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Coding Google Sheets

Dates: August 10th – September 20th 2020

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Use Google Apps Script to code Google Sheets spreadsheets! This workshop is not for those who are new to Google Sheets or coding Google Apps Script. I do assume you have some familiarity with Google Sheets and have done some coding in Google Apps Script… or that you have a lot of grit and a good attitude. This workshop covers 6 ways to enhance your use of Google Sheets by kicking it up a notch with code!  

Note: This workshop is focused on solutions for teachers. It is not intended to provide lessons for you to do with students on coding. 

MORE THAN AN HOUR CAUTION: Once you get past the basics of coding it is not possible for me guarantee you only spend an hour a week as is typical of the Go Slow Workshop. If you just copy verbatim the code I give you then yes, should take less than an hour. However, the debugging process can take time as you search for why your code is not working. It’s probably a typo and you have to find that typo. I swear that is the fun part of coding! When your code does not work and you have to figure out how to make it work. FIST PUMP! B

Go Slow Workshops™ are 6 weeks. This gives you the opportunity to practice what you have learned before moving on to learning something new. Each week's activities are designed to take about an hour. (Note, this does not include the time you spend with your students to try out the activities.)

Unlike a self paced video course, Go Slow Workshops™ are designed to be interactive and collaborative. Activities for the week are posted on Monday and you have all week to work through the activities and interact with the teacher and other workshop participants. At the end of the 6 weeks the workshop will be archived, but can be found in Google Classroom by using the menu to access "Archived classes."

Workshop not a class. Go Slow Workshops™ are not a graded class. Participate as much or as little as you wish. As the saying goes "You get out of it what you put into it." You can simply lurk and see what is posted or fully interact with Alice and workshop participants. If you would like Continuing Education credits for the Go Slow Workshops™ please fill out this Google Form.

Go Slow Workshops™ are conducted through Google Classroom. Classroom is designed to be collaborative, interactive, and makes sharing easy. For this reason I choose to use Classroom as the platform for the workshops. The default for school G Suite accounts is to RESTRICT you to your school. You will need a PERSONAL Gmail account that ends in to join the workshops. If you would like to use your school G Suite email please have the Google Apps admin whitelist in the admin panel.

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