Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Outlook - Free Built in Tools that Benefit Students

In my continuing efforts to share free tools that benefit students and educators, I would like to recommend the use of Outlook and it's many features. Most people think of it for email. But, Outlook has several additional tools worth exploring - the Calendar and Tasks tools, for example. There are a variety of different views for both. One particular view is worth mentioning - Timeline View. This feature can benefit students who need help visualizing the breakdown of the steps required to complete a task or long-term project such as a research project.
Also, the ability to add notes and reminders with both visual and auditory cues can be extremely beneficial for some students.
These tools can serve to help students with learning, executive function and attentional issues experience greater success in fulfilling their academic expectations.

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