Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office

Microsoft is offering another free download aimed at the education market. Learning Essentials provides the following resources:

Learning Essentials adds curriculum-based templates and toolbars to Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to guide students and teachers through projects. There is a separate set of tools for teachers and students. Some language versions include tools to create e-learning content.

Educator and Student Centers

Centers give educators and students a starting place for common assignments and tasks and guide them through a customizable interface to encourage project completion.

Templates & Toolbars

Templates help educators and students get beyond the blank page and produce high-quality work. Readily available toolbars bring together Office resources and commands for writing, presentations, math and science, and foreign languages.

Tutorials & Project Assistance

“Just in time” guidance and coaching from leading education publishers and expert Microsoft Office users can be seen side-by-side with work in progress. Handy¬†Checklists help track progress within an assignment.

Microsoft has made some interesting additions to its free downloads and Learning Essentials could be useful for both students and teachers.

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