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Tech Tip #62: Email from Word (Or PowerPoint or Excel)

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: I was helping one of the faculty at my school. She couldn’t print a … Continue reading

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Tech Tip #57: How to Create a Chart Really Fast

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: What’s the easiest way to introduce 3rd graders to Excel charts? A: Before making … Continue reading

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Monday Freebie #12: Create Simple Shapes in Excel

What’s the first thing you think of when I say, Excel. Numbers, right–turning data into information. That is Excel’s ‘killer app’, but the ingenious human brain has come up with another striking use for Excel: Drawing. I spent a long time trying to find a lesson that taught drawing in Excel and/or offered example. I finally gave up and created my own. Continue reading

Excel / fifth grade / fourth grade / free tech resources / lesson plans / MS Excel / teacher resources / Tech Tips / third grade

Tech Tip #57: How to Create a Chart Really Fast

Q: What’s the easiest way to introduce 3rd graders to Excel charts?

A: Before making charts, try this easy and fun intro to Excel columns, rows and tools (Click the link; scroll down to Dec. 9th 2010, to creating a gingerbread house in Excel). Continue reading