Students create an “Auto Editor” tool that will find overused words and phrases in writing. With a partner, students create a presentation that applies programming terms to everyday objects. Then, they write code to find and highlight several overused words.
Students make financial decisions by collecting, organizing, and evaluating data using Google Sheets. They research information about long-term purchases, then organize the data in Google Sheets. They also write code and create and track a budget in a spreadsheet.
Students create an interactive guide to an area in a spreadsheet. First, they choose a location and set up a spreadsheet to organize information for an area guide. Then they use filters, sorting, and a custom ratings scale to present information about an area in different ways. Finally they write a program and reuse the structured data about the area to make a customized map.
Every May, there are multitudes of inadequate, or just plain insulting, platitudes about Teacher Appreciation Week. I appreciate the buy-one-get-one drinks and burritos, but what teachers across this country would prefer is effective policy changes.