Heart rate activity in google docs

My classes have greatly enjoyed using google docs as a way to share information and complete class activities and I have just read a post by Jarrod Robinson who completed this activity in a similar way. He has taken a screencast of the activity and this provides a great visual as to the way the google spreadsheet works.

Essentially, using google spreadsheets allows all students to input their data simultaneously and the graph will update live. It is interesting to see the data turned into something meaningful in real time and this in turn is quite motivating for the students. I have used a ‘google form’ to enter the data also but this does not allow for the instant updating of the graph so I prefer to enter straight into the spreadsheet.

If you have not already come across Jarrod’s blog I recommend having a look around as there is lots of great stuff over there and his post will provide further insight into how you can run the activity.

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