AirTable Overview YouTube Video

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Airtable is the ultimate spreadsheet that will help streamline all of your processes this school year! Here is a quick airtable overview of some of its features.

Airtable Overview

I. Terminology

  • Record (row)
  • Field (column)
    • Field Types (most commonly used for teachers)
      • Single Line
      • Long text
      • Attachment
      • Checkbox
      • Multiple Select
      • Single Select
      • Collaborator
      • Date
      • Phone Number
      • Email
      • URL
      • Number

II. Views

  • Grid View
    • Like a regular spreadsheet, but can do more!
    • Can group records by anything
    • Sorting is available
    • Can hide and filter fields
  • Form
    • Similar to a google form, except you create the spreadsheet first then the form
    • Can click and drag fields to the form, not all fields need to be on the form
  • Calendar
    • Good for scheduling and planning
    • Need to have a date field to have a calendar
    • Can filter by whatever field you want
    • Click and drag records to the date
  • Gallery
    • If you have images this is useful
  • Kanban
    • Good for changing up the grouping of different records
    • Great for a to-do list (to do, in progress, done

III. Basic Commands

  • Create a new field
    • Right-click, insert right/left
    • Choose field type
  • Group Records
    • Click “group by” and select the field you want to group by
    • You can have groups within groups
  • Rename field or change field type
    • Double click the title of the field

There you have it! I hope you found this short Airtable overview useful! If you don’t want to DIY your Airtable bases, click this link to see what I have done for you already!

I have also shared other blog posts that include Airtable. Check that out here.


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Airtable overview pinterest image. Learn the basic features of AirTable that will have you setting up your digital teacher plan book in no time!

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Hi, I'm Alexandra!

I am a fourth-grade math teacher turned elementary tech teacher. I help upper elementary math teachers like YOU get organized digitally and engage students with digital tools. When I’m not teaching, you can find me taking long walks with my dog, Frannie, or travelling (especially to Disney World)!