January Teacher Profile-Mr. Rob Parkin

I am pleased to feature Mr. Rob Parkin, a member of the BHS Social Studies Department, as our Teacher Profile for the month of January. Mr. Parkin teaches U.S. History- Early American History and Contemporary American History- as well as International Studies. Mr. Parkin offers his students challenging, project-based learning opportunities. He frequently integrates a…

There’s An App For That!

Recently, Help Desk students were assigned one of their last major projects for the first semester. The project, “There’s An App For That,” asked students to select a specific content area and research a minimum of five, free iOS applications that teachers or students could integrate in the classroom for teaching and learning. Next, students…

Making Homework Meaningful…

Burlington High School World Language Department Chair Renee Dacey has taken her homework assignments to the next level! Rather than assign a standard worksheet, which few if any students find engaging or motivating, Mrs. Dacey recently assigned her students a homework assignment which allowed them to create their own original, digital content. The iOS application…

10 Apps for Mid-Year Reviews

With mid-year exams only two weeks away, the BPS EdTech Team wanted to share 10 different technology tools thatĀ can helpĀ students review course content AND have fun while doing so. Each of the tools mentioned below are FREE and can be easily shared with students through Google Classroom or your class website, blog, or Wikispace. If…

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…

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…

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…