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AutoCrat: The Greatest Google Mail Merge Script of All Time

I’m not exaggerating.

Check this out:

  • Users fill out a form online
  • The data from each user merges into an individual Google Doc (from a template)
  • Those Google Docs (you can also choose to make PDFs) are organized in a folder in Google Drive
  • You can automatically send an email with those attached PDFs or Docs
  • This can happen when you run the script or as soon as the user submits the form.

I can think of a million uses … Read the rest

Teacher/Student Connections with Google Forms: A Google Video Featuring my Awesome New Coworker

Here’s a quick video to start out your weekend! One of the teachers in my new district, Andi Kornowski, is a second-year teacher, a rockstar with project-based learning in science, and just passed all the tests to become a Google Apps Certified Individual. Last year, she found a way to connect with students using Google Forms- and the Google team flew out to Wisconsin to highlight some of her work.

There are two things that really stuck out to me … Read the rest

Teaching The Hunger Games- introducing a new book into the curriculum using technology integration

View at: hungergamesproject.com

I received an email a few weeks ago from a CSUN student, Alicia, who is majoring in English Education asking what my process was for introducing a new book into the curriculum [referencing The Hunger Games]. Here is my lengthy response.

1. Find a book you like. I read the book this summer and completely lost myself in the trilogy. Seriously. I started the first book on a Friday afternoon and kept reading until I finished the … Read the rest