What seating arrangement is best for your classroom? Traditional rows and columns? U-shaped? Clusters? Do you want your students seated alphabetically or randomly? Use this spreadsheet to plan and experiment with various seating layout options for your classroom! Continue reading “Classroom Seating Layout Spreadsheet”
One of the more amazing things I’ve encountered while studying finance is the Rule of 72. This rule effectively tells you how long it would take to double your money, depending on what interest rate you are earning on it. So if you were earning 4% a year, it would take roughly (72/4) = 18 years to turn $1,000 into $2,000.
What are your new year’s resolutions? As in most cases, coming up with the goals is easy…but achieving them is another story! According to aForbesarticle published a couple of years ago, only 8% of Americans achieve their resolutions. How can we keep our resolutions? Can we be better at goal-setting? As an organizational and prioritization tool, spreadsheets can keep us accountable and help us reach our goals. In our busy lives, it can be a challenge to keep track of and prioritize everything we set out to do. Spreadsheets can help by making us better managers of our lives.Continue reading “Keep New Year’s Resolutions with Spreadsheets”
After nearly a year and a half after the candidates first declared their intention to run for the Presidency, we have now elected a new President. Trump’s Presidency was a surprise to many, and with Republicans in control of both the House and Senate along with the Presidency, major changes could be possible.
Over the past several months – or years for that matter – there has been a rush among American parents to teach kids Mandarin. After-school language classes have emerged, immersion programs are gaining popularity, and videos and phone apps focused on languages have sprung up!
A recent Economist article, “Valued-Added Remodeling” (March 16, 2013) even noted that Jack Markell, Delaware’s governor, plans to expand immersion programs, such as those seen in the kindergarten classroom of Mcllvaine Early Childhood Center, where children are taught solely in Mandarin for half of each day.
Take a spreadsheet tour with us. Here you’ll explore the layout of a typical Google spreadsheet. Along the journey, you’ll discover what menu bar is; how to add and rename worksheets; how to add, delete, and re-size rows and columns; and how to undo an action.
These are among our favorite features of Google spreadsheets! What are yours?
1.Convenient access anywhere: Whether you’re on your laptop, desktop, Android, iPhone, iPad, etc, you can access your Google spreadsheet. Without worrying about saving and replacing multiple versions, you can view and edit the same spreadsheet across all devices!
A new trend across schools has emerged: B.Y.O.T for Bring Your Own Technology. Recently, an articlein the New York Times describes the debate of whether schools should adopt B.Y.O.T. Are you a fan or a critic of B.Y.O.T? Do the advantages of adopting this policy outweigh the drawbacks, or do they not? How can we think about this? Before you answer our poll, let’s first discover how we can use a spreadsheet to develop a logical framework to better inform our opinion!
In honor of Women’s History Month in March, check out our poll below: what percentage of the work force consisted of women in 1948? Keep in mind that just 28 years prior to 1948, women were first granted the right to vote. How have employment patterns by gender changed over time? Let’s use our spreadsheet problem solving skills to figure this out!