2015-2016 Help Desk Highlights

As the third year of serving as the facilitator of the Burlington High School Help Desk comes to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize and thank all of the Help Desk students, especially the graduating seniors, for everything they did throughout the year to support our 1:1 iPad, Google Apps for…

Help Desk Live-Episode 32: Storyboard That

Help Desk Live-Episode 32 featured Aaron Sherman, founder of the fantastic, device agnostic digital storytelling tool StoryBoard That. BHS Help Desk students senior Shiv Shukla and sophomore Quentin Inglis had the opportunity to host their first episode of Help Desk Live and learn about entrepreneurship directly from Aaron. Check out the episode, which is embedded…

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…

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…

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…