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 →

BHS Class of 2018 iPads

BHS Class of 2018 iPads

The Burlington High School Class of 2018 has received their new iPads as part of the Burlington 1:1 learning program. Students will use iPads in all curriculum and specialist areas at BHS. Students should add a protective case and are strongly advised to purchase annual insurance for their device. BHS student iPad insurance will be available through GoCare. Please follow… Read more →

BPSCON 2014

BPSCON 2014

Burlington Public Schools will be holding our annual staff professional development conference on August 25-27 at Marshall Simonds Middle School. BPSCON brings together all Burlington staff to learn and share about many educational topics. This year’s event features a mix of over 120 sessions for preK-12 staff. BPSCON also features an opening keynote from Superintendent Dr. Eric Conti and two full… Read more →

Another Unusual 3D Print

Recently, I was contacted by some high school students (Hammad Sadiq, Harsha Chittoor, Yash Bhalla) about the possibility of me 3d printing something for them. That, in and of itself, is not entirely unusual- when students hear we have a 3d printer they are prone to asking if we can print them a cell phone case/iPad case/random other object. There’s… Read more →

Summer in Burlington

Summer in Burlington

Spend some time with the BPS EdTech Team this summer! We are excited to announce our Summer 2014 events. The BPS EdTech Team will host educators from around New England in July and August for our BPS Summer Edcamp Series and Massachusetts Digital Publication Collaborative. Both events will take part on four Tuesdays and be held at Marshall Simonds Middle… Read more →

How Do I Do That? May 2014

How Do I Do That? May 2014

The BPS EdTech Team will be having an open technology support session on Tuesday, May 20 at Marshall Simonds Middle School. This session will feature open support for all technology questions. Our team will provide assistance with all devices and applications. The May session will also feature support for the 30hands Learning app which is part of May App Explorer… Read more →