Google Sheets has many features that make it ideal for curation and organization of information. Here are some ideas for educators to think about as they begin to use Google Sheets in the classroom.
Easily organize and access your grades anywhere with Google Sheets!
- Create graphs for individual students that you can share with students or parents.
- Use functions to figure out your final grades
- Using conditional formating to visually organize your data
2. Organize Resources
Since you can easily incorporate hyperlinks into a Google Sheet, you can gather resources for your students and keep it one central location. Using the formatting features and multiple sheets allow you to create a document that’s easy and clear for students to navigate.
3. Create Flashcards
Use Flippity.net to create flashcards or have students create their own to help them review. Take some time to explore Flippty, there are other programs there to try too!
4. Explore and Share Graphs
Students can collect data, determine how it should be organized in their sheet and then use the chart feature to create a graph that best fits their data. The graphs can then be easily shared on a class webpage, wiki or blog, where students can share their findings and conclusions with others.
5. Use Templates
There are a variety of templates already created for teachers to make your life a little easier! You’ll find gradebooks, attendance sheets, schedules and more in the template gallery.
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As classrooms are becoming more connected, and teachers are collaborating with each other all around the world, it’s become easier than ever to collect and compare data!
Google Sheets allows you to easily collect and compare your data. You can create one sheet, share it worldwide with your collaborators, and everyone can view and edit the document all at the same time.
Think about how interesting that would be for your students – to be viewing a document and at the same time, someone from the other side of the country — or the world — was interacting with the document and making edits. It’s a pretty powerful feeling for kids.
The collaboration features of Google Sheets really set this tool apart from other spreadsheet tools.
Not only can students collaborate from all over the world – they can collaborate right inside your own classroom. Let’s say you’re doing a science experiment – you could have four different groups at four different stations all conducting their experiment, yet sharing the same document at the same time, adding their data as it’s happening.
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