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 →

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.