Want to know how to make a graph on Airtable? I’m going to answer all of your questions about making an Airtable graph in this blog post. Looking for a detailed how-to guide on how to use Airtable in your classroom? I’ve got you! I love to use technology in my classroom, but I know that it can be hard to learn something new. So come along on this journey, while I show you step by step directions on how to use Airtable in your special education or general education classroom! Whether you are a new teacher looking for tips, or a veteran teacher who wants to try something new – I’ve tested the strategies and found the shortcuts so you know how to easily use Airtable. Let’s go!
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Make a Graph in Airtable
Graphs are huge in my district. We have to have a graph with every progress update we do, plus refer to them to drive instruction. Luckily, with just a few clicks you can have a graph generated that shows a specific student and their data in a given goal area. This helps me determine whether instruction is working or not, and whether the student is on track to meet their goal and objectives!
Let’s get a pretty graph added to your Airtable so it’s easier for you to see progress!
How to Make an Airtable Graph
- Click “extensions” in the top right hand corner of your grid view
- Click “add an extension”
- Add “chart”
- Starting at the top and working your way down, change your settings to be:
- Table 1
- Grid View
- Start at 0
Video on How to Make an Airtable Graph
I know, it’s way easier to watch a video on making an Airtable graph than it is to read the directions. So, if watching videos is your jam – hit that video above!
FAQ’s about Airtable Accounts
- Ok, I made a graph. But, now I need another one. What do I do?
- Easy! The graph shows you in the information you have filtered, just change your ‘filter’ field and it will automatically make a new graph.
- I’ve been gone from Airtable for a while and now my graphs are gone. What do I do?
- Generally, my graphs always stay loaded. However, there is the option for you to close them, and sometimes I think they do so automatically. If you’re lucky, when you click the ‘extension’ button the graph will come back up just like you last left it. However, if it’s been too long you will have to go back through and reset up your graphs.
- How do I print/save the graphs?
- If Airtable has a limitation, this is it. Right now, there is no way to print/save the graph. The extensions don’t print with the data. What we do, is simply take a screen shot and paste that graph directly in our progress updates. Additionally, you could take a screen shot and paste it in a word document (or some other software) and print/save from there. Airtable has MANY comments/requests about this on their message boards, so I hope that one day this will change!
Airtable Account – Next Steps:
Now it’s your turn! Have you done the following?
- Filtered your data to the info you want to graph
- Added the extension
- Set up the settings
- Saved your graph