Slides + Twitter Update

A short update to my post about tweeting Google Slides presentations after some work this weekend. Working AddOn menu prototyped. Check if a user is logged into Twitter on launch. If not, log them in. The user can append a hashtag to each slide. This is stored in each presentation until the user changes theRead More

Badging Patterns

Some more, mostly unfiltered thoughts on badging programs run at the K12 level. (Initial thoughts for some background from back in August.) Articles and websites announcing badge initiatives at K12 peaked in 2014-2015. I haven't found many articles from the last two years. Many (seem to have) started with schools who had a high levelRead More

Parsing a JSON log feed with Python

I have several Google Sheets doing several things on their own through Google Apps Script. I've started to make it a habit that each action is logged to a separate, isolated spreadsheet so I can pop in and look for error messages in one places rather than several. This poses a small problem. I haveRead More

Update to Endnote Generator

If you've used Endnote Generator in your Docs, thanks. I posted an update this evening which will retain the formatting of your footnotes. So, if you have text formatting (bold, underline, etc) or links, those are still there when the Endnotes are added. You can grab the Addon from the Docs Addon menu. You canRead More

Badges? We Might Want to Think About Stinking Badges…

Some initial, mostly unfiltered thoughts on digital badges from a professional development perspective: Most badging programs are too simple. They focus on rote skill and don't have a clear pathway for building competency on a holistic level. Buy in, like any other initiative, is extremely important. Badging isn't enticing on it's own. And being enticingRead More

Introducing: Endnote Generator Add On

A year ago, I posted a script which converts footnotes in a Google Doc into endnotes. I've gotten great comments and feedback and have made the standalone script better, which is still available. The Endnote Generator Add-On is now available in the Chrome Web Store for Docs. Install it once and you'll be able toRead More

Turning an Old Laptop into a Video Kiosk

My father-in-law came to me with an interesting idea. He wanted to create video kiosk for our church which would play videos on different mission organizations we're involved with. The wall - previously - had photos and text about each missionary or organization, but he wanted to revamp. We initially tried to use PowerPoint andRead More