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Technology: Excel

These sites offer numerous ideas for doing classroom projects that include the use of Microsoft Excel. There are many examples of using timelines, graphs, and probability charts for a variety of fun activities. Many sites offer step-by-step instructions or allow you to download a pre-formatted spreadsheet and change it to fit your needs. Also includes Excel tutorials. There is also a link to eThemes Resource on Math: Bar, Line, and Picture Graphs.


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There are several online activities to help you learn how to use Excel with your students. "Simple Graphing" will show you how to make a simple graph with Excel. Also includes instructions for timelines and a probability experiment.
Learn all about spreadsheets, including their history and vocabulary. Click on "Class Activities" and then choose a subject area. The data in these spreadsheets can be manipulated so you can see how the graphs change. Try the crossword puzzle and the quiz.
This has suggestions for having elementary students graph information and then analyze the data. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
This site has instructions on how to make graphs, pie charts, and histograms. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
This site is full of helpful information about Excel. Scroll down to the sample spreadsheets. Click on them and enter new data (remember to hit return) to see how the answers change. Also, don't miss the ideas for "Fostering Literacy with Excel." NOTE: This site contains ads.
This site has a list of many lesson plans for elementary school students using Excel. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
Students can use a spreadsheet to create a timeline. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Students can use information from a poem, "Hungry Mungry" by Shel Silverstein to build a spreadsheet. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Students can create a pictograph using Excel. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This site allows students to investigate fast food restaurants and plan a healthy meal.
Teachers and students can learn about Excel. Includes a video tutorial.
This site has video tutorials on everything from "Concatenating Cells" to "Print Gridlines." NOTE: The site includes ads. NOTE: The site has a link to a forum.
Learn how to import and export text files by Excel. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This interactive tutorial is designed for students to learn how to create different types of graphs.
In this lesson plan, students will learn how to analyze statistics using Excel functions.
These sites include examples of different types of graphs such as bar, line, and pictographs. Many of the sites are interactive and demonstrate how graphing works. Also includes several hands-on activities.

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