This past weekend I was at the EdTechTeam Google Summit. I went last year as well (I presented last year on gamification with Google).
I always learn interesting, useful, and inspiring things. This time I plan to share a few of them.
This second one is about FormMule.
This add-on allows you to set up automated messages from a Google Sheet that has gather information through a Form or a Spreadsheet. It allows you to send automated mails or send them out at a set time. You can create a variety of templates based on specific values in the sheet. So, it could be used for creating personalized progress emails for your students.