This teacher in Ghana has no computers so he draws Word on the chalkboard to teach his students.
Read the story and interview on npr.org
It’s unfortunate he doesn’t have the equipment to teach his students, but his dedication and creativity is impressive. He draws a really great version of Word! The good news is that Twitter users reached out to Microsoft who are working on hooking this classroom up with computers and software.
While I’m on the subject of Word…
If you’re looking at writing courses, Technical Writing is a great option.
Technical writing is any written form of writing or drafting technical communication used in a variety of technical and occupational fields, such as computer hardware and software, engineering, chemistry, aeronautics, robotics, finance, medical, consumer electronics, and biotechnology.
We worked primarily in Word which has really amazing capabilities — you just need to learn where everything is at and how to use it. I wrote instructions, manuals, how-to guides, reports, etc., and it was honestly kind of fun. My final project was around 20 pages of research, graphs, charts, and the best formatting you’ve ever seen. I don’t know about you, but good formatting makes my geeky heart happy.
Recently, I put my Word and Technical Writing skills to good use by redesigning several Electronics labs for a local community college. My geeky heart was so full of formatting love for a few weeks. Insert heart eyes emoji here.