Are you looking for a starting point from which to expose your students to Google Sheets? This lesson serves as a great starting place for beginners to learn how to use the spreadsheet program Google Sheets, which is basically like an online version of Excel. Specifically, students learn the essentials of entering data, formatting fonts and tables, merging columns and formatting a number rounded to the desired place value. This activity is intended as a launching pad into more Google Sheets lessons that will become increasingly challenging. This entry level assignment does not have any math, which will come with activities to follow.
The instructions come in the form of an interactive .pdf file, which allows students to navigate throughout the document by clicking buttons, click on a linked up Table of Contents, and toggle between full-screen mode and normal viewing mode. Students enjoy this measure of control over how they get around the instructions, and they are quickly and easily able to backtrack and review information using the Table of Contents.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments regarding this assignment! I hope that you find it useful and I look forward to hearing from you.
Included in this package:
- a .pdf teacher instruction file with plenty of screenshots and clear instructions.
- a sample answer file (Excel format)
- Take the time to do this activity yourself prior to presenting to the students so you are familiar with the steps.
This lesson is part of the Google Sheets Bundle that I offer which you can find at: Google Sheets Bundle - 8 Great Lessons for Beginners
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