Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
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Getting Clever with Google Tools
Charting data with Sheets is a very basic use of the tool. With the data charted, students can create graphs and add filters to sort that data. But, what about using Sheets as a way to document simple information? Mr. Curts calls this a "Learning Database." A few examples of this would be to chart characters in a story. Then in the columns that follow, notate important events or changes that character endures. Or, simply describe the character using short adjectives. That would allow students to filter the results to determine which characters drastically changed or how they progressed. Outside of Language Arts, this method could be used to learn about different animal species and their habitats, different elements on the periodic table, or even branches of the government. Again, it's probably a decent idea to assign students to rows, so the craziness doesn't overtake the Sheet once students begin filling in the data.