What I'm Learning: How to copy Google Drive folders and their contents using a Script

This one seems pretty obvious, but there are often dozens or hundreds of files that need to be copies in Google Drive (giving you a copy that you own rather than using the original). This script lets you do that. Follow the linked instructions for best results.  How To: Copy …

What I'm using: Mic Note for recording audio and syncing it to written notes on a Chromebook

I love how this works on a Chromebook and how there are a whole bunch of different features, like timestamping and editing the recording on the fly. I will be playing with this a bunch, as it syncs with Google drive so well.  Mic Note -Audio Recorder & Notepad – …

What I'm Using: A Google Apps Script to make a QR code for every document in a Google Drive Folder

Someone shared this on G+ the other day, and I thought it was really wonderful. Just make a copy of this spreadsheet and you will be able to designate a Google Drive folder to pull from in order to create a QR code for every document in that folder.

What I’m Learning: How to limit the number of words in a response to a Google Form question.

While you can use the advanced data validation properties of a Google Form question to limit the number of characters in an answer, you will need a regular expression in order to limit the number of words. If you ever have such a need, here it is: ^\s*(\S+\s+){1,9}\S*$ This regular …

What I'm Using: YouiDraw – An amazing Vector Graphic App for Chrome(books) that works with Google Drive.

I really like this application, as it is so fully featured. It seems to be even better than Inkscape. I also really enjoy that there are MANY different templates to start from. YouiDraw, Online Vector Graphic Design, Drawing Online Logo Maker. Create stunning vector Graphic design with YouiDraw online. It’s …

What I'm Reading: My favorite blog post of the moment with more than a little bit of snark. (H/T Ani McHugh – @teacherbiz31)

If you are someone who is interested thinking about data differently or perhaps critiquing the current system of emphasizing Rigor, Grit, and Testing, I highly recommend this blog post. Dear Teachers: Feed the Data Monster. Rigorously and with Grit. | teacherbiz Dear teachers, Now that the 2014-2015 school year is …

What I'm Learning: You can embed a Hangout button pretty much anywhere.

So, I should have probably realized this, but you can set up a Google Hangout with a simple click of a button. You can do this in your own website or simply insert this button in a Google Site without coding anything. I am going to be using this to …

What I'm Learning: A bunch of new programming resources for kids to start their CS Journey.

Hat Tip to Jessica Raleigh for this one. While I did know most of these apps, it is nice to have them all collected in one spot. I also didn’t know Waterbear, so I got to check it out! 10 Tools To Teach Kids The Basics Of Programming Waterbear is …