MassCUE Grant (SOARing with Drones in Education)

I’m thrilled to announce that Burlington was recently selected for a MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) grant which we are using for drone projects in the district. The list of recipients can be found here. The theme of our grant is “SOARing with Drones in Education.” The SOAR model comes from an ISTE (International Society for…

Practical Application of 3D Printing

This week we worked on creating a 3D model for a card holder as a follow up for the 3D printing post that we published earlier. We already have a generic plain card holder in the Help Desk room, but we wanted to spice things up and make a custom Help Desk one. I imported…

Bring Images to Life with ThingLink

  Ever found presentations, projects, or pictures bland and unappealing? As a student, I have found a way to make my images pop and convey the information that is needed. The Need: Students in today’s day and age crave information. But beyond that, they want to be engaged. Students are always asking themselves, “what’s next…

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…

Twtpoll for Primary Data Collection

THE NEED: Teachers across many different disciplines require students to conduct primary research. Having the ability to design an effective data collection instrument, such as a poll or survey, obtain and analyze data, report on the findings, and make recommendations are essential skills for our students to develop, especially for students who plan to attend…

Apple is losing it

by Xin Zhang “Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?” That was 1983. There were no iPhones, no iPods, no iPads. Apple was in its 7th year of existence. Steve Jobs wanted to hire John Sculley, then-President of PepsiCo.…