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An Inside Look at Project Adventure at Burlington High School

Can students recognize that their attempt to participate and complete a challenge is more significant than the performance result? Can student participate fully and actively in various team-building activities? Can students understand the value of different forms of communication through challenges and demonstrate inter/intrapersonal skills to accomplish tasks? These are just a few of the…

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Easy Accents Google Docs Add-On

Lately, I’ve received several inquires from foreign language teachers at both the high school and middle school levels asking about the best way to add accents to characters when writing in a foreign language in a Google Doc. The web is filled with resources that provide different methods to insert accents in various languages on both…

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Creating an Archive of Your Data with Google Takeout

As of July 1, graduating seniors from Burlington High School will no longer have access to their school Google accounts. We highly recommend students use Google Takeout to create an archive of their data in Drive, Gmail, etc. Google Takeout allows students to select specific Google products and download that data onto a home desktop…

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Help Desk Live-Episode 32: Storyboard That

Help Desk Live-Episode 32 featured Aaron Sherman, founder of the fantastic, device agnostic digital storytelling tool StoryBoard That. BHS Help Desk students senior Shiv Shukla and sophomore Quentin Inglis had the opportunity to host their first episode of Help Desk Live and learn about entrepreneurship directly from Aaron. Check out the episode, which is embedded…

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Power Up YouTube with Playlists

Earlier this year, I worked with BHS English teacher Callie Graham and helped her create a YouTube channel for her journalism class. This channel showcases the videos created by her students each semester. Today, Mrs. Graham visited me in the Help Desk wanting to know if there was a way to organize the videos her…

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Q & A Feature in Google Slides

Two days ago, Google announced the new Q & A  feature in Google Slides. This is an exciting update, as it allows presentations to become truly interactive. Once the Q & A feature is launched (click on the drop down menu next to the present button in the upper right hand corner to launch Q…