Hi everybody, today I am going to talk about Excel, although I am not familiar with, but I am trying to learn all the usages we as teachers can take advantage from it. Everybody knows that we can create spreadsheets, this is the most common use, but excel has much more uses, for example, teachers can made the lists of students and having a control of all the aspects of his/her classes such as homework, participation, attendance, behavior and so on. Another useful tool of excel is that we can use it to create formulas and give grades automatically without having to make large calculations. Also it is very useful to design exams and lesson plans. I have to be honest and I want to say that it has been difficult to understand how excel works, but the little I know has helped me a lot and has made easier my job. English exercises are better design in Excel.
Excel also can be used for many other things, as researchers for example we can make graphics, data sheets, calculations, producing charts, etc. In the classroom Excel can make easier teaching by asking students to participate answering exercise in Excel but the only obstacle could be that the school does not count with the necessary equipment.
Excel may simplify our life making easier many issues, but we have to be familiar with and well trained to have good results, it is not necessary to know all what excel contains but at least the basic tools.
As teachers we must to be always looking for new technology which can help us to be better, nowadays technology offers a wide sources to make easier our life and our job, so we should take advantage from it. Here there are some websites that train you in excel:
Also, in this video you can see how to use it: