready for back to school?

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  1. michelle warner says

    i so need microsoft office, i downloaded the trial and now it is over and i cant really do to much on my computer, homework and stuff. awsome review thanks

  2. Jenny Stanek says

    I can’t even say enough about how much I love Microsoft Office. I do the computer-related tasks for the small business my family owns and I couldn’t live without Office. Everything you need to do is 1,000 times easier!

  3. Susan P. says

    I’ve had Microsoft Office through the different versions for years and could not work without Word and Excel. There are so many things I still don’t know how to do in Excel!

  4. Audra Weathers says

    This would be the perfect gift for my sister who homeschools. Would also be an excellent gift for my nephew in college. I’m glad to see they have Mac compatible versions.

  5. Patricia Williams says

    My son loves this program. He used it on a friends computer and has been begging for it since. He says it is so easy to use.

  6. Seyma Shabbir says

    MS Office products are great. I use them all the time at work! Who wouldn’t love it?! My fav is MS Word, we use them to post notes in the MMC where I work.

  7. Marthalynn says

    This could really help our family. I have always love MS Office Suite! I used them all the time when I was working and I find I still would like to use them at home. It’s so user-friendly!

  8. Jennifer Mae Hiles says

    My job provides me with a laptop that I’m allowed to take home. Which is awesome in many ways but also has it’s restrictions and I’m hesitant to download apps and other things. Luckily at has Microsoft Office on it. I don’t think I could go without it. Even at home, I use it daily.

  9. bill elliott says

    Microsoft is now is essential in our day to day lifes. With excellent wording and math
    programs i would be lost without them

  10. michele p. says

    I actually needed to get this this year and didn’t have a chance, my son, while not in high school anymore, still needs this from time to time for work he does.

  11. sheila musselman askins says

    i love micro office! i dont have it on this computer and man oh man do i miss it…its so easy to use and there are so many things you can do with it…its a great product!

  12. Jennifer Nielsen says

    I have Microsoft Office 2010 Professional and I LOVE it. The design of the programs just keeps getting better and better!

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