8-A-1: Web Applications

The web application I have chosen to share is Zoho Spreadsheet. I’ll be honest and admit that I’ve never heard of Zoho before this class. I chose to highlight this web application because it is similar to GoogleDocs, but Zoho’s spreadsheet tool has more features and functions than Google’s tool.

How Zoho Spreadsheets Support Individual Learning Styles

I would recommend an application like Zoho Spreadsheet to students who are visual learners, because this program has the ability to “translate” written and numerical information into visual diagrams such as tables, charts, and graphs. This “translation” function of Zoho will also benefit students who have a strong sense of logic and problem solving.

How I Might Use Zoho Spreadsheet In the Classroom

I envision students working in lab groups (in class) to collect data from a chemistry experiment. When the experiment is finished, they must then use some type of graphical analysis program to help them interpret the meaning of their data. Zoho’s spreadsheet tool allows students to collaborate online (outside of class) in real-time on a single project. The goal of the assignment would be for students to collaborate about their data outside of class, and create a document that accurately interprets the findings of their experiment.

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