Basic Word Badge

As part of our ITE, teacher and vocational badge system, you can now earn your GFC Global certificate. Please make sure that you upload all your Proof of Evidence (POE) to your school (G-drive) folder for us be able to officially award your badge. Ask your ITE for your folder link.

Check how many of the following criteria you have already mastered! If you need assistance with any of the criteria, please book a one on one with your ITE or work through the how to tutorials for Word.

The criteria for the Basic Word Badge are as follows:

Please make sure that you can do ALL of the items below. If you can't do it, please ask your friendly ITE for support. You have to be able to:

  • Launch MS Word, create a new document and save your document
  • Typing of text, change font type and colour.
  • Increase/Decrease font size.
  • Make text bold/italics/underline.
  • Insert/create a new paragraph (hard Enter) and a new line (soft Enter)
  • Change page size.
  • Set language to South African English and do a spell and grammar check.
  • Insert a new page.
  • Open a recently used document.
  • Cut/Copy/Paste.
  • Able to zoom in and out of a document.
  • Print a document.
  • Knows at least three keyboard shortcuts for MS Word.
  • Use the Format painter.
  • Highlight text.
  • Insert Superscript and subscript.
  • Create a bulleted and numbered list.
  • Indent text (using tab key or indent buttons).
  • Align text (left, center, right, justify).
  •  Print/Export a document to PDF.
  • Access Help within Word.
  • Insert images located on the machine and from other sources. (Online, local machine, stock.)
  • Customise the wrapping of text around an image.
  • Insert and format shapes (resize, colour, borders etc.)
  • Insert special characters and symbols.
  • Format the wrapping of text around a shape.
  • Create and Insert a screenshot into your word document.
  • Upload a test, worksheet or any lesson related word document that you have created into your POE G-drive folder
  • Use Equation editor (Maths teachers) Additional Badge

Badge Activities

Activity one (ALL)

  1. Register for an account on the GFCGlobal platform
  2. Complete the Word GCFGlobal course. Make sure that you make notes as you go along. Watch the videos and complete the tasks within the course.
  3. Complete the Word assessment and download the certificate.
  4. Save it in your POE folder with the file name wordbadge_YournameYoursurname.pdf e.g. wordbadgeMaggieVerster.pdf.
  5. Upload your certificate to your school (teacher) folder (ask your ITE for the POE link).
  6. Create a worksheet or subject related document for your DIeP lesson and add to your POE folder. (teachers)

Activity Two (Vocational focus learners)

  • Write a half a page (in total- no more than 300 words) essay (to be used as a blogpost) to KILT on being a vocational focus learner in the KILT programme, and how you are going to use what you learn in your future journey. Your Word document must be engaging and have the following:
    • Use the font Calibri for your whole document.
    • A header in Bold in dark blue and center it.
    • Body of text must be size 12. (Justify it)
    • Add (a) relevant photo(s) and make sure that the text wrap around it. (resize it if it is too big)
    • Add a bulleted list of what you are learning/ the advantages of being a vocational focus learner.
    • Insert a one cell table and add into it your favourite quote relating to your vocational learning journey. Make the cell a colour of your choice
    • Save it as worddoc.yourname.surname.pdf in your POE Gdrive folder.

How to tutorials

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