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1 Taking Microsoft Excel to the Next Level Dr. Jan Ray West Texas A&M University and Dr. Candace Figg Brock University

2 Overview Introductions Kids Just Wanna Have Fun! –M&M Munch a Bunch The Joys of Misrepresenting Data! –Trust in Trucks Playing with Pictographs Picture This! Just for Fun: More Tips and Tricks Other Interesting Stuff Resources

3 Introductions

4 Kids Just Wanna Have Fun! M&M Munch a Bunch Creating a Column Chart Changing Column Colors Changing the Chart Title Changing the Plot Area Color Adding Value Labels Changing the Color of Value Labels Changing the Chart Type Changing the Background Color Changing the Value Axis Font Changing the Category Axis Font Changing the Value Axis Title Changing the Category Axis Title

5 The Joys of Misrepresenting Data! Trust in Trucks Creating a Column Chart Deselecting the Auto Axis Values (Control!) Misrepresenting Data Even More (Snicker!) Changing the Minimum Value Axis Scale Changing the Maximum Value Axis Scale Changing the Major Tick Mark Units Changing the Minor Tick Mark Units Changing the Crossing Axis Scale Making Things Right (Of Course!)

6 Playing with Pictographs Creating a Column Chart Isolating Pictures for the Pictograph Isolating a Column in a Series Formatting the Data Point Filling the Data Point with a Picture Stacking and Scaling the Picture

7 Picture This! Adding Pictures to a Chart to the Foreground to the Plot Area to the Chart Area

8 Just for Fun – More Tips and Tricks Freeze! Split!

9 Just for Fun – More Tips and Tricks Fill Er Up! Using the Fill Handle

10 Just for Fun – More Tips and Tricks Side-by-Side... Comparing Content

11 Under Conditions... Just for Fun – More Tips and Tricks Conditional Formatting

12 Just for Fun – More Tips and Tricks Sum It All Up (and More) More –Average –Count –Min –Max

13 Just for Fun – More Tips and Tricks Were Moving to Mars! Well, maybe Pluto...

14 Other Interesting Stuff Microsoft Excel Modules –http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on- line_excel.htmhttp://www.internet4classrooms.com/on- line_excel.htm Microsoft Excel - Advanced Guides –http://www.reading.ac.uk/ITS/info/training/aims/excela dv.htmhttp://www.reading.ac.uk/ITS/info/training/aims/excela dv.htm Advanced Topics in Excel Spreadsheets –http://spreadsheets.about.com/od/advancedexcel/Adv anced_Topics_in_Excel_Spreadsheets.htmhttp://spreadsheets.about.com/od/advancedexcel/Adv anced_Topics_in_Excel_Spreadsheets.htm

15 Other Interesting Stuff Integrating Spreadsheets in the Classroom –http://www.amphi.com/~psteffen/excel.htmlhttp://www.amphi.com/~psteffen/excel.html Teach-nology: Spreadsheet Themes –http://www.teach- nology.com/themes/comp/spreadsheets/http://www.teach- nology.com/themes/comp/spreadsheets/ Resources for Science Learning –http://www.fi.edu/qa97/me4/http://www.fi.edu/qa97/me4/

16 Questions and Answers

17 Resources Microsoft Office Online –http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.asp x?AssetID=RC http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.asp x?AssetID=RC Microsoft Access for Terrified Teachers –ISBN Microsoft Excel XP/X for Terrified Teachers –ISBN

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