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.

1. Gradebook

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 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.

To learn about all of the features that make these projects possible in Google Sheets, sign up for PLP’s self-paced eCourse today!

Google Sheets for the Connected Classroom

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.


Google Sheets for the Connected Classroom

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.

Hi, I’m Jennifer Bloomingdale, a Google For Education Certified Trainer and educational leader, and I want you to join me for a self-paced course, Google Sheets for the Connected Classroom.

During the Google Sheets for the Connected Classroom course, you’ll learn:

  • The basics of starting a sheet
  • Editing
  • Collaboration features
  • Ideas for classroom integration


You’ll also do assignments that allow to practice your skills with Google Sheets, while at the same time, thinking about how to use this tool in your classroom or with your students.

I can’t wait to show you all that Google Sheets can do to make your life and your teaching practice easier.

Specific topics to be covered include:


What is Google Sheets and what is the value of creating and organizing your data in the cloud?


Learn how-to use specific features of Google Sheets such as creating and editing a spreadsheet, incorporating graphs and using add-ons.

Google Sheets in the Classroom

Discover resources and ideas for using Google Sheets in the classroom and as a professional.

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About The Instructor

Jennifer Bloomingdale

Jennifer Bloomingdale

Google For Education Certified Trainer, Course Instructor

Jennifer Bloomingdale graduated from the College of St. Rose in 2006 with a Bachelors in Childhood Education. In 2011 she completed her Masters in Educational Technology and became a New York State certified Educational Technology Specialist.  Jennifer has four years of elementary teaching experience, which includes implementing a 1:1 netbook initiative. It was through her teaching experience and masters program that Jennifer developed a passion for integrating technology and assisting others in doing so. She has been an eCourse facilitator at Powerful Learning Practice for three years and is a Google For Education Certified Trainer. You can follow Jennifer’s blog here.

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During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from around the world to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience and other e-learning opportunities. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and serves on the ISTE Board of Directors.
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