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By: Sarah Layton on January 31st, 2014

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Microsoft Office 2013 Lesson Plans: Where to Find Them

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Are you looking to upgrade your Microsoft Office 2010 lesson plans to 2013?  Has your school has recently upgraded to Office 2013? If so, you might be scrambling. You might be asking yourself, “Where can I get Microsoft Office 2013 lesson plans?

Microsoft Office 2013 Lesson Plans: Online Software as a Service

One option for Microsoft Office 2013 lesson plans is online software as a service, such as our own Business&ITCenter21 online. Although designed using captures from Office 2010, the 2013 version functions almost identically. So, you and your students are actually set whether you are using Office 2010 or 2013. Additionally, the captures will be updated in the fall to reflect Office 2013.

Microsoft Office 2013 lesson plansThe best software as a service options will provide you with engaging, interactive, and up-to-date curriculum. The content is designed to teach students basic and intermediate Microsoft Office skills. After content is presented, students can take quizzes. Later, module tests verify their achievement in the content areas.

And not only is the curriculum provided, the best programs will include a grade book. The grade book helps you gauge how well your students are learning and understanding the content. You can reset quizzes and test and allow students to take them over as needed.

The best part, both you and your students can access the program anytime, anywhere.

Microsoft Office 2013 Lesson Plans: Microsoft

Another option is Microsoft’s own Microsoft IT Academy Program. Here you’ll find customizable lesson plans. You will also find all sorts of valuable information and content for developing and refining your own Microsoft Office 2013 lesson plans. You can also check out Microsoft in Education for some great ideas.

Microsoft Office 2013 Lesson Plans: Online Communities and Blogs

Yet another way, join online communities, follow some blogs online, or dig around on Pinterest. If you’re not sure how to get started, try a “top 20 blog” list or something similar, such as Scholastic’s list.

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The best resource?

Use a combination of all these resources in developing your Microsoft Office 2013 lesson plans. It's likely that not one single source will get you what you need, for example, read this post, "Is Microsoft IT Academy Enough for Employers?"
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About Sarah Layton

Sarah has been with AES since 1998, first serving as a curriculum developer, and now as a customer support analyst and content creator. She is committed to helping instructors gain experience and confidence using our solutions and to providing excellent customer care.