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Back to School Tips with Microsoft Office

Back to School Tips

School has started for some kids already. I guess I should be thankful that I don’t go back to work until next week. Just enjoying the last few days of summer. Who am I kidding? My mind is in back to school mode! I have been making lists of all of the things I need to do to have my classroom ready! As I get ready I realize just how much I depend on Microsoft Office 2010.

How do I know I’m dependent on it?

We don’t  have it on our computers at school! We have a free alternative that is supposed to be comparable but it isn’t! It’s not the same! Every single time I sit down to work on something at my school computer, I pine for my laptop with Microsoft Office on it! True story and I’m not alone! Many of my fellow teachers share my pain.

So one of my top back to school tips is… get Microsoft Office if you don’t have it! I’m far more productive with it!

Microsoft Office Most Used

Must-Haves for School

The proof is in the picture. Microsoft Word 2010 and Excel 2010 are two of my most used programs. I use them for school related things and for blog related projects. Before W was born, I used them every single day for grad school. I would be lost without my Microsoft Office programs!

You probably want to tell me to be quiet now. I know, I can get a little carried away when I really like something. It’s one of my faults. But seriously, I have tried the alternatives and they don’t stack up! Trust me on this one!

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010

4 Back to School Tips Using Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010

So what can you do with Microsoft Office that makes it worth the investment this school year?

  • Say goodbye to poster board! Instead of slaving over another boring poster board project, go high-tech with a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation. Kids love getting to create and multimedia doesn’t scare them at all! Think about how much more interesting class presentations could be!
  • Get writing! With Microsoft Word, students can write without limitations. Many of my students (even the younger ones) love writing on a computer instead of paper. It’s a great way to motivate reluctant writers!
  • Go visual! Microsoft Excel offers the ability to turn numbers into graphics. For students who are more visual learners this can be engaging and help them retain information!
  • High tech note taking! I’m new to Microsoft OneNote but am already in love. It’s great for when I’m researching lesson plans or searching for inspiration for my next blog post! You can keep audio, video, web clips and even scanned images all together and organized!

 Back to School with Office Home and Student

Back to School Shopping

From now through September 14, 2012 you will get 15% off your purchase of Office Home and Student 2010, Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 (3 pack), Office University 2010 or Office for Mac University 2011! Help get your kids ready for school (and increase your productivity as well)!

I’m a fan in case you couldn’t tell. And I’ll be getting a lot of use out of our copy this year!

How could Microsoft Office help your family get ready for back to school?

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. It’s good that they start early learning to use this software’s so that they can move up to the next level!
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  2. I used Microsoft Office all through high school and college. It’s a must for both nowadays. It allows students to do so much that is no required. I used Word and PowerPoint countless times. I also liked Excel and Access, but that’s because I took business courses that used them. I adore Publisher now too because of that class.
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  3. this would be very useful for our household.

  4. michelle warner says:

    i so need microsoft office, i downloaded the trial and now it is over and i cant really do to much on my computer, homework and stuff. awsome review thanks

  5. this would be so perfect for my nephew…..the note taking feature would be helpful for him

  6. I’ve never heard of Home and Student before. Would love to try the program.

  7. The home and student edition seems like a very useful edition, I shall have to search it out.

  8. I like Microsoft products and this one would be great to have. Like the different features.
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  9. richelle bowers says:

    we could use this in my home

  10. We sure could use this our kids are home schooled- we have a very old version

  11. I just had to buy a new computer and I’m still in college! I’m the one who needs it!
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  12. Barbara Blanton says:

    Microsoft office makes many projects and papers so much easier!

  13. Jenny Stanek says:

    I can’t even say enough about how much I love Microsoft Office. I do the computer-related tasks for the small business my family owns and I couldn’t live without Office. Everything you need to do is 1,000 times easier!

  14. I love Microsoft office – I don’t have it installed on our newer computer, and it sure is missed!

  15. I’ve had Microsoft Office through the different versions for years and could not work without Word and Excel. There are so many things I still don’t know how to do in Excel!

  16. This would be great to have for college!
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  17. With two kids in college I really need to get this on their computers

  18. Audra Weathers says:

    This would be the perfect gift for my sister who homeschools. Would also be an excellent gift for my nephew in college. I’m glad to see they have Mac compatible versions.

  19. Mary Dailey says:

    My son could sure use this with his 3 children!

  20. this would be great to have on the computer

  21. Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle says:

    I grew up learning on Microsoft. Every child should have it in this age.

  22. Patricia Williams says:

    My son loves this program. He used it on a friends computer and has been begging for it since. He says it is so easy to use.

  23. Sonya Morris says:

    We could use this with my daughter in high school!

  24. Seyma Shabbir says:

    MS Office products are great. I use them all the time at work! Who wouldn’t love it?! My fav is MS Word, we use them to post notes in the MMC where I work.

  25. This could really help our family. I have always love MS Office Suite! I used them all the time when I was working and I find I still would like to use them at home. It’s so user-friendly!

  26. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    My job provides me with a laptop that I’m allowed to take home. Which is awesome in many ways but also has it’s restrictions and I’m hesitant to download apps and other things. Luckily at has Microsoft Office on it. I don’t think I could go without it. Even at home, I use it daily.

  27. bill elliott says:

    Microsoft is now is essential in our day to day lifes. With excellent wording and math
    programs i would be lost without them

  28. Jennifer Young says:

    This would be great for our family! My husband is in his last year of college and could definitely use this!

  29. I actually needed to get this this year and didn’t have a chance, my son, while not in high school anymore, still needs this from time to time for work he does.

  30. sherry warlick says:

    I have a mac and this would be awesome to have! Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. sheila musselman askins says:

    i love micro office! i dont have it on this computer and man oh man do i miss it…its so easy to use and there are so many things you can do with it…its a great product!

  32. ThePixieSprinkles says:

    I love Microsoft Office! I’ve been using it since way back when I was in school! lol =)

  33. We so need this! I’d love to use one note to get organized
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  34. Jaime Nicole says:

    I LOVE Microsoft Office. My daughter is learning to use Powerpoint at school, so she could practice at home!

  35. That would be very useful at our home. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Rachael Henzman says:

    I have never used anything but Microsoft Office! I love it and I’m sure this would be awesome!

  37. I wish this included Publisher!

  38. My nephew would make good use of this his computer doesnt have it installed and I know it would come in handy!

  39. I use Office at 2010 at work, and would love to have it on my home computer :)
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  40. Jennifer Nielsen says:

    I have Microsoft Office 2010 Professional and I LOVE it. The design of the programs just keeps getting better and better!

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