So I needed to convince students to open up an email on a Friday night, so they would know to come in to Saturday School the next day. So I decided to use YAMM! YAMM is Yet Another Mail Merge, and it is an add on for google sheets.
How do you use it to send emails to each of your students?
1. Write a draft of the email that you want to send but don’t send it, keep it as a draft. In the email if there are places where you want the student’s first or last name to appear use <<first>> or <<last>>. Here is the email that I sent:
Dear <<First>>,I’m coming back early from my conference because I wanted to make sure that as many students earn credit as possible. Given that you, yes you <<First>> <<Last>>, have a chance to earn credit, please come to Saturday school to take advantage of it. If you already gave the assignment to one of my assistants, let me know.I hope to see a lot of kids on Saturday,Carl