Thoughts on Network Traffic at BHS

Most if not all BHS students and staff have read Mr. Sullivan’s blog post about the upcoming network experiment. If you haven’t, please read it here: http://www.markjsullivan.org/2016/12/network-management-at-bhs.html We understand this may be difficult for those in the BHS community who have been using their personal devices on the network, but the IT department is doing this experiment…

Hello, and welcome back!

I hope everyone had a great summer! My name is LeRoy Wong, and I am the new instructional technology support specialist for Burlington High School. I will be working with the BHS Help Desk students and school faculty. I have spent the last nine years working for Boston Public Schools in a variety of positions…

The Story of Storyboard That

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the blog of BHS Help Desk student Quentin Inglis. Click HERE to see this storyboard on StoryboardThat.com The Broadcast I had the honor of co-facilitating Help Desk Live episode 32 with my partner Shiv Shukla. In this episode we interviewed Aaron Sherman the creator ofStoryboard That, a web based tool…

Creating an Archive of Your Data with Google Takeout

As of July 1, graduating seniors from Burlington High School will no longer have access to their school Google accounts. We highly recommend students use Google Takeout to create an archive of their data in Drive, Gmail, etc. Google Takeout allows students to select specific Google products and download that data onto a home desktop…

Power Up YouTube with Playlists

Earlier this year, I worked with BHS English teacher Callie Graham and helped her create a YouTube channel for her journalism class. This channel showcases the videos created by her students each semester. Today, Mrs. Graham visited me in the Help Desk wanting to know if there was a way to organize the videos her…

Q & A Feature in Google Slides

Two days ago, Google announced the new Q & A  feature in Google Slides. This is an exciting update, as it allows presentations to become truly interactive. Once the Q & A feature is launched (click on the drop down menu next to the present button in the upper right hand corner to launch Q…