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Computer Applications | Google Apps | Middle School | Google Sheets

By: Bri Stauffer
September 8th, 2021

As a computer applications teacher, you need activities and lessons that are engaging, easy to teach, and that meet your standards. Unfortunately, when it comes to Google Sheets, finding relevant and appropriate activities for middle school students isn’t easy. You could create your own, but that takes a lot of extra time (especially if you aren’t a spreadsheet whiz), and you never know how the activity will go in your classroom.

Computer Applications | Google Apps | Middle School | Google Sheets

By: Brad Hummel
August 11th, 2021

Instructing students in a new application such as Google Sheets can be overwhelming, both for you and your learners. You may be familiar with teaching Google Docs as a word processor resource for your students, but you might be less comfortable using Google Sheets to help students learn how to create and manage spreadsheets. You want to provide your classes with resources that are interesting, age-appropriate, and meet your educational standards. Since spreadsheets can often be confusing, you want to make sure the resources you use are relevant to your students.

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