1. Introduction to Organize a Club with Google Sheets
Clubs are a great way to spend time doing something you enjoy, meet new people, andlearn new skills. They can be organized around almost any topic, from math and science, todebate and chess, to sports and the environment. If your school doesn’t already offer a clubfor something you’re interested in, you could start your own club with others whoshare the same interest in the topic you care about.
Extracurricular activities like clubs are an important part of a college applicationor resume. Starting a club demonstrates leadership to potential colleges or employers.
In this lesson, you will use Google Docs and Google Sheets to collaborate with group membersto organize a club. You will:Brainstorm a club idea, Decide on tasks and deadlines,And assign roles.
Complex group activities take effort and time to manage. Using a spreadsheet can help youorganize and keep track of all aspects of your club to make it successful. You can addtasks, deadlines, and other information that is important to your club. You can also usethese skills for other group activities, like school projects or organizing household chores.
This lesson uses Google Docs and Google Sheets, but you could use any document and spreadsheetapplication or even paper and pencil. As you organize your club, you will learnhow to: Add and highlight text,Label headings in a sheet, Enter and format data,And add data validation.
For this lesson, you will work with a group of 3-4 people. If you don’t have a group,ask your teacher. To begin, each member will sit at their own computer, but later on yourgroup will gather around a single computer to complete your club’s spreadsheet.
To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account. Open a new tab in your browser, andnavigate to Google.com. If you are not signed in, do so now.
If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one now.
If you already have an idea for a club, skip to video three and start organizing it.
To start, have one group member: Create a new document,Rename it,and share it with the other group members.
Select the permission you want to use: Edit means the person you share with can makechanges directly in your document. Comment allows them to make comments, butnot change the document. And view lets them see your document only.
For this lesson, select the edit permission so everyone in your group has access to thedocument.
Then, move on to the next video to get started brainstorming ideas for your club.
Now, it’s your turn: Sign in to your Google account,Create a new document, And share it with your group and select permissionto edit, If you already know what club you want tocreate, skip to video 3.