Hey guys! I just added my video for the mid-session project. It is on how to use some basic functions in Microsoft Excel. I recorded it from right inside my computer using Cam Studio and my laptop’s built-in microphone to record my voice and my activities in excel. Then I uploaded the video to youtube, and the link is at the top of this post.
Excel is a great tool to use for many different purposes. It can be used in various math courses or computer courses to simplify calculations or to avoid having to repeat calculations for different sets of numbers. It is also great for accountants or for people who are starting a business to keep track of your various expenses, income, taxes, and so forth.
As a teacher, excel is also a convenient tool to keep track of students’ grades, get the class average, each student’s average, etc. This makes grading quick and easy as opposed to punching every grade in the calculator. I would encourage you all to play around with excel on your own, or to get a CD that explains it in further detail, since there is a lot to learn from this tool in your computer!