Thursday, December 6, 2012

G Class Folders--this will change your life

G Class Folders is a script created by Bjorn Behrendt that organizes your Google Drive folders for you and your students.  Gone are the days when students had to share each and every document with you and your email box was bombarded with reminders of these docs invading your Drive.  Now, you can run this script (in a spreadsheet template) and the folders will automatically be created in your and and your students' Drives.  It's amazing.

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I ran a 30 minute session yesterday to introduce this to my teachers and help them set it up.  We were able to get all of them set up in 30 minutes.  When was the last time you were able to run a workshop and complete an activity in 30 minutes?

Below is my Google Doc from our session.  Bjorn was great to agree to be on the backchannel which helped us answer a few questions.

A helpful tip we discovered yesterday:
Make sure all of the student emails are correct.  If one is incorrect, that folder will not be created correctly.  You will know this because it will say that there is an error on that line.  Don't fix it and run the script again, go back to your Drive, trash your new class folder and then go back to the script and run it again once it's been corrected.


2 comments:

  1. I notice you discuss trashing the folders when an email address is incorrect. Have you found a solution for when students transfer in? I am searching for a solution for that currently. I don't know if you still monitor this post, but any help would be appreciated!
    Colleen

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    1. Yes, you can just create a new folder, drop it in your dropbox folder. Then hover over the folder, click the down arrow to the right, then share that folder with that specific student. If you have more questions, just email me: yatesa@hartfordschools.net

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