Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more E-fficient!
Discovering the Power of Autocrat
Dressing up the Data
Looking at a spreadsheet isn't the most appealing thing. However, creating a destination for that data in a Google Doc or Google Slides presentation will ensure a professional look. This is where you can create a certificate, form letter, or other design that can easily import the data from the Sheet to its desired location. The way this is done is through the use of a Merge Tag. An example of a merge tag is "<<Date>>." You will notice that the data is set in between the merge tag signs. Having that on a Google Doc or on a Google Slides ensures that all of the data in the "Date" column of the Sheet will flow into that location thanks to the merge tag. Continue this for all of your other data entries, and the project will be complete in no time.
Integration with Google Forms
Autocrat Uses in the Classroom and School
Project Choices - If students are completing a Google Form ranking their project choices, this could easily be turned in to a list using Autocrat.
Certificates - This is probably the biggest use of Autocrat. Create a "template" and then lwt Autocrat flow in whatever information you have desired.
Form Letters - Need to send a letter home to students full of individual data? Set up a template and let Autocrat merge it in.
Reminders - Use Autocrat to merge form data and dates to create the perfect reminder letter to send home with students.
As mentioned, Autocrat is easily one of my favorites add-ons because it has the ability to streamline things so well in classes and at school