PowToon: Presentations with a Punch!

Looking for a way to engage your students? Need an intuitive tool to flip a lesson? Tired of the same old static presentations that do little to challenge your students’ creative thinking? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to give PowToon Edu a try. Visit the Chrome Web Store to launch this powerful,…

Connected Educators Connecting Students

Today marks¬†the¬†official start of Connected Educator Month. Over the next 31 days, educators across the globe can participate in a wide variety of online professional development activities. However, I would argue that one of the most important, meaningful, and effective ways to truly become a connected educator is through face to face learning. Twitter chats…

Google Visits Burlington!

Today, Burlington Public Schools hosted a team of eleven engineers from the Google office in Cambridge. Engineers arrived around 8:00 a.m. and visited approximately eighteen classrooms throughout the district. The purpose of their visit was to observe our teachers’ instructional strategies and learn more about how Google products and services can be used to enhance…

Grade Lightning Fast with Flubaroo

Grading student work can be extremely time consuming. However, with the use of the Flubaroo add-on in Google Sheets, grading student tests, quizzes, or formative assessments can be completed in record time, and the best part of Flubaroo is that it is very simple to learn. To use this powerful script, you first want to…

Screencasting Best Practices

Over the past week, Help Desk students have been busy managing walk-in visits to the Help Desk from students along with their first formal and relatively structured assignment. A major aspect of the Help Desk curriculum requires students to create tutorials demonstrating the use and functionality of various web tools and applications. Because most students…