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…

It’s Not What You Know or Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You…

Mark Babbitt, owner of YouTern and The Savvy Intern served as our guest on Help Desk Live episode 10. YouTern is one of the world’s first online recruiting companies dedicated to helping young talent leverage social media to build their personal brands. Part of the company’s mission is to help young talent “become highly employable by connecting them to…

Help Desk Live-Episode 10

After a three-week hiatus due to the New England 1:1 Summit and school vacation, Help Desk Live is back for episode 10. Join us this Friday, May 2nd at 12:00 p.m. as we talk with Mark Babbitt, CEO and founder of YouTern, a nationally-recognized company focused on helping young talent become highly employable through connecting them…

Vine in the Classroom

Vine for the Classroom: As I pointed out in my previous post covering Instagram in the classroom, there are many creative ways teachers can use various social media tools to motivate and engage their students. Today’s post covers the tool Vine. Vine is Twitter’s micro-video social network and is known primarily as an entertainment app,…