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Building a Web App with Google Apps Script

Session Description

Google Apps script is a powerful scripting language similar to Javascript that allows you to extend Google Apps beyond everyday use. In this session you will learn how to build and customize your very own web app that you can embed on a Google Site.

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Richard Anderson
Middle and Upper School Learning and Technology Coordinator
Washington International School and WISSIT

Richard Anderson is the Middle and Upper School Learning and Technology Coordinator at Washington International School and for WISSIT. He became a Google Education Trainer in 2011 and is passionate about using Google Apps to improve workflows and encourage collaboration among all members of the school community. He has presented at annual conferences such as ECIS and NAIS on a variety of technology in education topics as well as at AppsEvents and EdTech Team featuring Google in Education. In addition, he maintains a YouTube channel where he publishes how-to tutorials and shares his other passion – telling stories of learning via video documentation. He is particularly interested in Project Zero and how teachers have implemented visible thinking frameworks in their classroom to deepen student thinking. In 2014, he was nominated as a documentation fellow for the Future of Learning Summer institute held each year at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Richard has a B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University. After completing his graduate degree, he spent two years in the Peace Corps serving as an education volunteer in Cameroon where he learned to speak French fluently.