I’m beginning my journey with gClassFolders, and its working very well.
Check out the new Google Scripts page to find the SIMPLE tutorials I’ve created! Thank you for reading 🙂
Are you ready for another awesome Google Script? Check out Doctopus! Crazy name…awesome tool!
Doctopus works with gClassFolders to distribute documents to your students directly from your Drive. Teachers can use the gClassFolders Spreadsheet file to run the Doctopus script…making the process extremely easy!
For a simple Doctopus tutorial, created by me, please click here. (Just a side note…the tutorial accessible at this link is for the “old” Doctopus-not the add-on. Super simple instructions for the Doctopus add-on are coming soon!)
Check out the article below for a question and answer session with Doctopus creator, Andrew Stillman!
Once teachers set up a master Spreadsheet with the appropriate information, using apps and add-ons like Doctopus will make our lives so much easier!
Our classrooms are becoming increasingly digitized…which is extremely exciting!
I LOVE Evernote! This tools works with so many other apps-including the digital version of my textbooks. Students can create notebooks, highlight, include images, video, recordings, and so much more. For more information about this amazing tool, please click here.
Add this app to your Chrome account! It’s free! Highlight a selection of text on a page, right click, and add it to your notes.
Google Keep (Chrome)
This is seriously an awesome app, and is definitely a must have for my Chromebook classroom. Students could use this as a note-taking tool, but it would also be beneficial for just recording tasks or reminders. Check it out! It’s FREE!
Due to the increasing digital nature of our classrooms, our students will most likely be watching short video clips at some point in time. These videos could be created by the teacher in the flipped model, found on YouTube, Vimeo, etc. VideoNot.es is an incredible tool that students can use to take notes while watching a video…and it can be save in the student’s Google Drive and Evernote! For more information about VideoNot.es, please click here.
Thanks for reading 🙂
Are you a Google school? Looking to run a totally paperless classroom? Excited about a “cloud-based” classroom? Check out gClassFolders!
If you’ve read my previous post about Flubaroo, you know that I, like many others, am NOT totally comfortable with Spreadsheet or Excel. I just don’t use it enough to be fluent with the formulas and functions, etc. So, after tinkering with the gClassFolder script, I have finally figured it out, and I feel comfortable with telling you how to work with it!
For a SIMPLE yet detailed tutorial about using gClassFolders, please click here.
Why use gClassFolders? My number one reason…students only have to remember one password.
You know I love Edmodo. The problem I keep running into, especially with classes that don’t use Edmodo everyday, is that the students just can’t seem to remember their password. I find myself saying, “did you write it down like I told you to?” I’ve even gone so far as to create information cards for each individual student. Still, I have to look up usernames and passwords, almost daily. Eeek!
Using this script will also allow my students to access, download, complete, and submit assignments all in one place. The gClass script creates the following folders…
- Teacher folder (not for students)
- Edit folder (a folder for documents all students can edit…simultaneously!)
- View folder (a view only folder for students…where they can make a copy of or download their assignments)
- Assignment folder (an assignment dropbox that only the teacher and individual student can view)