A Closer Look at Touchcast: The Camera & Effects Feature

Editor’s Note: The following two Touchcast tutorials originally appeared on the blog of BHS junior Dharini Kapadia. In the first tutorial, Dharini provides an in-depth look at the camera tool in Touchcast, including how to use the teleprompter. In the second tutorial, Dharini explains how to use the effects feature in Touchcast and how it…

Shortcuts for Feedback in Google Docs

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the blog of BHS Help Desk senior Josh Boulos In this Edtech tutorial, I explain the importance of this awesome new tool that I discovered with Google Docs! This tool will come in handy for teachers who constantly find themselves giving the same comments to all their students…

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…

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!…

Seesaw: A Way to Connect With Students and Parents

Editor’s note: This post first appeared on the blog of BHS Help Desk senior Chandler Joyce. Seesaw is an app designed for teachers of all grades and subjects. Seesaw allows teachers to connect with not only students, but parents too. Through this app, teachers create classrooms for each of their classes and this enables students to create…

Pic Play Post

Today’s free app Friday features Pic Play Post. This app allows you to easily combine, edit and share collages that contain both photos, gifs, videos, and music. It can be used on both the iPad and iPhone. Pic Play Post could be used across disciplines and grade levels. For example, in a science class, a…