Why Word Rocks!

Although it has been around since the early 80s, Microsoft Word (or any word processor these days) should be a staple program to every teacher. The sheer variety of activities (completed by students and teachers): handouts, posters, graphs, poetry, and more that can be made with Word is staggering. Teachers are really only limited by their imaginations and students by their creativity. Below are a few samples of what you can do with Word. Makes you want to almost reconsider whether or not Microsoft is actually evil (for a second, anyway). :-)

Graphic Organizers
Teachers can use graphic organizers to help focus students on research projects, higher level thinking activities or a variety of learning objectives.
Aussie Animals research (plain)
Aussie Animals research (w/graphic)