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Update: BPS Foundational Apps

Update: BPS Foundational Apps

Burlington Public Schools is 1:1 with iPads in grades 1-12. We also have iPads available in each kindergarten and preschool classroom. Our vision for a 1:1 learning environment has always been to create the most engaging and collaborative student centered classrooms possible. Although our focus has never been on apps, we have always encouraged the use of core BPS Foundational Apps… Read more →

Google for Education Event

Google for Education Event

The BPS EdTech Team is excited to announce the third annual Google for Education New England Summit this March at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington. The Google for Education Summit brings together educators from around the world to learn and share about using Google Apps for Education in the classroom. This is a great two day event featuring Google Certified… Read more →

Creating Distribution Lists (Groups) in Gmail

Creating Distribution Lists (Groups) in Gmail

Burlington Public Schools is a Google Apps for Education district. All students and staff have Google accounts. One of the most powerful aspects of this consistent integration is the ability to communicate and collaborate in an organized system. The BPS EdTech Team recommends setting up class groups for better distribution of digital content and communication with students. You can also… Read more →

Announcing: The New England 1:1 Summit

Announcing: The New England 1:1 Summit

The event that started it all returns to Burlington this April! Join us for the New England 1:1 Summit A FREE event from the BPS EdTech Team Friday, April 11 9AM-12PM 1:1 School Visits at elementary, middle, and high school locations Attendees will learn about the 1:1 iPad program in Burlington Public Schools. The Friday session includes a presentation about… Read more →

Google Drive Equation Editor

Google Drive Equation Editor

Thank you to Burlington High School junior Jake Moreira for this quick post about the equation editor in Google Drive. Jake is former BHS Student HelpDesk and now works directly with our BPS EdTech Team.  To enter an equation in a Google Drive document first you go to Insert, then click on Equation. After clicking on Equation, there will be… Read more →

Google Apps Update

Google Apps Update

Thanks to Ben Schersten, Francis Wyman Elementary School Instructional Technology Specialist, for this quick update about a change to Google Apps accounts: Google Drive has moved (and Calendar and Blogger). In your email, that black bar that used to have the Google options (Mail, Calendar, Drive, etc.) has disappeared. It’s been replaced with a small grid of nine squares, in… Read more →

Gmail - Creating Student Contact Groups

Gmail – Creating Student Contact Groups

Burlington Public Schools is a Google Apps for Education district. All students and staff have Google accounts. One of the most powerful aspects of this consistent integration is the ability to communicate and collaborate in an organized system. The BPS EdTech Team recommends setting up class groups or blocks for better distribution of digital content and communication to students. This… Read more →

Google Apps for iOS Series: YouTube Capture

Google Apps for iOS Series: YouTube Capture

I have come to a recent conclusion: I really like running Google applications on my iOS devices. Roughly a year ago, this sentiment was not something I could even conceive saying. However, since September of this year Google has kicked their iOS app development into overdrive and created some really nice applications for Apple users. This trend is a good… Read more →

Accessing the Google News Archive

Accessing the Google News Archive

Today I want to share the Google News Archive. This Archive allows users to perform a tailored search of the Google News Archive. Google News has newspapers scanned for viewing dating back to the late 19th century. This Archive is not just for historians and history buffs, but a way of showing students a primary source from the past. Students… Read more →