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Spreadsheet Invasion

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Excel is usually a place where people go to suffer. It is time to reclaim it. Animate a scene using colored Excel cells as your medium.

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From Academia to Industry, from Bench to Plant. [3M-DS106 Repost]

 

Originally posted Oct 4, 2013 on an internal 3M blog by “HC” a 3M-DS106 Salon member
From Academia to Industry, from Bench to the Plant. (3M-DS106 Repost)

“HC” 3M-DS106 Salon Member

This week one of my friends from Australia finally landed an industry position in the US after many …

Pong

Holy bejebus this one took forever. I actually started it in class on Wednesday and did not finish until Saturday afternoon. The assignment was to animate something with Excel to make it fun. I decided to use the highlight functionality to animate a quick shot of Pong being played.

At…

Spreadsheet Invasion: Animating Pong

After seeing the inspiring work so many ds106 folks had done with the Spreadsheet Invasion assignment, I knew I eventually had to try it myself. I’ve been on an Atari 2600 kick for some reason lately, so I was originally wondering how much work it might take to re-create Asteroids…

Geology of a Canyon via Excel

I’ve been daunted by the ds106 Spreadsheet Invasion assignment where you are charged with creating an animation using the software designed for… sales reports, etc. It is, ironically, the first Design Assignment. And one that is least frequently done.
But thankfully, it was my student Tiffany who undertook it bravely…

Spreadsheet Invasion– The Tale of a Flower

I saw the Spreadsheet assignment and knew I wanted to do it. I’ve never played with the colored blocks and never thought of telling a story in Excel, but I wanted to give it a go. Basically, what I did: I had to first think of something that would be…

back on track

Sooo, I’ve been busy. Haven’t had the sort of time I’d like to put towards this class, but I’m here with another edition of “Take One” (I’m working on leaving some assignments, I swear!).
This week, I decided to try my hand on Spreadsheet Invasion, mostly because it sounded deceptively…

I hate Excel

I am in my last class for my Masters in Instructional Technology.  The topic of the class is data.  We have been forced to use a ghetto version of Excel (2004).  I am a Mac user and wish we could use Numbers.  However, I don’t have access to a version…

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Geology of a Canyon via Excel

I’ve been daunted by the ds106 Spreadsheet Invasion assignment where you are charged with creating an animation using the software designed for… sales reports, etc. It is, ironically, the first Design Assignment. And one that is least frequently done.
But thankfully, it was my student Tiffany who undertook it bravely…