Sometimes, it takes a picture to really show what you’re trying to say. It doesn’t have to be drawn with pencils or paint brushes. Sometimes, it’s a graph or a chart, formatted to clarify important points.
That’s called Excel. Words and numbers are always black and white and the same size. Excel never is. There are twenty-two Excel skills I teach grades 3-5 that turn Excel into a useful tool in their classroom. This covers the first fourteen.
If the lesson plans are blurry, click on them for a full size alternative.
Want more Excel? Try these posts:
- #70: How to Keep a Timecard in Excel
- #71: Beginning Graphs in MS Excel
- #72: An Easy Way to Check Math Homework
- #73: How to Graph in Excel
- #74: Mastering Excel (for Beginners)
- #75: Tessellations in Excel
- #12: Create Simple Shapes in Excel
- How to Excel if You’re a Beginner–I
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.