Google is Coming to Burlington!

The BHS Help Desk, in partnership with the BHS Guidance Department, is excited to announce that on Tuesday, November 18th Googler Michael Westervelt will be spending the day in Burlington. Michael works as an Account Manager at the Google office in Cambridge and is the Founder and Executive Director of Next Step Boston. Michael’s nonprofit, Next Step,…

Digital Safety: Resources for Parents

Below you will find the slides from the BPS Edtech tech savvy parenting October event. The presentation features an overview of digital citizenship and focuses specifically on three types of online safety including physical, psychological, and reputation. There are also informative videos and live links to valuable websites, guides, and resources for parents from Common…

Tech Savvy Parenting: October Event

I am pleased to announce the first Tech Savvy Parenting night which is a new “Digital Bootcamp Series” designed to educate and connect parents and community members of Burlington Public Schools. The first event is being held on Tuesday, October 7th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Marshall Simonds Middle School in the Library Commons.…

YiK Yak: More Like Yik Yuck

This post originally appeared on the blog of Dan Pais, a BHS senior. Dan is a student athlete and leader, member of DECA, Best Buddies, and the TED ED Club. He is a first year team member of the Help Desk program. His post below has an important and powerful lesson on what it means…

The #Selfie: Passing Trend, or Here to Stay?

Editor’s Note: A special thanks to guest blogger Amy Williams, a journalist from California, mother of two teenagers, and positive parenting activist, for sharing her perspective on the latest social media craze: the selfie. A recent episode of 20/20 highlighted this growing trend and uncovered the extreme lengths some people go to in order to…

Help Desk Live-Episode 11

We were thrilled  to have Richard Byrne joining us for our 11th episode of Help Desk Live. Richard Byrne is the author of the award-winning blog Free Technology Tools for Teachers. In this episode, Richard shares his perspective about the importance of student blogging. He believes that blogging is much more than a writing exercise. Instead, he…

Help Desk Live- Audio

Help Desk Live Episode 1– In the debut episode of HD Live, Help Desk students Harsh and Amit, both seniors, discuss their Individual Learning Endeavors Help Desk Live Episode 2– In this episode, Help Desk juniors Mira and Danny discuss digital citizenship with our first guest, Dr. Marialice Curran, professor from St. Joseph University in…