Tech Savvy Parenting Night: STEM

Tech Savvy Parenting Night: STEM

The BPS EdTech Team is excited to announce our next Tech Savvy Parenting night, “Branching Out with STEM.” This is the third installment of our Digital Bootcamp Series and this time our focus is on STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. Members of the BPS EdTech Team, along with BHS Help Desk students, will provide parents and their children… Read more →

Third Grade Biographies in Book Creator

Third Grade Biographies in Book Creator

Thanks to BPS EdTech Team member and Fox Hill Elementary School librarian Patrick Murphy for this update about third grade students creating biographies using the Book Creator app. From the Fox Hill School Media Center blog Over the last few weeks third graders in Ms. Saia’s class have been using Book Creator for their biography reports. We first decided on… Read more →

PARCC Test Administrator Video

PARCC Test Administrator Video

PARCC test administrators have many responsibilities and supporting classroom teachers in the assessment process is an important part of these responsibilities. District leaders should make an effort to provide teachers with great information so that any anxiety about PARCC is alleviated. A new video from Chris Aviles and the Teched Up Teacher blog provides some information to share with test… Read more →

iPad iOS 8.1.3 and PARCC Testing

iPad iOS 8.1.3 and PARCC Testing

The recent update for iPad iOS (8.1.3) includes several important features for PARCC assessments. In fact, these features were added by Apple specifically to support “configuration options for education standardized testing.” The features include the ability to disable the dictionary, QuickType predictive keyboard, AutoCorrection, and spell check for supervised devices. Schools using Mobile Device Management systems should consult their providers… Read more →

Fox Center Students on BCAT News

Fox Center Students on BCAT News

Burlington local cable access recently visited with the students and teachers from Fox Center, the Fox Hill Elementary School digital student newspaper. BCAT News interviewed student reporters and editors along with BPS EdTech Team member Patrick Murphy who helps organize the newspaper with Fox Hill teacher Heather Wood. Check out the vide from BCAT News featuring the Fox Center staff.

PARCC Resource: New Mexico Public Education

PARCC Resource: New Mexico Public Education

This New Mexico Public Education Department site provides PARCC trial information and resources. The site highlights some know issues with the system and provides details to fix when available. The site contains how to guides and planning materials. From the support site of the New Mexico Public Education Department ​​This site reports all known issues with the PARCC System Check,… Read more →

BCAT Visits the Fox Hill Newspaper Club

BCAT Visits the Fox Hill Newspaper Club

Thank you to Patrick Murphy, BPS EdTech Team member and Fox Hill Elementary School librarian for sharing his recent post about the Fox Hill Newspaper Club. Great work by the students and teachers at Fox Hill!  Yesterday the Fox Hill Newspaper Club was visited by BCAT, Burlington Cable Access Television. Mr. Hosford, the BCAT news director, interviewed several students and… Read more →

Fox Center - Student Created Digital Newspaper

Fox Center – Student Created Digital Newspaper

Thank you to Patrick Murphy, BPS EdTech Team member and Fox Hill Elementary School Librarian, for sharing the first ever Fox Center digital newspaper. Fox Hill Elementary students in grades 3-5 created the newspaper using Google Docs and have posted it publicly for everyone to read. Great work by the students and teachers who supported Fox Center! You can also… Read more →

Support BHS in the Follett Challenge!

Support BHS in the Follett Challenge!

The Burlington High School Student Help Desk has submitted an entry in the 2015 Follett Challenge. The entry features a great video describing the student-run Help Desk program. BHS Help Desk is a technology assistance service offered every period of every day to anyone in Burlington Public Schools who is facing technological difficulties and needs help. The Help Desk has been… Read more →