Who to Call When You Need Help

September 5, 2017

The beginning of the school year is always exciting, but it can also bring stress.  And when technology isn’t working the way you would like it to, that stress is exacerbated.  To get the right help to you in the shortest time, you need to know who is best positioned to help you. First of all, always start with School Dude.  I’ve included the link to Faydeen Sateriale’s email at…

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EarlyEdCon 2017 in Burlington

August 25, 2017

EarlyEdCon is returning to Burlington this October! Please join us for the third annual EarlyEdCon at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington on October 21, 2017. EarlyEdCon is a free all day conference dedicated to early education and out of school time professionals. The event will focus on best practices in early childhood as they relate to children’s development, birth through school-age. Sessions will focus on language and literacy skills, social-emotional…

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Explain Everything Animation Lesson from Grade 6 Student

May 16, 2017

Marshall Simonds Middle School grade 6 student Nicholas assumed the role of Assistant Technology Integration Teacher to share his knowledge of animation with his 6th grade classmates. Nicholas provided a great lesson using the Explain Everything iPad app. Nick’s techniques mimic the traditional method for producing cartoons. The process included drawing an object (stick figure), recording, replacing with a repositioned object, erasing the first object then re-recording. Nicholas demonstrated his…

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Introducing Team Drive for G Suite

December 13, 2016

Please Note: Team Drive is currently in BETA (early release). Users may encounter bugs. There is no guarantee Team Drive will be a permanent feature in G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education).  Streamlined Collaboration with Team Drive for G Suite Back in September, Google announced their new “G Suite for Education” name change along with the new Team Drive feature, available to schools in the Early Adopter Program. Today,…

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MSMS Students and Staff Hunt for Banned Books!

This week the Marshall Simonds Middle School Library & Learning Commons decided to celebrate Banned Books Week (September 26th-30th) by having students and staff participate in a Banned Book Hunt on Wednesday and Thursday. Banned Books week celebrates freedom of speech and aims to explore the harmful effects of national censorship. Our Library Media Specialist, Mr. Carroll and our Technology Integration Specialist, Mrs. Floyd with the help of former MSMS Science Teacher,…

September 30, 2016
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Announcing EarlyEdCon 2016 in Burlington

August 3, 2016

The BPS EdTech Team is excited to announce that EarlyEdCon is returning to Burlington this October! Please join us for the second annual EarlyEdCon at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington on October 15. EarlyEdCon is a free all day conference dedicated to early education and out of school time professionals. The event will focus on best practices in early childhood as they relate to children’s development, birth through school-age. Sessions…

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How Do I Do That? May 2016

April 22, 2016

The last How Do I Do That session of the school year will be held on Wednesday, May 11 from 2:30-4:30PM at the Marshall Simonds Middle School Learning Commons. The session will provide technology support from the BPS EdTech and IT Teams. Members of the EdTech Team will be available for support with the ongoing BPS initiatives to use more Open Educational Resources and implement Remote Learning opportunities in our schools. BPS Remote…

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Upcoming Event: Google for Education

The BPS EdTech Team is excited to announce the 4th annual EdTechTeam New England Summit featuring Google for Education. The event will again be held at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington this March. The Summit brings together educators from around the world to learn and share about using Google Apps for Education in the classroom. This outstanding event features Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, Google…

January 14, 2016
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November Tech Savvy Parenting Night

November 5, 2015

The BPS EdTech Team is excited to announce our November Tech Savvy Parenting Night which we be held on Wednesday, November 18th at 6:00PM in the Marshall Simonds Middle School Library Commons. The focus of our November event will once again be cyber security. You can also view our October session which features a discussion about cyber security here. This event is part of our ongoing Digital Bootcamp Series. We are fortunate to…

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