Tech Tip #19: Best MS Word Tips

tech tipsIn these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Today’s tip: Ten Best MS Word Tips

Category: MS Office, Problem-solving, Keyboarding

codingHere are popular MS Word tips and links to articles:

  1. Turn an Address into a Link–push the space bar after pasting in an internet address–that activates it (or push enter)
  2. What’s Today’s Date–press Shift+Alt+D in MS Word. Or, as you start typing the date, Word will populate it for you.
  3. Menu command is grayed out–push escape four times (you’re probably in something you don’t know you are). This works 90% of the time
  4. How to Undelete–push Ctrl+Z
  5. #109: MS Word Skills Assessment for Grades 3-8
  6. Dear Otto: How do I set the default font on MS Word
  7. Tech Tip #37: My MS Word Toolbar Disappeared
  8. Tech Tip #20: How to Add an MS Word Link
  9. MS Word for Grades 2-5
  10. #45: How to Use MS Word to Teach Geography
  11. Easy Photo Editing in MS Word
  12. Tech Tip #98: Speed up MS Office with Quick Access Toolbar
  13. Tech Tip #24: How to Open A New Word Doc Without the Program
  14. Tech Tip #102: Doc Saved Over? Try This

Sign up for a new tip each week or buy the entire 169 Real-world Ways to Put Tech into Your Classroom.

What’s your favorite tech tip in your classroom? Share it in the comments below.


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Author: Jacqui
Welcome to my virtual classroom. I've been a tech teacher for 15 years, but modern technology offers more to get my ideas across to students than at any time in my career. Drop in to my class wikis, classroom blog, our internet start pages. I'll answer your questions about how to teach tech, what to teach when, where the best virtual sites are. Need more--let's chat about issues of importance in tech ed. Want to see what I'm doing today? Click the gravatar and select the grade.

3 thoughts on “Tech Tip #19: Best MS Word Tips

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.