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What is a Template?

  • Dictionary Definition: "...a pattern, as a thn plate of metal, serving as a gauge or guide in mechanical work"
  • Technology Definition: "...a blueprint for the text, graphics, and formatting in an entire document"

About Templates:

  • May come with software--can be used as they are or modified
  • Can be created by you
  • Can be accessed/downloaded from the internet

Who can use templates?

 

Teachers

  • Gradebook
  • Seating Chart
  • Certificates
  • Newsletters
  • Parent Communication
  • Permission Slips
  • Field Trip Forms

Students

  • Polls/Surveys
  • Assignment Sheets
  • Bibliography and/or note cards
  • Schedules
  • Brochures
  • Letters
  • Resumes

Why use a Tempate?

  • Retrieve an existing document with the desired layout
  • Follow prompts for needed information and direction for it's placement
  • Protect the layout for future use

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Introduction: Education World Article, "Templates in the Classroom"

 

Microsoft Templates

Instructional Examples Using Templates with Microsoft Office Software

Word

PowerPoint

Downloadable Files and Examples of Completed Template Activities


Interactive PowerPoint Resource Collection 

Excel

Making Excel work for you

Examples

TrackStar

WebQuests

WebQuest Examples:

Inspiration

Kidspiration

SmartBoards

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