EDUC 370 - Instructional Technology: Agenda for January 11, 2007

Unit 1 - OS X and Microsoft Office

Apple OS X

We will be using MacBook Pro notebook computers in class. Since many have had little experience with Mac, you may want to go through Apple's orientation to the system. I think with some use most of it will become apparent, but if you want more support go to:

There is also a more in-depth resource available in Course Documents in Blackboard.

MS Word 201

Most of us use a word processor and can spell check, change font and a couple of other things. But the program, usually Microsoft Word, has a lot more power than working as a typewriter. We'll begin this semester work with it.

At JMU we have an account with, and will use their tutorials extensively throughout the semester. The password to our account will be distributed in class, and is also posted in Blackboard. You will use this resource as one of your primary online "texts" throughout the semester.

In class topics

Download this resume file for use in class. It will need to be saved on your desktop. We will then format it using the following tools. Here is a pdf file that shows what it should look like.

The following tutorials are found at Atomic Learning. The numbers are for the Macintosh versions:

In addition, I will talk about making and storying your personal templates in class.



  1. Format and print out your own resume. Bring a paper copy and the computer file into class. Use the following sequence at Atomic Learning:
  2. Letterhead Challenge

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