You would think that since Graham is only in Kindergarten that I would not have to worry about things like computer software. The truth is, we aren’t there yet, but he is already starting to learn the basics of computers and I’m sure that all things Microsoft will be waiting for him in just a few short years. Working at the high school I see the importance for kids to not only have the knowledge of things like PowerPoint, Word and Excel but for them to have access to them at home.
Technology continues to advance in the classroom which is such a great thing! I see kids doing things in 9th grade that I didn’t really learn until after high school. In order for our kids to remain competitive and to do their best in school and beyond they are going to need to learn how to operate and navigate these different systems. I realize that it can be pricey to have Office installed on your computer, so I really wanted to let you guys know about a deal that is going on now until 9/14. Buy Office Home and Student 2010, Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 (3 pack), Office University 2010 or Office for Mac University 2011 until Sept 14th and get 15% off! That savings could really add up and be such a great investment in the long run for your family.
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What Your Child Can Do With Office
With Microsoft Office your child can take the typical presentation and turn it up a notch by using PowerPoint. They can add videos, images, sounds and more to make their projects come to life. Goodbye poster board and hello wow factor! If you have a high schooler they are going to need access to a word processor. Microsoft Word makes creating documents easy with tips and tools like spell check and thesaurus. Excel might be a bit advanced for your kids at first, but it will definitely come in handy for college and later in life when they are budget planning. I think the earlier kids learn Excel the better off they will be for the future. Need help organizing? OneNote is a great idea for your high schooler to keep everything organized in one specific location. There are handy tabs and search functions so that finding your information is a breeze. This would have been perfect for me when I was in college and trying to organize all of my notes. Need immediate availability? Check out Microsoft’s SkyDrive so that items can be accessed from your phone or wherever you may be!