The learners receive direct instruction and practice using the ribbon interface in software including the applications button, help tool, tabs and labels, commands and groups found on each tab, dialog box, shortcuts, and setting up quick access buttons in this engaging and interactive digital lesson.
Estimated Time:12 minutes
Score Type:Automatically Graded
Available Language: English
Vocabulary: Office button, application button, command, contextual menu, dialog box, gallery, groups, home tab, hover, live preview, quick access, review, ribbon interface, spell check
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The ribbon interface lesson incorporates information about clouds through the scientist’s report on cloud experiments. After the lesson, you might want to show pictures of different kinds of cloud to students and discuss how each one differs.
Students should know what the icon for text color looks like in a word processing program.
Students should be familiar with the menu and toolbar systems common to previous software designs.
Students should know that word processing software includes styles that allow users to change the look of their work.
Students should know that pictures can be inserted into documents.