What's a screenshot? A screenshot is a picture of something on your
computer screen. You can make a screenshot of almost any feature
of any software program, and it can be as small or big as you want.
For example, this is part of the Desktop of a Mac:
This is a toolbar in Word:
This is the logo for Education World's Web site:
What good are screenshots when writing instructions for students? Let's say you're trying to get students to right align their names in a Word document. You could write, "On the formatting toolbar, click the icon that looks like five lines aligned to the right."
Or you could write, "Click "
The screenshot is shorter and easier to understand.
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