Spreadsheet Magic: beyond STEM

Tom Benjamin
Tom Benjamin is a psychologist specializing in games and multimedia.
Unlock the potential of the modern spreadsheet to create custom dynamic animated resources to suit your specific needs, without having to learn coding.
Target Audience
This course is suitable for any who need to create custom dynamic animated resources for their teaching.
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General Description

The current generations of Excel include functions and controls that can create dynamic animated resources. They have the unique advantage of linking and making visible the underlying mathematical and logical formulae. The advanced features such as form controls are far easier to learn than comparable features on apps requiring coding. While other apps come and go Excel skills have become sought-after in the scientific and commercial sectors so the skills developed are transferable for both teachers and students.


This course is suitable for any who need to create custom dynamic animated resources for their teaching.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Do you have a team of teachers interested in this course?

If several teachers would benefit from this course, you can purchase it for a team of teachers from your school. There is no limit to the number of teachers, but they must all teach at the school, and you must provide all their details at time of purchase

Regular Price - $1700 + GST

School Membership Price – 50% off - $850 + GST

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The downloadable spreadsheets are the core of the course, requiring some practice. The videos emphasize the potential for creative applications.

Teaching Standards

2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you


Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.4.2 & 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


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About the team

Tom Benjamin


Tom was Senior Researcher at the Centre for Learning Innovation, NSW Dept of Education following a career as a psychologist with the major teaching hospitals and lecturer at UNSW. Over this time he developed resources specially applicable to educators with special requirements for short learning curves and instant gratification outcomes, for example relief and teachers and community group leaders. These systems use materials commonly available in schools.