Do It For The Kids
“Do as I say, not as I do.” If you don’t know how to do any programming this is what we are telling students. It is good for you to learn, but not important enough for me to learn. If we want to get more students into STEM fields, it starts by EACH teacher demonstrating that STEM has value.
And it is fun.
Where to Start
Start by learning just a little HTML. You would be surprised how much you can do with just a few HTML tags. For example, I use all the time. This creates a new paragraph. Sometimes after inserting something into a web 2.0 tool I can not get my cursor underneath it. Switching to the HTML view I simply put a
at the end of the last line of HTML and I have created a paragraph underneath what I could not get under. Problem solved. Memorize a couple of HTML tags to create a table in HTML really helps you to organize information in web 2.0 tools, such as your classroom website.
Be Ready to Fail
Honestly you learn to program by your lines of code not working. You edit, try again. Edit try again. This is not a bad thing. This is how you invent, create, engineer things. Lots of great life lessons in practicing programming.
Google Apps Script
Google Apps Script Code
Here are some samples of Google Apps Script for Google text documents
Here are some samples of Google Apps Script for Google Sheets
As you can see, most of the codes you need for Google Apps Script are very intuitive. This makes it fairly easy to learn how to code in Google Apps Script.