Category Archives: Helpful Tips

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

Pocket: An Easy & Quick Bookmarking Tool that’s Free

I love Pocket! It’s a Chrome extension, and it’s something that I actually use. Yes, you have to sign up first, but that’s pretty painless. And it’s free. There is a premium version, but it seems unnecessary. Everything that I … Continue reading

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Rasterbation: Just as Fun as it Sounds!

Have you always wanted to print off amazing infographics but they only want to print off so small that you can’t read it? Or have you ever wanted to create amazing displays or artwork using images spanning multiple sheets? Check out this FREE software that lets you do this! Continue reading

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Beyond Hour of Code

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A friend emailed me to get some ideas for his IB Computer Science (IBCS) class. We had recently discussed The Hour of Code, and how it was a good activity, but … Continue reading

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RefME: The Best Reference Generator Around & it’s Free!

With more and more reference generators starting to charge money for premium versions and providing less and less features on those free versions I sought to find a better solution for our students. By far the best one I found … Continue reading

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Google Drive – Get 2GB of free storage!

Today is #SaferInternetDay (yes that is a thing). Google is encouraging people to check their security settings which isn’t a bad thing. It only takes two minutes and Google will reward you with two free GB of extra storage on … Continue reading

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Start At the Wall

Holidays are a very interesting time if you work in technology leadership or support. Ideally, people want to have some time-off. Therefore, making a list of essential projects to finish starts months before the holiday plans. Then a list of … Continue reading

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Freedom VS Structure

I left it alone. Everyone was using it. Everyone had the permissions needed to customize their space. So I left it alone. I set some guidelines. I spoke to everyone about best practice. I even made exemplars and samples so … Continue reading

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Our favorite Chrome Extensions/Add-ons

At IT Babble Chrome is our browser of choice for its speed, its auto updates and the myriad of fantastic add-ons you can … well add on. These add-ons give Chrome various different functionalities and we thought it would be … Continue reading

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Get crap done!

Now that the 2016 is right around the corner it is time to start making some resolutions of organizing yourself a little better and being more effecient. So someone out there created a To-Do list app comparison chart. Yeah, it … Continue reading

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Have You Tried Turning It On and Off Again – Have you said ‘Thank You’ recently?

As the holiday season approaches, it is time for everyone to stop using their smart phones, close down the browser windows, smash their Apple Watches with a ball-peen hammer, and take a walk. Walk down the hall, through the courtyard, … Continue reading

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