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The Power of an Hour (of Code)

“I might cry.” Those were words spoken by an Instructional Assistant at Pine Glen Elementary school during last week’s Hour of Code. The third grade student she works with is typically highly dependent. The student needs frequent breaks, constant help, prompting to focus in order to complete work, and continuous approval. However, during Hour of…

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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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1:1 and BYOD

Yes, it is incredibly shallow of me to be complaining about a $500 device that I have not paid a single cent for, but let it be known that I am, along with the rest of the student body, in fact grateful that BPS has gone with a 1:1 iPad program.

Explain Everything

In this post, Help Desk senior blogger Harsh Dedhiya, provides a sneak peek to Explain Everything. To learn more about this versatile iPad app and to receive 1:1 assistance, join the BPS Ed Tech team on Tuesday, September 24th for the  “How do I do that?” technology session at Marshall Simonds Middle School from 2:30…

3D Printer Update

3D Printer Update Our makerbot 3D printer has undergone some improvements in the last week or so. The extruder tension piece needed replacement. This switch was made easy by the ability to print the new piece that we needed in-house. Using an available online schematic, we were able to upgrade from a Mk 7 to…