Podcasts are Essential to Learning!

Editor’s Note:┬áThis 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…

12 Students Speak Out About Digital Citizenship

Editor’s Note:┬áRecently, Dr. Marialice Curran shared the article “8 Ways Kids Are Using Instagram to Bully” via Twitter along with a challenge to schools nationwide to provide a rebuttal. I decided to take Marialice up on this challenge. I assigned the Help Desk students of Burlington High School to read the article and write a…

Free App Friday: Snapchat

This week’s Free App Friday recommendation is Snapchat. Yes, Snapchat! We are thrilled to be launching a brand new district-wide Snapchat account and encourage all students, teachers, and parents who are Snapchat users to add us as a friend. Our Snapchat user name is burly_schools. If you are not currently active on Snapchat, fear not!…

Help Desk Live-A Digital Citizenship Series

Help Desk Live episodes 25, 26, and 27 focused on the importance of digital citizenship and various ways students can leverage digital tools to create a positive and impressive digital footprint. If you are an educator, parent, or administrator dedicated to digital citizenship education, all three episodes are worth watching, especially if your school is…

November Tech Savvy Parent Night

The BPS Edtech Team is pleased to announce our November Tech Savvy Parenting Night (TSPN) will be held on Wednesday, November 18th at 6:00 pm in the Marshall Simonds Middle School Library Commons. As we did for our October event, which can be viewed here, the focus of our November TSPN will once again be…