Google Spreadsheet

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Google spreadsheet is a spreadsheet program which allows create a file with numerical values or data in rows or columns of a spreadsheet, and to use these numerical entries for calculations, graphs, and statistical analysis.

Andragogical value

Google spreadsheet is a tool which can be used by adult educators to collect data and numerical values, by creating an efficient and organized spreadsheet. It allows to list the steps to the learners or other adult educators and to include the related competences which can be acquired through the process.


Google spreadsheet is a web-based application which runs on any standard web-browser, on Chromebooks, iOS and Android devices.

To create and manage a file on Google spreadsheet it is necessary to create an online Google account (an e-mail address will be generated and a password will be created/chosen).


The use of Google spreadsheet is free. Users need to sign up to the their Google account and select the function which they want to use (click on Google apps and select the voice “Documents”. Then, on the menu on the left it is possible to choose the type of document that the user needs to use). Besides spreadsheet files, having a Google account gives a user the opportunity to use different types of applications.

Security and privacy

The files created through Google spreadsheet are private until you decide to share it and make it public.

You can find specific information about Google Privacy & Terms on this page: