Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff

What's Wrong?

What's going on with Flippity?

tl;dr Version

  • Flippity code was broken as an unintended consequence of a recent Google security upgrade. I am currently trying to identify and apply a fix. It will likely be weeks before Flippity is functional again.

Long Version

In early August, 2021 Google began pushing out a security upgrade that effectively severed the connection between Google Sheets and the Flippity website meaning that Flippity can no longer access the data it needs in order to create flashcards, random name pickers, scavenger hunts, etc. For a while some users were able to use other browsers or incognito windows to access their Flippity activities, but eventually those tricks stopped working too.

It looked like that might be the end of Flippity.

With the help of some developers I've been able to identify another way to access the data from published spreadsheets and there's now hope that I'll be able to get Flippity up and running again. However, it won't be a quick fix as there is a significant amount of work to be done. (By the way, I am the only Flippity "employee." I'm also a teacher and I'm also trying to prepare the school year).

It's too early to know for sure, but I'm hopeful that your current Google Sheets templates (and links) will work without the need for you to make any changes. I'll be attempting to fix activities one at time, starting with Flashcards and moving on to others in order of popularity. I'm working as fast as I can but I think progress will be measured in weeks, not days.

Thank you for your patience. I know you're frustrated (I am too) but your outpouring of support has been wonderful.

Thank you,
Steve

8/20/2021

 

October Update

Every Flippity activity is now working in some form, but some of them can't connect to Google Sheets. Some activities are only available as "Quick and Easy" (formerly known as "Skip the Spreadsheet"). Here's a list:

 

Google Sheets

Quick & Easy

Flashcards

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Quiz Show

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Random Name Picker 

 

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Randomizer

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Scavenger Hunt

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Board Game

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Manipulatives

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Matching Game

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Connecto Game

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Bingo

 

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Timeline 

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Badge Tracker

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Leader Board

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Typing Test

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Spelling Words

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Word Search

 

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Crossword 

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Word Scramble

 

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Snowman 

 

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Progress Indicator

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Word Cloud

 

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Fun With Fonts

 

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Mad Libs

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Tournament Bracket

 

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Certificate Quiz 

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Self Assessment

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Getting Bingo working with Google Sheets is a priority but it's proving to be a tough nut to crack. I also hope to fully restore Tournament Bracket.

Thanks again for your support,
Steve
10/6/2021