Sunday, May 28, 2017

Managing All Those Lists!

Do you ever find yourself drowning in lists? Where did I put the class list? The field trip list? Who returned school photo orders? Who got student of the month so far?

The answer of couse, is a spreadsheet. That may seem like a no-brainer, which is why I haven't blogged about it, but I have a few tips that have worked for me and may work for you.

  1. Use the same spreadsheet for all the lists. Just make a new sheet within the file when you need a new list. That way you always know where to find it.
  2. When you need a new check off list, just duplicate the original sheet. Then you have all the kids names, You never have to type a list again.
  3. Bookmark that spreadsheet right at the top of your screen. It will always be handy.
  4. Add student names when you first set it up with first and last in separate columns so you can sort either whenever necessary. 
  5. Advanced tip - use conditional formatting to help you visualize info.

Here's a sample file with some ideas to get you started. Link Here 

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