EXCEL WITH INTERACTIVE CROSSWORD PUZZLES
Crossword puzzles offer an engaging way for learners to review classroom concepts and information. Several tools, both online and CD-based, are available that allow teachers to create standard crossword puzzles that can be printed and completed or completed on the computer. For teachers who want to take the next step, or for advanced students looking for a programming challenge, however, interactive crossword puzzles created with Microsoft Excel offer an exciting alternative.
With an interactive puzzle, a student's responses to a clue or instruction changes the way the puzzle looks. Interactive puzzles let students know immediately whether they've interpreted a clue correctly or incorrectly.
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Excel for a basic overview of the program!
Next: Typing the basic puzzle.