Category Archives: Helpful Tips

These posts are just helpful, not really a review or a how-to, just some helpful tips

Google Sheets – Query Function a Video Tutorial

Recently I posted about Google Sheets and how awesome the query function is. I thought it was so cool that I would make a little video about how to do it, in case my instructions were not super clear. Watch … Continue reading

Posted in Google Apps, Helpful Tips, Patrick Cauley, tutorial, Video | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Inventory – Just do it!

For the past three weeks I’ve been putting together an inventory for our school. We’ve never had one here before so I thought it was time to make that change, but this post will explain why we did it, how … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful Tips, Patrick Cauley | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Google Sheets + Query = Hell YEAH!

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon something that has got my a little excited. I mean did you see the exclamation mark in the title? That is not to be trifled with people. At any rate, I have stumbled … Continue reading

Posted in Google Apps, Helpful Tips, Patrick Cauley, tutorial | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Technology Surveys for New Hires

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Since 2008, I have been working with groups of new hires. There is much stress and confusion when people are relocating to another country. I always try and provide the information … Continue reading

Posted in Educational Technology, Google Apps, Helpful Tips, Instructional Technology, TIEONLINE, Tony DePrato | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Understanding Ransomeware

                                   By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato On Friday, 12 May 2017, a large cyber-attack using it was launched, infecting more … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful Tips, Instructional Technology, TIEONLINE | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Uh oh – BroPro

Guess what I discovered this week with the Chromebooks in my classroom?? Well, if you see the picture above this post, you probably can guess – BroPro. This is a VPN Chrome Extension. It basically lets people (students mostly) get … Continue reading

Posted in Google Apps, Helpful Tips, Patrick Cauley, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

It’s election day!

It’s finally here and for you people out there who have been following the election and are soooo happy it’s finally over today, it is always a good reminder of how the Electoral College works. Here is an excellent video … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful Tips | Tagged , | Leave a comment

My Summer with the Surface Pro 4

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I rarely do hardware or software reviews. Patrick Cauley, here at IT Babble, is much better at those. However, I did swap my Apple Macbook Retina for a Surface Pro 4 … Continue reading

Posted in Educational Technology, Helpful Tips, Instructional Technology, Tony DePrato | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Students making their own gradebook in Google Sheets

In my last post I talked about the importance of grades being transparent for all stake holders involved. One idea I recommend is having students build their own gradebook in Google Sheets (or any spreadsheet program). This gives them significantly … Continue reading

Posted in Google Apps, Helpful Tips, Patrick Cauley, tutorial | Tagged , | 1 Comment