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Big News!! The Google Keynote kicking off the Midwest #chromebookinst is Cyrus Mistry, Senior Product Manager for Chromebooks in Edu!
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Helpful tips for those using scripts and Doctopus. Doctopus is also 'back' in the Add-ons area.
 
Use g.co/oldsheets to launch old Sheets and access the Script gallery...

Once you have made the switch to the New Google Sheets, you will notice that the "Script Gallery" no longer exists in Sheets.  As you probably know, Google has replaced the gallery with something called "Add-ons" for Sheets and Docs.  New Visions currently has two published Add-ons for Sheets, available publicly:  Doctopus (maintained by me) and autoCrat (maintained by HS student +Tim Cargan).  +Dave Abouav has also ported over Flubaroo.

The Add-ons environment has many benefits (auto-updates code for all users, for example) but is not entirely the same as the old gallery.  In particular, for next few months you won't have the easy benefits of many of our favorite form-trigger-powered scripts (formMule, OLD autoCrat merge from form, formRanger, formLimiter, etc.).

In light of this lack of form triggered behavior, some of you may wish to quickly toggle between the new and the old Sheets. Here's a handy link for launching an old sheet once you've made the switch to new Sheets, where you will still be able to access all of our old scripts in the Script Gallery...

g.co/oldsheets

Thanks for your flexibility amidst this messiness!  Innovation is seldom clean.
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Don't miss your chance! Application are now open for the next two Google Teacher Academies in Atlanta and Mountain View. #onlyonewaytobeaGCT   #GCTeacher   #GTAATL   #GTAMTV  
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+Chad Kafka Game on. Scored 6944 Sunday.
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Chrome Remote Desktop app hits Android, coming to iOS later this year http://goo.gl/1iwTPI
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Anyone do the Windows XP computer trade in to Best Buy for a Chromebook? Still going on? What did you need to turn in (if anything) with the computer? Feedback?
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Stumbled on this just now! Google Forms has the ability for you to shuffle your multiple choice answers around! Great for teachers creating quizzes!
 
New in Forms - shuffled answers

The next time you make a new form you'll notice that you can now randomize the order of answer options for a bunch of different types of questions. Find out how in the Help Center link below. 
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It's a great feature. Shared in a Google workshop this weekend. Another feature some do not know about is data validation which is great when collecting specifics like an email address.
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Embargo - I have an update on an issue that +Andrew Stillman was helping me with. (USING THE ADD-ON) Originally, a teacher I was working with would 'embargo' assignments and found that about half the students would correctly embargo and half would just have the file completely unshared from them. Andrew pushed out some code that fixed this and here's the response from my teacher...seems there is still an issue with Google Drawings pushed out through Doctopus:  

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So, the doctopus thing that the creator did worked! The kids who had problems before are no longer being deleted when the assignment is being embargoed! However, the fix did not work for a drawing that I had the kids do.  I often have my kids draw out what they read in Spanish in a total physical response story.  The same thing is happening…some students are being deleted.  
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I did not hear back from teacher yet. I will find out...
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Hangouts - We have Hangouts enabled in our admin panel. Also double checked to make sure that users from outside our domain can be invited to Hangouts (they can). I set up a Hangout using Calendar ("join video call") for a meeting today. User outside our district was say that when he tried to connect, he was given a message that said he could not enter the Hangout because he wasn't part of our domain.  Anyone else experienced this?  I just did a test with me setting up a cal event to my personal account...jumped over to my personal account and I could join just fine.  Can't recreate this issue. Thoughts?  Have another Hangout scheduled at 3:15pm today with someone outside our district so I'm hoping that goes well...
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I'm assuming you have actually invited then into the hangouts using their direct email addresses? I know google says when you use the calendar hangouts only those in your domain can access, but those outside can still participate if invited in. 
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