teAchnology Return to Menu Spreadsheets are rows and columns that collect and organize large amounts of data. “ In a classroom setting spreadsheets are great.” (Spreadsheet Guide for Teachers)
teAchnology “ Spreadsheet technology is used widely for the same purposes, as it simply feels as if one is doing work on a virtual paper sheet with all their needed tally areas available.” (Spreadsheet Guide for Teachers) The two most popular programs for spreadsheets are Microsoft Excel and Lotus 123. Although spreadsheets are generally the same each program has some unique features. Return to Menu
teAchnology Spreadsheets are a good way to integrate technology into the classroom. It allows children to collect data for science projects. Spreadsheets can also help organize data for surveys and can be used to teach children to insert graphs. Learning a spreadsheet program can increase children’s chance at finding a job in the future. Return to Menu
ERIC Return to Menu Google recently released a program that allows Microsoft spreadsheets to be uploaded to Google docs. (Google Releases Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office in Limited Beta) Cloud Connect allows Microsoft users to gain the benefits of collaboration sites. (Google Releases Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office in Limited Beta)
ERIC Return to Menu "Users of Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 can sync their Office documents to the Google cloud, without ever leaving Office," (Google Releases Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office in Limited Beta)
ERIC Return to Menu This software allows teachers running on Microsoft to use collaboration sites with other teachers. This is a new way to improve lesson plans.
THE journal Return to Menu The article is about using technology to engage students in activities to increase voting.
THE journal Return to Menu The activities they want the students engaged in are media research, demographic analysis, demographic spreadsheet, opinion survey spreadsheet, voter registration, mock election, post election analysis.
THE journal Return to Menu This article is trying to encourage students to vote, but they are using technology to get the students involved. The students need to know how to use a spreadsheets and if we teach them in schools it better prepares them for their future.
Spreadsheets in Education Return to Menu Spreadsheets are a useful tool for education. There is new software out that allows teachers to now upload their spreadsheets and collaborate with others. They also improve the amount of data collected. In science it allows graphs and tables to hold data. In math it has built in formulas to make calculations easier. It helps students improve job opportunities and be more involved in voting.