Today, I worked on the final implementations of Events in Google Scripts (for Google Forms). The I implemented the ability for a certain function to run whenever a form is submitted. For this specific form, it will be whenever a teacher submits a referral using my form. The function will email the information included in the form submission to both an administrator and the teacher who submitted. My next step will be to have a button in the administrator's email that will confirm the referral.
Finishing Up Google Scripts
Today I worked on Google Scripts events. I want to enable a trigger when a Google Form is submitted so that some of my code can run. I am researching on this developer site: https://developers.google.com/apps-script/guides/triggers/events.
Alternative To Formrat
Today, I worked on some Google Scripts code that I have previously made. As of now, the code is able to take email inputs from a google form, and with the manual activation of the script, send formatted emails to the targeted emails. I am working with David Pearl to modify this code to do two main things: automatically email the desired emails when a new submission is made and to incorporate Student Referral information. The old referral form is just a plain google form, but, with this code, David and I can make it more proactive and automatic.
SchoolLoop and New Assignment
Today, I worked out the rest of the kinks in my Teacher Titles script for the Northgate SchoolLoop website (with David Pearl's help). The script is live and you can test it by hovering over a teacher's name on the Northgate Teacher Directory. As of the writing of this post, not all the teacher's are supported, but they will be in the near future.
Mr. Tobin has given me a new assignment: build a webpage that has all the information for all the online textbooks in the school. To do this, I will need to collect a lot of information from teachers, the library, and Mr. Tobin himself. I think that the end design will be a single page that is neatly organized into sections with links. This actual page will be hosted on Mr. Tobin's Northgate Helpdesk weebly site, but there will be a direct link to it from a tab on Northgate's main website (SchoolLoop).
Scripts on SchoolLoop
Today, I worked on a script for the Northgate website with David. Over the weekend, I wrote the script that will set the "title" attributes for all the teachers' names' <td>s as their schedule, for easy access by students and administrators. Today, I was able to debug with David because he has access to the website.
About "About Me"
Today, Mr. Tobin talked about the "About Me" section of our blogs. My about me section is on the Home page, if you would like to see it. Mr. Tobin also strongly suggested that we change our displayed picture to the one used in our school records (from last year). Mr. Tobin showed the class a few examples of good and bad "About Me"s, pointing out what we should improve.
Additionally, we have decided to stop doing the Google Ninja program. Instead, Mr. Tobin breaks us into groups that each work on a single tech problem (e.g. implementing an application, setting up a google form or figuring out how something online works). All the groups would compete against each other to come up with the most efficient solution to the challenge.
Our challenge to be completed by next Wednesday is to create a Google Form that registers a referral. A teacher would fill out this form. Also, we must use FormRat to automatically report the information back to the teacher (as a record) and to the administration.
Recently, I have been working with Mr. Tubio on automating google form assignments. The main problem was that google forms does not send the student a copy of their assignment after they turn it in. I was figuring out a way that would either implement Autocrat (which I have mentioned in earlier Daily Posts here) or create my own Google Script in order to automatically have Google Forms email the student a copy of their responses. Mr. Tubio has been using Edmodo in the meantime, which has been working really well. I will talk to him about whether he still has a need for the Google Form method for assignments.
Pictures and Scanners
Today, Mrs. Moore came to our class in order to take our class picture. We all went outside to do that, and then Jesus, Chris and I went with her to her Art classroom in order to map out the connections of scanners to computers. The last time we helped her, we interpreted her instructions as just needing to let her know where the scanners were and which scanners were connected to which computer. However, she additionally needed us to, this time around, record the specific names of the scanners (e.g. Epson Perfection 4870 Photo). After finishing that up, I came back to class to work on google ninja, but ended up instead looking more into using Autocrat, a google forms script, for Mr. Tubio to host assignment feedback with. I am thinking of writing my own script for this specific job, but I will see if I can understand how Autocrat, works first.
Orientation of Class Goals
Today, Mr. Tobin talked to the class about the different things that we will be doing throughout the class. There are three main parts to the curriculum, including Learning Modules, Analysis and Reviews, and Teacher/Student profiles. Additionally, I communicated with Mrs. Moore about finalizing her scanner setup tomorrow.
Today, we worked on the Google ninja program at ninjaprogram.com. The site offers an assortment of different courses that teach you about using Google's services like maps, drive, mail, etc. I started the course on Google Maps. A little way through the course, I was called out along with Jesus and Chris to reconfigure some scanners in the Art wing for Mrs. Moore. We tested if they worked, then plugged them in, and finally drew a map showing the connections between scanners and computers. I sent it to her via email, and tweeted a picture of our scanner progress on my twitter: @amazingdesk_
Today we talked a lot about the Individual Learning Endeavor. This is an ambitious project that each student in this class will be taking on this semester as a sort of mid-term. We also watched a video about students that designed their own school. It was interesting and talked about the significance of an ILE. Near the end of the period, I added the 20% Time tab and also worked some more on the Evernote App Review. I thought I was finished, but I still need to say more about the important
I am a senior at Northgate High School, and this is my blog as part of the Northgate Helpdesk Program. I like to write code and short stories.