Are you using Google Sheets in your classroom yet? These project ideas will help you get started, no matter what subject you're looking to implement in.
The idea of “using spreadsheets” usually doesn't elicit much excitement or anticipation, yet spreadsheets can be extremely versatile tools in your instructional toolbox. From math to science, and everywhere in between, spreadsheets can provide autonomy and engagement for your students — and when you add the convenience, ease-of-use, and collaborative aspect of Google Sheets, you have a true powerhouse.
This article includes a variety of projects for a wide range of grade levels and subject areas. I learned about these ideas in SimpleK12's online webinar, Google Sheets: Project Ideas and Implementation Across Curriculum, presented by Lauren Boucher. I encourage you to check out the recording of the training session, which has even more ideas!
Whether you use these Google Spreadsheet resources for organization, or classroom activities, I hope they turn out to be huge time savers for you, and your students.
- A Student's Guide to Using Google Sheets
- Student Class Notebook Template
- Tree Map – Graphic Organizer Template
- Lesson Plan Template
- Timeline Template
- Budgeting Template
- Exploring Weight and Age on other Planets
- Doctors as Detectives – Science Lesson Plan
- Global Grocery List – Collaborative classroom project
- Useful Google Spreadsheet Add-Ons
Another thank you to Lauren for these great ideas. Make sure to check out all of her training sessions inside the Teacher Learning Community.
Which project caught your eye first? Let me know your favorite in a comment on this article.
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.