As Google Apps / G Suite becomes part of your everyday life, have you wondered about your Excel files? Don’t worry, you can easily keep and edit your files in Google Sheets. The process is quick and painless.
I, honestly, have never been a huge Excel user. However, a lot of data I get as a teacher is in Excel. I like to keep all my classroom data in one particular Google Folder and the whole Excel to Google thing made me nervous.
How To Transfer from Excel to Google Sheets
Lately, I’ve fallen in love with Quizizz. Quizizz is a free formative assessment site that my students love. Apparently when you add memes to a quiz, kids beg to take it over and over. The site gives great data that you can even download (as an Excel file).
If you are using a chrome browser, the file will appear at the bottom of the browser window.
You can then simply drag it into your drive folder. This is great when you are on a Chromebook and aren’t saving to folders on a desktop.
Next, all you have to do is right click (or control click on a Mac). Choose Open with… Google Sheets.
After a moment, the Google Sheet appears.
I’ve tried this with Excel files that had scripts in them that would graph and such. Amazingly, they still worked when converted to sheets.
Don’t forget to delete that Excel version afterwards.
If you’d like to see a bit more about Quizizz, I blogged about it in my Multiplication Strategies post.
I have two resources right now that come with premade Quizizz:
If you are just getting started with Google in your classroom, you may be interested in my Basic Computer Skills for the Google Classroom resource (aka Google Driver’s License).