Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Power of Excel

What limitations you set for your self are shonw in your desire to use technology in a new way. My project was created in an Excel document. For early learners the exposure to new programs designed in a fun and interesting way helps them to understand the function of the program without being overwhelmed by the experience. By disguising the background as a colorful sheet rather then an abundance of columns and rows makes using and learning from this tool not only easy but fun. Is your school one of those transitioning to the hand held learning, if it is or if you are interested in learning something else interesting to do with hand helds and Excel follow this link. My hope is that while you explore how I and others have used Microsoft Excel in the classroom you too will be given the spark of creativity you are looking for. The following video demonstrates a wonderful idea for making posters. Making a poster in a word document results is a single 8 1/2 by 11 piece of work. Try this demonstrated technique with your class, letting them explore their creativity and develop their technological skills.

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