Microsoft Word is one of the most commonly used word processing tools by teachers. Word is used for many purposes including creating worksheets and notes, letters, memos and permission slips, student reports and to compile school news letters or newspapers. It is possible to draw a table or insert pictures into an existing document.


Creating a school newsletter, journal or publication

Creating a worksheet or lesson notes

Drawing a table

  • Insert or create a table
    Demonstrates how you can insert a table by choosing from a selection of pre-formatted tables or by selecting the number of rows and columns that you want. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)
  • Tables
    Explains how to draw and format tables including adding and deleting a cell, row, or column, merging and splitting cells, and converting text to a table. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)

Inserting pictures into an existing document

Mail merge to create certificates or letters to parents

  • Mail Merge
    Instructions for using Mail Merge with a text document, Excel, Access, and Outlook (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)
  • Mail Merge
    How to use mail merge to create and print letters and other documents, send personalized e-mail messages to your e-mail address list and create and print envelopes or labels for mass mailing. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)
  • Use mail merge for mass mailings and more
    This tutorial explains how to use mail merge in Microsoft Office Word to produce envelopes and labels for mass mailings as well as to create personalized form letters or e-mail messages, numbered coupons, etc. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)

Teaching students to write a report

  • Writing
    Explains how to use tools available in Word including spelling, grammar and thesaurus and other useful features such as how to do a word count. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)
  • Create a document outline
    This tutorial explains how outlining a document can help to conceptualize and plan its content. It demonstrates how easy it is to create a working outline in Word as well as to reorganize quickly what has already been written. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)
  • Create a Book Report & Book Cover [pdf]
    A PDF file which explains how to create a simple book report. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)
  • A Writer's Guide to Office: Create a Manuscript
    This video explains how to organise stories, poems or even recipes into a manuscript. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)