Help Desk Live-Episode 30

Help Desk Live Episode 30-Open Education Resources

Episode 30 of Help Desk Live features former BPS EdTech Team member and current U.S. Open Education Advisor Andy Marcinek. The conversation, co-hosted by Help Desk student Don Boermeester, centered around the use of open education resources as well as Creative Commons and the U.S. Office of EdTech’s initiative to help school districts nation wide “Go Open.” Andy…

Renee Dacey

December Teacher Profile-Renee Dacey

We are pleased to feature World Language Department Head Renee Dacey as our Teacher Profile for the month of December. Mrs. Dacey has been teaching in a 1:1 iPad classroom for the past four years. Thanks to her leadership, the entire World Language Department at BHS has embraced using the iPad in the classroom and…

ScreencastOMatic

Students Teaching Teachers with Screencast-O-Matic

So far this year Help Desk students have been experimenting with various screencasting tools including QuickTime, Screencastify and most recently Screencast-O-Matic. In their latest tutorials, you can hear and see the Help Desk students since they recorded both their screen and used the web cam feature in Screencast-O-Matic. This was the first time the Help…

Google Classroom Grading Updates

5 Updates to Google Classroom

The Google for Education team recently announced five new updates in Classroom that are specific to grading making the tool even easier to use. The recent updates allow teachers to do the following: Sort students on the grading page by status (done or not done) by first name, or by last name. Sorting by last…

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2015 Hour of Code Week in Review

December 7th through the 11th was the third annual Hour of Code at Burlington High School. Last year and in 2013, BHS students (Help Desk students in particular) were exposed to computer science through exploring the Hour of Code tutorials. This year the Hour of Code continues to expand at BHS. We had approximately 475 students school…

Alex Allaire

November Teacher Profile- Alex Allaire

November’s teacher profile is BHS Science Teacher Alex Allaire. Mrs. Allaire has been teaching science for eleven years and has been at BHS for the past nine. She teaches freshmen physics as well as junior/senior physics. Outside the classroom, Mrs. Allaire serves as the advisor to the National Honor Society and Science Olympiad. Since BHS…