Kindergarten Spring Poetry at the Pine Glen LTC

Kindergarten Spring Poetry at the Pine Glen LTC

Thank you to Pine Glen Instructional Technology Specialist Michelle Ardizzoni and School Librarian Megan Carney for sharing the following post that originally appeared on the Pine Glen Library and Technology Center (LTC) blog. Our kindergarten students have been discovering their five senses through stories, discussions, writing, and illustrating.  Our project began with reading the story My Five Senses by Aliki… Read more →

LightSail in Burlington Classrooms

LightSail in Burlington Classrooms

Students and teachers in Burlington are using a new literacy accelerator called LightSail. The system has provided excellent opportunities for teacher intervention and support resulting in student academic growth. LightSail has been used extensively at Marshall Simonds Middle School in our 1:1 iPad learning program. The application has been praised by students and teachers. LightSail provides a platform for completing independent… Read more →

BPS Blizzard Bags Pilot Program

BPS Blizzard Bags Pilot Program

The BPS EdTech Team will be supporting students and teachers during a unique pilot opportunity this spring. Burlington Public Schools will be participating in piloting learning projects for school day cancellations. We will be the first district in the state of Massachusetts to try this with the assigned “Blizzard Bag” work that is available on our BPS Blizzard Bag site. BPS students… Read more →

How Do I Do That? May 2015

How Do I Do That? May 2015

There will be a session of the BPS EdTech How Do I Do That program on Tuesday, May 12 in the Marshall Simonds Middle School Library from 2:30-5:00pm. The session will feature information about Google Classroom. Google Classroom is a powerful learning management system for supporting the use of Google Apps with lesson materials and student assignments. BPS Mobile Learning Coach, Jenn Scheffer, will… Read more →

How Do I Do That? April 2015

How Do I Do That? April 2015

There will be a session of the BPS EdTech How Do I Do That program on Monday, April 13 at Burlington High School from 2:30-5:00pm. The session will be held in the BHS Library. This session will provide open support for any technology related questions. Members of the BPS EdTech and IT Teams will be available to help with BPS Foundational… Read more →

1:1 Learning Up Close & Personal: New England Student Showcase

1:1 Learning Up Close & Personal: New England Student Showcase

There’s no question that one of the highlights of last year’s New England 1:1 Summit was the first annual New England Student Showcase (NESS). In fact, it’s safe to say that it was students who stole the show!  What is the New England Student Showcase?  The NESS is a dynamic, hour long session at the New England 1:1 Summit which… Read more →

Parent Tech Night: PARCC

Parent Tech Night: PARCC

The BPS EdTech Team will be hosting a Parent Tech Night on Wednesday, March 18 from 6-8PM at Marshall Simonds Middle School. Join us to learn about the 2015 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments for grades 3-8 in Burlington schools. Participants will be able to explore practice tests and experience features of the PARCC TestNav… Read more →

New VoIP Phones

New VoIP Phones

New VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phones will soon be installed at Burlington High School, Francis Wyman, Pine Glen, and Fox Hill. The new phones will replace existing phones in classrooms and offices. The new phones are similar to the system currently used at Marshall Simonds and Memorial. The new VoIP phones should be in place within the next 1-2 months. New… Read more →

How Do I Do That? March 2015

How Do I Do That? March 2015

There will be a session of the BPS EdTech How Do I Do That program on Monday, March 23 at Pine Glen Elementary School from 2:30-5:00pm. This session will provide open support for any technology related questions. Members of the BPS EdTech and IT Teams will be available to help with TeachBoost, BPS Foundational Apps, and Google Apps for Education. BPS teachers can… Read more →

Don't Miss #NE1to1

Don’t Miss #NE1to1

You don’t want to miss the 2015 New England 1:1 Summit! The registration for this free event is now open. This year’s event will be held on Friday, April 10 and guests can select from three event locations: The event highlights the 1:1 learning program in Burlington Public Schools as well as the technology initiatives of other schools and districts in New… Read more →