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|GENERAL PRODUCT INFORMATION|
|Microsoft Excel home page
Check here for the latest releases, add-ons, sales info & specs.
|CLASSROOM STRATEGIES & LESSON PLANS|
|To Excel is Elementary
This amazing site by IT specialist Kathy Atkins of Forsyth County, Georgia, USA provides concrete examples of classroom strategies for using Excel at each elementary grade level. A section called "ABCs to Excel" has lesson ideas from A-Z. Another section is dedicated solely to graphing/charting data, again with ideas from A-Z.
|What Percentage of Your Class is Right or Left-Handed?||http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Algebra/rightleft.html|
|Interactive Worksheets with Excel
Simple but powerful use of Excel to make simple Q and A software. Infinite possibilities for customizing practice and assessment tools.
|Excel Project Ideas
Good place to look for creative ideas for spreadsheet projects high school students could do in a Computer, Business, or Home Economics class.
|Example of Excellent Excel Project: Pet Snake Growth Rates and Costs Over Time
OK, so it was done by a Cal Poly student. It's still a very cool example of real-world practical application that could inspire advanced high school computer students looking for a spreadsheet project.
|Microsoft K-12 Education
Download or view online Microsoft's own "In and Out of the Classroom with Microsoft® Excel®" files, an overview of the program for teachers and administrators (also comes with Academic version of Office).
(or go to www.microsoft.com, then Education, then Instructional Resources, then Tutorials)
|Creating Pictographs With Excel||http://users.vol.net/edwintam/tips/1/TIP1.HTM|
|Calculating Future Value of an Investment With Excel
|DATA SOURCES ON THE WEB|
|Dinosaur Data Files
The Natural History Museum in London, UK offers printable data sheets on 28 different types of dinosaurs, plus a spreadsheet file containing all the basic information for further work
|To Excel is Elementary--Data Library
Need to get raw data for charting and graphing? Look here for links to population statistics, historical and real-time weather info, USDA nutrient information, and more.
|UPDATED VERSION OF THIS RESOURCE LIST|
|Janet Caughlin's Workshop Books.com Web Site
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