Category Archives: Patrick Cauley

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

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Making an area calculator in Google sheets

Google sheets is pretty powerful – heck most spreadsheets program are pretty powerful. This guide will show you how to create your very own spreadsheet that will automatically calculate area. Area is not terribly difficult for students but it is … Continue reading

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I bought a Surface Book

Not too long ago I wrote that I was in the market for a new computer. I was looking at five different computers but it boiled down to the 13″ Apple MacBook Pro with Touchbar (yeah-I like to adopt early) … Continue reading

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I’m getting a new computer!

Yep, it’s been nearly four years and it is time to make that all important purchase and boy has it been exciting. I haven’t decided yet (but I’m close) and I’d like to share the journey I’ve been on so … Continue reading

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I’m chained to Google – Is that bad?

Hello from the Interwebs. I came to a realization recently. It is a little unsettling and I’m oddly OK with that. I decided that I am all in with Google Apps for Education (GAFE). That may not sound like a … Continue reading

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Think before you purchase!

This will be a short post – just a heads up. The post is about how schools spend their money concerning programs. I’m not going to name names here, because I don’t think that one person made a mistake or … Continue reading

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Making a GCF and LCM calculator in Google Sheets

Howdy everyone! It’s been a looooong time but I’m back and ready to post more frequently (at least I hope) 🙂 Today is a little tutorial for just about any middle school (probably a fifth grade too) math class. It … Continue reading

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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

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Grading should be transparent!

Good day reader. Today, I’m going to write an opinion piece about something near and dear to many of our hearts – grades. I believe that grades should be transparent. Doesn’t that sound nice? You bet! it does but what … Continue reading

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