Tech Savvy Parenting-Branching Out STEM to STEAM (2)

Branching Out with STEM: Parent Tech Night

The March Tech Savvy Parenting night provided Burlington families with information on the benefits of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. A wide array of STEM resources and links for students of all grade levels were shared by members of the BPS Edtech team. Parents learned about the Burlington Public Schools STEM curriculum, as…

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“Hosting” An Underage Party….Everything a Parent Needs to Know

Burlington High School, the Burlington Fire and Police Departments, and the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center are collaborating to offer “Social Host–Taylor’s Message.”  This evening will help parents better understand their responsibilities and consequences of ‘hosting’ an underage party in their homes.  Officer Fournier will speak about the alcohol policy in Burlington, the Law Offices…

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The Power of Collaboration

One of the best parts of running the BHS Help Desk is seeing student genius in action. Daily, I get to witness my students demonstrate their critical thinking skills by solving real problems and observe them communicate effectively with their peers and teachers. But students in the Help Desk do much more than just solve…

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Learning About Makerspaces from the Pros on #DLDay

Editor’s Note: The Burlington High School Help Desk’s Official Digital Learning Day activity was Help Desk Live-Episode 21 and featured makerspace experts Laura Fleming and Diana Rendina. Senior Cat Hoyt, a first year member of the Help Desk, facilitated the conversation.  As predicted in a previous post, “Amplifying Student Voice on Digital Learning Day,” Cat did an outstanding job leading…

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RECOGNIZING NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

The following post originally appeared on the blog of Siddhartha Srivastava March 8th, 2015 was International Women’s Day. Women are an inherent part of our society and have made significant contributions to many different industries, but some people don’t understand this fact. I encountered one of those people on Facebook on this past Sunday night.…

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Bring Science to Life with Your iPad

Editor’s Note: this post originally appeared on Jyhmon Moodie’s blog Science teachers have many great options for teaching different science concepts using the iPad. There are apps which allow teachers and students to create presentations, complete labs, work on projects, and lots more! Over the past several weeks I have been researching different apps and…

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We’re Not Monkeying Around: Banana Boom Available Now!

I’m SUPER excited and proud to share that Manas Purohit and Michael Seleman, both seniors and first year members of the BHS Help Desk, have successfully developed an iOS application that is available for download TODAY for the iPad and iPhone. Banana Boom puts “your reflexes to the test” while users “tap to dodge explosive…