Uses of Excel in Education

  Excel Banner in Education All links updated as of
October 27, 2007.
The following are links to basic information on just what an Excel spreadsheet is and how they are used in education - particularly at the middle school level. The links are divided into the categories of General Overview, Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Education, Science, Mathematics and Educational Spreadsheet Use Lists.
General Overview  
The School Spreadsheet Safari Think Quest.
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(If you want to visit a website with lots of information on the uses of spreadsheets in all disciplines this site has it all under one roof.)
Basic Spreadsheet Vocabulary.
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Language Arts
Excel Language Arts Teacher and Student use - an Excel Book Check Out example spreadsheet.
Student use - an Excel Grammar Word List example spreadsheet.
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Student use - an Excel Spelling Quiz example spreadsheet.
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Social Studies
Excel Social Studies Student use - an Excel Presidents example spreadsheet.
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Student use - an Excel Oregon Trail example spreadsheet.
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Physical Education
Excel in Physical Education Student use - Sports can generate a whole host of data. Students can use MLB statistics to see who is the best baseball player (ESPN MLB data).
Physical Education and computers do mix.
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Excel in Science Student use - an Excel Ambidextrous example spreadsheet.
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Student use - a Fahrenheit to Celsius example spreadsheet.
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Excel in Math Student use - an Excel Graphing Squares example spreadsheet.
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Creating an Excel Scatter Plot.
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Educational Spreadsheet Use Lists
Excel Use Lists The following are all lists of Excel resources on the Web for education:
10x5 spaceWord file: Using Excel for Classroom Activities
10x5 spaceLee's Summit, MO School District Excel resources lists (Web link)
10x5 spaceAmphitheater Public Schools' Integrating Spreadsheets in the Classroom (Web link)
10x5 spaceSabine Parish School District's Classrooms that Excel Resources (Web link)
10x5's Microsoft Excel Modules (Web link)
10x5 spaceWashington State's Tiers of Technology Integration (PowerPoint)

Other links to be added in the future. All links above are working links as of June 2nd, 2009.



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