Today I sat at my computer with my student and showed him some of the simple things to do in MS Word. I showed him how to use the shift key to make capital letters, asterisks, dollar signs and exclamation marks.
I showed him how to find fonts, change font size and color.
I showed him how to insert clip art and how to resize them.
I showed him how to put frames around the images and make them different shapes.
I showed him how to use Ctrl + Z to undo his mistakes. I showed him how to use Ctrl + N to begin a new document.
I felt humbled when he told me I had talent. He is 4 years old.
I’ve been sporadic in my writing lately. It’s hard sometimes coming up with something that matters and personally, I want to write about things that matter and add value to the reader and leave me with a feeling of accomplishment.
Perhaps I’ve had a difficult time writing these past days because the words don’t connect to my mission. I think we all have a mission and mine is to educate. When I learn something, I love to share it. When I find a website or resource that teaches, instructs, educates, illuminates and makes me think. I want others to know about these as well.
What I love more than teaching is learning and I am usually thrilled to find a resource that offers me something new. What sites do you visit to find that golden nugget? Any places you bookmark and visit on a regular basis?
I’ll be writing what I learn – I hope you stick around and teach me as well.