Do you hate Excel? Well, that sucks, because I don’t and I’m about to show you the Spreadsheet Invasion assignment! This assignment tells you to reclaim Excel and use colors as your medium…Essentially, make a movie of art creation in Excel using those pesky little cells and a lot a bit of COLOR!
WAIT, THIS ISN’T DESIGN WEEK!!!!
If you didn’t hate Excel before, and if you tried the Spreadsheet Invasion assignment already, how about putting a remix card with it? Let me show you how it’s done! My Spreadsheet Invasion was remixed with none other than the Dr. Suess It. Introduce a character, quote, or other element inspired by Dr. Seuss? Okay, this may take some effort…
If you watch the project video from the Spreadsheet Invasion, you can tell there was a lot of effort put in to pull together their assignment. After watching it, I still didn’t understand how I was going to create a video like that. I then went through examples from previous students and I found this video that showed the whole screen…
Essentially they took a screenshot of excel, pasted in paint, saved them as images and then strung them together into a video. AWESOME, now I know how to do the assignment! Excel, Paint, Moviemaker, Repeat…like, a LOT of Repeat…no seriously, try it, you’ll find out.
So I know how to do the original assignment, but now how should I incorporate Dr. Seuss?
So, that was my remix of the Spreadsheet Invasion with a twist of The Cat in The Hat! When I first took on the project, I figured it wouldn’t take any longer than 30-45 minutes…boy I was wrong! This assignment took almost 2 hours!! …And was worth every star! Anyone else want to take on the assignment? Let’s see all the Seuss characters take over Excel!