Have students use spreadsheets to analyze a dataset of their choice in order to provide an interesting and relevant context for developing their spreadsheet skills.

  • If students are interested in the data, they’ll be more motivated to learn the skills to analyze it.
    • It’s also easier for students to understand manipulating data if they’re already familiar with the dataset.
  • It can be incredibly powerful to contextualize learning programming within a domain students understand and are excited about.