Help Desk Live – Episode 35

Help Desk Students Akash, Brendan, and Vibi spoke with Ray Birks and his middle school Tech Ninjas from Wenatchee Schools in Washington State last Friday, March 10th. You can find out more about their program at the following links. https://sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/techninjas/home https://sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/ipadninjas/home The students from Wenatchee had some excellent questions, and I’m impressed with what they…

Google Classroom Updates

Help Desk student Henry Lutwama demonstrates some of the newer features of Google Classroom in this video tutorial. The list of all new features since Google Classroom was released can be found here, and we’ll periodically create new tutorials to demonstrate these features.

Help Desk Live – Episode 34

In this episode of Help Desk Live, some of this semester’s BHS Help Desk students were interviewed by Burlington’s Marshall Simonds Middle School (MSMS) Help Desk students about what life is like at the High School Help Desk. You can read more about the MSMS Help Desk at http://msmshelpdesk.blogspot.com. Based on the excellent questions and the…

Meet the 2016-2017 Second Semester Staff!

I am pleased to announce that we have ten new Help Desk Students and one returning student (Sarim Sajid, whose bio can be found here) on the Help Desk for the second semester. We have a wide range of abilities and talents in our second group. Some of their interests include journalism, film and media…

Augmented Reality Sandbox

One of our major projects this year is our Augmented Reality Sandbox. Sean Musselman from the Burlington Science Center secured a grant from the Burlington Education Foundation to create this sandbox which changes topography based on movements in the sand from the user. Eddie Reis and Jinzhen Hu (Hugo) worked very hard on it this semester,…

Thoughts on Network Traffic at BHS

Most if not all BHS students and staff have read Mr. Sullivan’s blog post about the upcoming network experiment. If you haven’t, please read it here: http://www.markjsullivan.org/2016/12/network-management-at-bhs.html We understand this may be difficult for those in the BHS community who have been using their personal devices on the network, but the IT department is doing this experiment…

Mid-year iPad Insurance Reminder

We hope everyone is enjoying their holiday and looking forward to the New Year. Since we’re headed into the new year (and the middle of the school year),  the Help Desk wants to remind you to insure your BHS iPad and save yourself the headache of paying full price to repair or replace it. The…