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ICT Skills for Teachers (Office 2016 / Office 365)

E-mail (Beginner level)

As an educator with access to e-mail you have the potential to benefit from using e-mail in a number of ways. This activity will suggest a number of ways in which you can increase your communication with learners and other teachers. You can use these notes to help you create e-mail messages in order to contact other educators; you can receive e-mail, make appointments, customize your personal calendar, keep an address book for personal contacts. If your school has not provided you with an address, you can use a free email service such as Microsoft's Outlook.com for this.

By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:

- Create an email message
- Send and receive email
- Setting up a personal calendar
- Setting up and using an address book
- Attaching a file to a message
- Checking spelling and language
- Filing messages in personal folders

Read about the Advantages of email

Decide on your own use of e-mail and experiment with some ideas about linking to other educators. To do so you would typically do some of the following tasks:

1. Start Microsoft Outlook. See how »
2. Add an email account. If you havent already. If you have, skip this step. See how »
If you dont have an email address, visit outlook.com and sign up for a free address See how »
3. Note: It may take some time for you to receive a reply so these activities can take place over a period of time.

Choose one of the following:

1. Sign in to your Microsoft Oulook.com account

2. Contact a colleague about the possibility of an e-mail project between your two schools.

3. Contact an expert about your subject.

4. Invite your local newspaper to attend an event at your school.

5. Search the Internet for a mailing list group of teachers in your learning area.

6. Write to some of your learners to ask if they have anything to tell you about how their day went.
4. Create, send and receive e-mail: Send your examination paper to your Curriculum Implementer. See how »
5. File messages: When you have received a number of messages you will need to create different folders in which to store them. See how »

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