This classroom note shares experience of using spreadsheets with a group of 2nd grade students. The main feature of the learning environments that made effective the integration of technology and grade appropriate mathematics is the use of images of modern tools such as the Nintendo DC, the Play Station Portable, and the iPhone. The idea is illustrated by presenting a number of worksheets of so modified spreadsheets called integrated spreadsheets. The authors suggest using spreadsheets in that way offers an attractive interface for young students and enhances significantly their on-task behavior.
Abramovich, Sergei; Easton, Jonathan; and Hayes, Victoria O.
Integrated Spreadsheets as Learning Environments for Young Children,
Spreadsheets in Education (eJSiE):
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/ejsie/vol7/iss2/3