Recently, the McKinney family was chosen to take part in the beta testing for Microsoft Office 2010. Being a homeschooler myself, I ask Angelene a few questions about the experience. Here is our exchange:
was your family chosen to participate? How did Microsoft even know about your family?
My husband, Matt, works in the IT field
and had a friend who mentioned that Microsoft was looking for beta
testers for Office 2010. We thought it sounded interesting so we applied. There was a phone interview with Matt and then we waited to see if we would be chosen. I think they were intrigued by the homeschool angle-a different demographic for them. They sent us a laptop last July and we attended interactive monthly webcasts that demonstrated how to use features. Did you use MO2010 in your homeschooling
before the trial?
I had not used MO2010 much at all in my
homeschooling prior to the beta testing. I would use my computer to check email, print out forms, search for info, etc. I occasionally would use word for a flyer for church and I had attempted one powerpoint presentation.What did you like most about using MO2010
in homeschooling? How did you actually use the product 'in the trenches' of homeschooling? Why should a homeschooling family not familiar with using MO 'in the trenches' now, consider it? (Continue Reading....)