There are many valuable features to a spreadsheet. First, the presentation is great. When a teacher creates a spreadsheet, she will be able to very organized. If the presentation of the information is easy to read, it will be that much easier to understand. Students do not need data or information presented to them in a complex format. Unfortunately, the students will not listen to what the teacher is talking about if the previous occurs. Therefore, teachers should use spreadsheet to present their data or information in an organized and complete fashion. Second, the math functions on a spreadsheet are useful to teachers. A teacher can use a spreadsheet to make a grade book to keep track of student’s grades. Before this class, I had never made a grade book. I was a good experience for me to do the assignments in the course pack because it showed me how to make a grade book step-by-step. Now that I know how to set up a grade book I will be able to used it in the future. When doing calculation a spreadsheet, the spreadsheet make simple to do big amount of data in minutes instead of hours. For example, in a spreadsheet use can do the summation of one row, and then use that formula as a format to sum all the other rows. All you have to do it highlight the cells you want to do the sum for a click the fill button in one of the menus. This help with time because you are do not have to type in the same formula twenty times to sum each row. Third, a spreadsheet can help a teacher make good visual aids such as tables and graphs/charts. A teacher can use the table function of a spreadsheet to insert a table of information into notes, worksheets, or homework assignments. Also, a teacher can use a spreadsheet to make a graph/chart of data they are going to present to the class. Once you make a graph/chart in a spreadsheet you can customize it, copy it, and place it into a power point presentation.
Students at the high school level may be exposed to spreadsheets by having to do an assignment. For instance, a student would have to create a table that represent something we were doing in class. Also, a student could use a spreadsheet to make a graph/chart for a presentation he has to present to the class where a visual aid is required. Although today, a student can also get introduced to a spreadsheet if he takes a computer class in high school. He would have to do many assignment that just had to deal with spreadsheets. I believe this is a good thing for any student to do, because once you know how to use a spreadsheet you can use it in your everyday life and future classes.