Creating Distribution Lists (Groups) in Gmail

Creating Distribution Lists (Groups) in Gmail

Burlington Public Schools is a Google Apps for Education district. All students and staff have Google accounts. One of the most powerful aspects of this consistent integration is the ability to communicate and collaborate in an organized system. The BPS EdTech Team recommends setting up class groups for better distribution of digital content and communication with students. You can also… Read more →

October Tech Savvy Parenting Presentation

October Tech Savvy Parenting Presentation

Below you will find the slides from the BPS EdTech Tech Savvy Parenting October event. The presentation features an overview of digital citizenship and focuses specifically on three types of online safety including physical, psychological, and reputation. There are also informative videos and live links to valuable websites, guides, and resources for parents from Common Sense Media, Cyberwise, Connect Safely,… Read more →

BrainPop Jr. at the Fox Hill Media Center

BrainPop Jr. at the Fox Hill Media Center

The following post was originally featured on the Fox Hill Elementary School Library Media Center blog. BPS EdTech Team member and Fox Hill School Librarian Patrick Murphy recently introduced second graders to BrainPop Jr. using the iPads from their 1:1 learning program. This week in second grade we had our introduction to BrainPop Jr. BrainPop Jr. features animated movies about a… Read more →

Tech Savvy Parenting: October Event

Tech Savvy Parenting: October Event

The BPS EdTech Team is excited 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 7 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Marshall Simonds Middle School in the Library Learning Commons. The focus… Read more →

How Do I Do That? October 2014

How Do I Do That? October 2014

Please note – BPS teachers can bundle hours of participation at How Do I Do That sessions during the school year for Burlington inservice credits. Ten hours of participation will earn one inservice credit. Twenty hours will earn two inservice credits. There is a maximum of two credits for staff members each year. The BPS EdTech Team will offer two… Read more →

BPS EdTech Tested: iRug-Ed System

BPS EdTech Tested: iRug-Ed System

The BPS EdTech and IT Teams are constantly testing all kinds of devices and cases. We are always looking for the best devices for our classrooms and the best way to protect those devices. We recently tested the iRug-Ed iPad Protection System. The system interested us because it includes an iPad case that offers excellent device protection AND full iPad repair if the… Read more →

iPad Intro Lessons at Pine Glen Elementary

iPad Intro Lessons at Pine Glen Elementary

The following post originally appeared on the Pine Glen Elementary School Library and Technology Center site. BPS EdTech Team member Michelle Ardizzoni recently led introduction to iPad lessons for some of our students who were entering 1:1 classrooms. Introductory lessons are an important part of the elementary 1:1 learning program. Students often learn about the device, appropriate use, digital citizenship,… Read more →

BPS is 1:1 at 1-12

BPS is 1:1 at 1-12

The last few iPads have been distributed to classrooms completing an incredibly busy summer for the BPS EdTech and IT Teams. Burlington Public Schools is now officially 1:1 with iPads in grades 1-12. iPads are also available in smaller numbers in Kindergarten classrooms. I would like to thank the extraordinary efforts of our IT Team. John Allegretto, Bob Cunha, and Jose DeSousa… Read more →

6th Graders Put New iPads to the Test

6th Graders Put New iPads to the Test

The following post originally appeared on the Marshall Simonds Middle School blog. John Carroll, MSMS Library Media Specialist and BPS EdTech Team member, visited some 6th grade classrooms to see the 1:1 learning program in action. Last Friday, new iPads were distributed to Marshall Simonds’ sixth graders as part of the school’s 1:1 program. Students were eager to use the new… Read more →

Getting Pics from Drive to Blogger, on a Chromebook

Getting Pics from Drive to Blogger, on a Chromebook

The following walk through was originally posted on Ben Schersten’s blog. Ben is an Instructional Technology Specialist on the BPS EdTech Team at Francis Wyman Elementary School in Burlington. Getting Pics From Drive to Blogger, on a Chromebook If you’ve ever tried to get pictures from your Google Drive to your (Google-owned) Blogger blog, you know that it can be a… Read more →