Bloomingdale School District 13 has a Technology Scope and Sequence that is based off of the ELA Common Core State Standards. These standards explicitly include certain technology skills. One of the second grade standards involves the utilizing of Spreadsheets!
Second graders using Spreadsheets? YES, you heard correctly! We introduce Spreadsheets as easy ways to organize words and numbers. In fact, many parents in the district have asked if the kids are exposed to spreadsheets, as working with data is such a key skill in many professional careers in different industries.
Here's a peek into the project we've started:
First, students chose a unique survey question. We then created and designed Google forms while embedding discussion about advertising. After taking all of their peers' surveys, we explored the data in Google Sheets. We reviewed vocabulary such as rows and columns and sorted data. Based on the responses, different kinds of charts and graphs were then generated. Students were able to compare data and used mathematical operations to answer questions based on the visual representations of their data.
Here are some example artifacts from the project: