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QM6 Microsoft Word: Sweet Tools Step 1

4. Suite Tools


Emojis are treated as text and can be used free by students (or anyone) in all ages and grade levels.


1. Place your cursor where you want to add an emoji in your Word document.
2. Click on the Windows logo key and type the period. screen shot of windows four-block keyboard key and a period to open the emoji options..  The emoji keyboard will open. On a Mac computer you press the fn key and the letter E.

image of using the function key fn plus the E key to open the emoji keyboard in Word
3. Type a term into the search bar, such as "idea" and select the desired emoji. It will be inserted into your document.

Screenshot of the emoji window that opens after pressing the windows key and a period. Shows a search bar to enter your term.

This document contains additional support for adding emojis: Windows Tips & Tricks: Emojis



1. Copy the text below that is written in Arabic and paste it into a Blank Microsoft 365 Word document.

أين كنت ترغب في السفر؟

كم عدد الولايات في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية؟

ما هي المادة التي تحبها في المدرسة؟

كم عمرك؟

2. Select the REVIEW MENU and then use the drop-down next to the Translate icon and select Translate Document.

Go to step 3 to the right to continue the directions.
Screenshot of using the REVIEW MENU and TRANSLATE icon to have word translate the Document.


3. The Translate Window will appear and you can select the language you want it translated into (English in this example).

Screenshot of Microsoft Word Translator window showing where to select the language desired for the translation.RESULT: A new Word document window is opened showing the translation.

4. Practice: Open this El león y el ratón document, select ALL the text, copy it and paste it into a new blank Word document. Translate it into English and Then translate it back to Spanish

NOW, go to the Library of Congress website and open the original Spanish version of, "El león y el ratón."  Were there many terms or words that were changed through the translation? 

5. Brainstorm with a partner and identify some different ways translation apps on a cell phone and on the Internet can make a big difference.

6. Write a paragraph at the bottom of the "El león y el ratónthat describes what you and your partner discovered about using the translation feature. Check with your teacher about sharing your discovery or to submit your file.

MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

6. Creative Communicator
a. choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into their new creations
d. publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences