At our recent Easter Camp one of the most warmly received free applications was Ribbon Hero. This simple plug-in for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 uses a ‘game format’ to test and improve your skills in using Word, Excel PowerPoint and OneNote. In each application a task is set and you acquire points on how well you do in completing that task. Each task is based around a particular range of functions such as formatting text in Word or inserting video in PowerPoint, for example. Ribbon Hero helps and guides you if you don't know how to use these functions. It enables you to learn alot more about the functions and features of Microsoft Office.
As with all the best Hero movies, there is always a sequel and Ribbon Hero 2 is now available. This gives the infamous Office Paper clip character, Clippy, his second chance. Ribbon Hero 2 uses a comic style , with lots of animations and graphics that will have a particular appeal, especially to your students.
Both these simple games are ideal to learn more about the functions of Microsoft Office.
Application name – Ribbon Hero
Free download from - http://www.officelabs.com/ribbonhero
Requirements – Microsoft Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2010
Application name – Ribbon Hero 2
Free download from - http://www.ribbonhero.com/