Google in Education Summit

Google in Education Summit

  The Google in Education New England Summit is this week at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington. Pre-summit sessions begin on Thursday, March 13 and Friday, March 14. The Summit will be held on Saturday and Sunday at our middle school. This is a great event for learning about Google Apps in Education and sharing ideas with educators from… Read more →

How Do I Do That? March 2014

How Do I Do That? March 2014

March will feature a topic session and App Explorer Challenge #2 = Explain Everything In addition to the existing scheduled sessions of the How Do I Do That program we are adding a series of virtual opportunities to expand your Professional Development and growth. Each of these will center around a chance to produce a product using a specified tool… Read more →

Positivity in Technology

Positivity in Technology

Great teachers – not technology – make Burlington Public Schools a great place to learn. Our teachers have exhibited an incredible commitment to learning about and integrating extensive amounts of technology devices and resources. Our administration and BPS EdTech Team have provided support and guidance along the way. Do we get everything right? Absolutely not. Have we made mistakes? Of… Read more →

Massachusetts PARCC Trial Site

Massachusetts PARCC Trial Site

We have created a new site that will provide information regarding the implementation of the 2014 PARCC trial in Massachusetts schools. The Massachusetts PARCC Trial site will highlight the experiences of students, teachers, administrators, technology professionals, and test developers as the PARCC assessments are introduced to schools in our state. The information available on the site will also highlight the… Read more →

Breaking Down Isolation

Breaking Down Isolation

The journey towards becoming a 1:1 school district in Burlington has been an exciting and rewarding experience. Although this is a technology initiative – the program has always been driven by our unwavering commitment to improving the learning environment for our students. One of the most beneficial opportunities from the endeavor has been meeting educators from around the world. We… Read more →

How Do I Do That? February 2014

How Do I Do That? February 2014

We are excited to announce something new for the How Do I Do That Technology Series! In addition to the existing scheduled sessions, we are adding a series of virtual opportunities to expand your Professional Development and growth. Each of these will center around a chance to produce a product using a specified tool (and, in the process, learn a… Read more →

The Truth About EdTech Integration

The Truth About EdTech Integration

It’s time for us to admit the truth…all of the professional development, all the conversations, all the support, all of the posts, all the Tweets, all the apps and devices – none of it will help completely revolutionize technology use in education until those who evaluate our educators know what quality edtech looks like in the classroom. Evaluators must understand… Read more →

The Supporting Role

The Supporting Role

An Instructional Technology Specialist has many roles in a school today. An ITS is a teacher, instructional leader, technology infuser, professional developer, encourager, and problem solver. All of these roles help to improve the educational environment of a school. However, I have always believed that the most important role of all is one of supporter. As educators, we talk constantly… Read more →