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I was impressed by Google Sheets. The product is superior to Microsoft Excel because:
- it’s free, whereas Microsoft Excel costs around $100 when purchased with the Microsoft Office Suite of products.
- it’s accessible from any computer, whereas Excel is often saved to the hard-drive of just one computer.
- it’s collaborative, whereas Excel is not.
One way that Google Sheets could enhance teaching is as a collaborative tool for an IEP (Individual Education Plan) in special education. The spreadsheet could be used by both general education and special education teachers to layout specific learning objectives and to track the progress of each of those objectives by day, month, quarter, etc. If the teachers desired, they could also grant access to the parent of the special education student as well as the professionals working on that students behalf (speech pathologists, etc.).