This Fall we've been busy bees while waiting for this cold weather to set in here in PA. We have been working away at developing new content and fixing any error and bugs that are reported!
New content coming your way!
Several Microsoft office projects this year will be released. The projects are based around a single themed list of well-known people. Students will research and create different types of documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint using this list.
Microsoft Word Reinforce Activities- Available Now!
Word 1: Essentials (2 class hours)
Title: Getting an Autograph
In this project, students choose a person from a provided list and then research and write a formal letter asking for an autographed photo.
Word 2: Fundamentals (4 class hours)
Title: Who is This Person?
In this project, students choose a person from a provided list and then research and write a brief biography using MLA guidelines.
Microsoft Excel Reinforce Activities - Available Now!
Excel 1: Essentials (2 class hours)
Title: Show Me the Money
In this project, students research and then compare the salaries or net worths of the people on the provided list.
Excel 2: Fundamentals (3 class hours)
Title: Age is Only a Number
In this project, students research and calculate the exact age of each person on a provided list.
Microsoft PowerPoint Reinforce Activities- To be released by end of 2017
PowerPoint 1: Essentials (3 class hours)
Title: Make a Trading Card
In this project, students choose a person from a provided list and then research and make a trading card based on that person.
PowerPoint 2: Fundamentals (4 class hours)
Title: Tell and Show
In this project, students choose a person from a provided list and then research and create a presentation based on that person.
What's next? 2018
Up and coming new content and content updates in 2018
34 new lessons for a total of 42 lessons combined for Google Apps.
The module breakdown:
- Getting Started with Google Apps
- Google Docs Essentials
- Google Sheets Essentials
- Google Slides Essentials
- Google Docs Fundamentals
- Google Sheets Fundamentals
- Google Slide Fundamentals
- Google Forms
6 new lessons for an entirely new module!
- Customer Service
Medical Office Assistant
1 new module containing 5 new units (13 new lessons)
Errors and bug fixes
This fall we have provided fixes and released over 70 errors and bugs found within our 1,476 hours of curriculum and 1,677 interactive lessons.
Textbooks go through many levels of editing, and therefore more mistakes are caught before the book makes it's way to your hands. AES, on the other hand, continually pushes out new material and updates.
While all of our content goes through various editing outlets, the level of complexity in testing our interactive products is on a whole other level from finding typos in textbooks. By shortening the editing process, we can get the content you need to you quickly and make changes and updates just as fast! We are continually analyzing our processes to improve our ability to produce the curriculum with both speed and accuracy.
If you find an error, please feel free to let us know so we can patch it up! We aren't afraid to admit that we aren't perfect. 😉