Standards & Software

Tool-based Software and Sunshine State Standards

SPREADSHEET SOFTWARE

The spreadsheet programs listed here are just a few of the many available spreadsheet programs on the market that are designed to help you analyze, organize and share data visually through tables, graphs and worksheets.

Software
Description
License
Platform
Microsoft Excel Analyze, communicate & share data Commercial/Trial Mac, PC
AppleWorks Create and modify tables Commercial Mac, PC
Google Spreadsheets Create, store and share spreadsheets on web Free Online Mac, PC

The varied capabilities of spreadsheet software include, but are not limited to the following: create conditional formulas, automatically number rows, freeze or lock rows and columns, lock only a few cells on a worksheet, sort and filter data, templates for measurements/weight and fitness charts. These spreadsheet tools can be used across the curriculum and in varied grade levels.

Sample Lesson Plans

The following sample lesson plans provide a general idea on how the spreadsheet tool can be integrated in a content area and grade level. Although there may not be an example for every content area or at every grade level, the lessons from one content area or grade level can often be adapted to another due to its open-ended approach.

GRADE LEVELS K-2

Language Arts

Mathematics

Social Studies

GRADE LEVELS 3-5

Health and PE

Language Arts

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

GRADE LEVELS 6-8

Language Arts

Mathematics

Social Studies

GRADE LEVELS 9-12

Language Arts

Mathematics

Social Studies