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My Best and Worst IT lessons #6: Adorable Spreadsheets

My Best and Worst IT lessons #6: Adorable Spreadsheets

Suspicious enthusiasm? Picture from www.pixabay.com CC0

Unless you're a bit of a sad person like me, there is every chance that the thought of "doing" spreadsheets doesn't have you leaping for joy, extolling Life and declaring that we live in the best of all possible worlds.

So it was with some surprise that during a lesson in which I'd told Year 8 (approximately 13 years old) to crunch some sports data using spreadsheets, there was suddenly a real buzz in the room.

"Let's work out the average now!", shrieked one excited youngster.

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cross-posted at www.ictineducation.org

Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."