TomHinkle.net

JavaScript

JavaScript is a weird and wonderful language. I initially thought of JavaScript as broken and ugly language, but then a former student pointed me toward the wonderful book JavaScript: The Good Parts. Under the influence of that book, I really came to enjoy some of the old school features of JavaScript (hoisting, function scope, etc).

I still have enough purist in me to consider things like the class syntactic sugar in JavaScript a bit of an outrage, but I have come to be more flexible over time.

Specifically, not that I've finally made the jump from my beloved Emacs to Visual Studio, I find that the editing features I get when using proper TypeScript are transformative and make it worth the trouble.
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Student Scheduler Sheets Script

A Google Sheets Container-Attached Script for scheduling special blocks
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Visualization of Senior Projects

A d3 visualization of senior projects at my school.
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Cats in Boxes

A game to teach web design.
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School Landing Pages

Landing Pages for our School
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Crossword Compiler

A crossword compiler
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Area Multiplication Model

A simple web-based tool to help upper elementary school aged students with multiplication.
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Data Breakdown Tool (Histogram Generator)

A simple sheets add-on to break down spreadsheet data and create histograms
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Cycling Tools

Tools to find activities using a map + strava data.
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Gourmet (web)

Fully Featured Recipe Manager for the Web
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Hat Game

A virtual "Hat" for playing Celebrity and other party games during Covid
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All the Things

A way to manage tab hell in the browser.
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Nordle

Wordle to the power of n
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Workflows Jacknife

An all-purpose power tool for automating Google Admin processes with forms.
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Family Spot-It

Custom spot-it cards for the fam.
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Fish Tank

A fishtank game I coded on a plane ride with my kids.
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Multi-Folder Manager

A tool to manage folders in multiple locations in google drive.
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TableLibrary

A convenient library for manipulating tabular data in spreadsheets
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Aspen Automator

A tool to automate importing grades into Aspen from Google Classroom or CSVs (and also make it less ugly).
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Folder Copier

A spreadsheet-attached script to allow copying folders in Google Drive
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Temperature Monitoring

A system for monitoring temperatures in our school.
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Grade Visualization

A system for visualizing grades over time.
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Super Simple Portfolio

A simple digital portfolio system built on top of Google Drive.
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Signout Bot

A simple chatbot for handling signing in and out of the building.
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Classroom Roster Tool

A simple spreadsheet-attached set of scripts for managing google classroom at the school level
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Email Scheduler Tool

A spreadsheet-attached script for sending automated emails.
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Google Groups Manager

A spreadsheet-attached script for listing groups and members and mass deleting groups
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SimpleCanvasLibrary

A simple canvas library for teaching JavaScript to students who want to write games.
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Dots

A simple implementation of the game of dots.
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Morning Announcements

A tool for managing morning announcements as a Google Slides presentation