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…

Scheduling Assignments in Google Classroom

The Google Classroom team has once again added a feature that provides even more convenience for teachers. This latest update allows teachers to schedule their assignments. Teachers can create an assignment as normal and rather than select “assign” or “save draft” they now have the option to select “schedule.” Be sure to set a due…

Podcasts are Essential to Learning!

Editor’s Note:¬†This post, co-authored by Caroline Akerley, Chandler Joyce, and Adam Princiotta, originally appeared on the blog of Adam Princiotta. Podcasts A podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by…

Snapchat 101: A Guide For Educators

The Burlington High School Help Desk is thrilled to be teaming up with Marialice Curran, and the rest of the digital citizenship moderation team, and is sponsoring the new challenge-based digital citizenship Twitter chats. Rather than the typical monthly chat, we have decided to “go rogue.” We are going to stop simply talking about digital…

Apple Classroom Competes For a Spot in Your Classroom

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the blog of BHS Help Desk senior Caroline Akerley As iOS 9.3 rolls out, one question remains in my mind: How will these updates change the way iPads are used in the classroom? While many previous updates have been geared towards benefiting the everyday user, iOS 9.3 is…