This activity will work for students who have access to a computer one on one or in small groups.
This crossword helps students learn some key computer terms and also become a little familiar with inputting information into Excel. If you don’t like grading crosswords, this is for you. The program grades the crossword for you! The scavenger hunt comes into play as students will need to use the internet to find the answers.
Put the crossword into a read-only folder that all students have access to. Students can save the file into their personal folder if needed. Students then use the internet to complete the crossword.
This crossword runs on a macro. A macro is a program within the spreadsheet. Before someone can check their work, the Macro needs to be enabled. The macro in this program expire on June 15th 2016.
For Excel 2003:
Instruct students to open up Excel and go to Tools / Macro / Security and choose Medium. Then close out of Excel and open up the Computer Terms Crossword. A message will pop up asking if you want to Enable or Disable the Macros. Choose Enable Macros. This will allow the Macros to work. This only needs to be done the first time a student opens up the spreadsheet.
To Run the Macro: Go to Tools / Macros / Macro and hit Run.
For Excel 2007, 2010, or 2013
When up Excel. A message will pop up just under the top ribbon asking you if you want to Enable the Macros. Choose Enable.
To Run the Macro: Go to View / Macros / and hit Run.