BHS teachers discussing apps and workflow with Google engineers

Google Visits Burlington!

Today, Burlington Public Schools hosted a team of eleven engineers from the Google office in Cambridge. Engineers arrived around 8:00 a.m. and visited approximately eighteen classrooms throughout the district. The purpose of their visit was to observe our teachers’ instructional strategies and learn more about how Google products and services can be used to enhance…

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Grade Lightning Fast with Flubaroo

Grading student work can be extremely time consuming. However, with the use of the Flubaroo add-on in Google Sheets, grading student tests, quizzes, or formative assessments can be completed in record time, and the best part of Flubaroo is that it is very simple to learn. To use this powerful script, you first want to…

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Screencasting Best Practices

Over the past week, Help Desk students have been busy managing walk-in visits to the Help Desk from students along with their first formal and relatively structured assignment. A major aspect of the Help Desk curriculum requires students to create tutorials demonstrating the use and functionality of various web tools and applications. Because most students…

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Tech Savvy Parenting: October Event

I am pleased to announce the first Tech Savvy Parenting night which is a new “Digital Bootcamp Series” designed to educate and connect parents and community members of Burlington Public Schools. The first event is being held on Tuesday, October 7th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Marshall Simonds Middle School in the Library Commons.…

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8 Digital Storytelling Apps for the iPad

Digital storytelling is a powerful tool to use in all grade levels and content areas in a 1:1 classroom. As the term indicates, digital storytelling is essentially telling a story through the use of digital tools. While video and audio are obvious examples, interactive timelines, ebooks, and maps may also fall under the umbrella of…

YiK Yak: More Like Yik Yuck

This post originally appeared on the blog of Dan Pais, a BHS senior. Dan is a student athlete and leader, member of DECA, Best Buddies, and the TED ED Club. He is a first year team member of the Help Desk program. His post below has an important and powerful lesson on what it means…

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Fully Customize Google Forms

Google recently released an update to Forms which included a whole new set of themes as well as the ability to create a fully customized form. Now you can easily customize every area of your form including the header image, title, questions, page background and more. To take advantage of Forms customization, you simply select…