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Embedding a Google Calendar in WordPress

Google calendars is a powerful tool to use for communication with an entire school community. Individual classroom teachers can also benefit from using a public Google calendar to communicate important dates and events with students and parents. If you use WordPress as your blogging platform and wish to embed your Google Calendar into your site,…

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Sharing our 1:1 Story & the “F” Words We Live By

Yesterday, BHS opened it’s doors to approximately 75 visitors from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Educators, administrators, department chairs, and IT professionals joined us to learn about our 1:1 environment and the “F” words we live by.  Foresight, Financial, & Future Patrick Larkin, Burlington Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Learning, provided our guests with background…

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Real World Lessons Learned from Google

Imagine an office where you can move from floor to floor by taking a ride down a giant slide. A work environment where client meetings take place in over sized hammocks and spaces are equipped with essential amenities including: nap pods, pool tables, rock climbing walls, fully stocked micro kitchens, a lap pool and gym,…

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Gaining More Storage & Customizing Settings in Dropbox

The following Dropbox tutorials originally appeared on Dipen Patel’s blog Gaining More Cloud Storage for Dropbox My fifth video in my Introduction to Dropbox series covers how to earn extra storage for your account. Currently, I have 3.25 gigabytes, because I have successfully completed many of the methods of provided my Dropbox to receive more…

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Google is Coming to Burlington!

The BHS Help Desk, in partnership with the BHS Guidance Department, is excited to announce that on Tuesday, November 18th Googler Michael Westervelt will be spending the day in Burlington. Michael works as an Account Manager at the Google office in Cambridge and is the Founder and Executive Director of Next Step Boston. Michael’s nonprofit, Next Step,…

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Creative Student Genius Continues: A New Look for Help Desk Live

The 2014-2015 Burlington High School Help Desk staff continues to produce exemplary work and today’s post serves as yet another example of student creative genius and innovation. After only a brief consultation regarding giving the 2014-2015 Help Desk Live logo a fresh new look, as well as the creation of a brand new introductory trailer to…

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Introduction to Dropbox: A Video Tutorial Series

The following Dropbox video tutorials originally appeared on the blog of Dipen Patel. Dipen is a senior and first-year member of the BHS Help Desk. If you are new to Dropbox, check out this great list of features! Installing Dropbox on Mac OS X To begin my Dropbox tutorial series, I walk through the process of…