2016 Student Blogs

Each member of the Help Desk program maintains a personal blog which serves as their digital portfolio for the semester. Student blogs feature the following categories: About Me Weekly Reflections Edtech Training Individual Learning Endeavors App Reviews Student blogs are public and are therefore shared with a global audience. This provides students with an authentic…

Reusing Posts in Google Classroom

Now that we are in the second week of the second semester, we wanted to remind you that you can reuse your assignments from the first semester with the Reuse Post feature in Google Classroom. This feature saves you even more time and eliminates the need to create a new assignment and attachments in the…

Help Desk Showcased at Learn Launch’s Classrooms of the Future

Last Friday, January 22nd Help Desk seniors Timmy Sullivan, Josh Boulos, Don Boermeester and junior Kevin Lynch traveled to Harvard Business School in Cambridge where they had the privilege to participate in Learn Launch’s Classrooms of the Future, a showcase of sixteen schools delivering progressive and unique learning opportunities for students. Timmy Sullivan encouraged conference attendees to…

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…

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…

5 Updates to Google Classroom

The Google for Education team recently announced five new updates in Classroom that are specific to grading making the tool even easier to use. The recent updates allow teachers to do the following: Sort students on the grading page by status (done or not done) by first name, or by last name. Sorting by last…

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…