Excel Quickie Assignment #1

This is the first of my quickie assignments, which are meant to be short but very useful for teaching and reviewing valuable Excel skills. These assignments do not include step-by-step instructions. They are meant to be used as formative assessment or possibly as material for walking students through how to complete tasks.

Click here to download Smitty’s Restaurant Item Sales Summary. Student instructions are listed in the textbox contained in the sheet. Remember that there are other, much more advanced skills that could be taught with this simple dataset, so think about ways you can rework the instructions to better target whatever skill you are trying to teach.

How to Create Zip Files in Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10)!

In this video, you’ll learn how to easily create zip files in all versions of Windows since XP. Zip files are great for sending several files and/or folders as a single attachment. If that weren’t cool enough, zip files are smaller on the storage device than the sum of the files and folders they contain (through the magic of compression)!

Setting Up a Paper in MLA Format Using MS Word 2013

In this video, you’ll be learning how to setup a paper in MLA format using Microsoft Word 2013. The spacing guidelines presented should conform to MLA 7th Edition, but you should always set things up how your professor wants (as some prefer older versions or variations of the standard).

The file used throughout this video can be found here: Sample MLA Paper (that’s formatted WRONG)

Introduction to Excel – Video 1

In this video, we will be creating a  basic, unstyled spreadsheet for So Sweet Lemonade Stand. We will discuss formatting and making the spreadsheet pretty in the second video of the series. You can grab the starter file here if you don’t want to type in the raw data. (I hope you start from scratch because you get better at inputting data through repetition!)