iPad Apps

BrainPop Jr. at the Fox Hill Media Center

BrainPop Jr. at the Fox Hill Media Center

The following post was originally featured on the Fox Hill Elementary School Library Media Center blog. BPS EdTech Team member and Fox Hill School Librarian Patrick Murphy recently introduced second graders to BrainPop Jr. using the iPads from their 1:1 learning program. This week in second grade we had our introduction to BrainPop Jr. BrainPop Jr. features animated movies about a… 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 →

Backing up Notability to Google Drive

Backing up Notability to Google Drive

Data loss is a real and present concern when using any device, never mind a mobile device. Breakage, loss, or catastrophic software failure can all mean that you lose all local data. We’d like to avoid this. To that end, this guide is designed to help you set up an automatic backup from Notability to Google Drive. This means that… Read more →

Digital Workflow with Google Drive and Notability

Digital Workflow with Google Drive and Notability

We are often asked about our digital workflow options and use of paper in Burlington classrooms. While our classrooms are not all paperless, we are certainly using less paper in classroom workflows. This post describes one of the most popular digital workflow options used in our 1:1 classrooms. We find the most efficient way of distributing assignments to students is… Read more →

Parent Technology Night: Foundational Apps and iOS7

Parent Technology Night: Foundational Apps and iOS7

The Burlington Public Schools EdTech Team will be hosting a Parent Technology Night on Tuesday, November 5 at Marshall Simonds Middle School. Please join us for information about the BPS Foundational Apps and the new iOS7 for iPads. The session will provide an opportunity to learn about the core apps that we are using in our 1:1 programs. These apps include… Read more →

Elementary 1:1 Program Presentation

Elementary 1:1 Program Presentation

The BPS EdTech Team hosted the first Parent Tech Night of the year on Tuesday, October 1 at Marshall Simonds Middle School. The session featured a presentation about our elementary school 1:1 program. This year BPS students in grades 1, 4, and 5 will be 1:1 with iPads. The Parent Tech Night presentation highlighted the journey to 1:1, the key… Read more →

Take the Pledge

Take the Pledge

Common Sense Media is an outstanding educational technology resource for helping students understand why their digital identity is important and how they can work to build a positive presence online. The BPS EdTech Team uses many of the Common Sense lessons and materials as part of its PreK-12 Digital Citizenship programs. We also recommend the Common Sense Media Digital Passport… Read more →

Great Saturday in Burlington

Great Saturday in Burlington

Learning in Burlington means much more than test scores or academic achievement. Burlington students have many opportunities beyond the classroom that provide incredibly valuable life experiences. These experiences often help Burlington students grow as citizens and young adults. I am always proud of our students’ accomplishments in the classroom or on athletic teams but events like those being held on… Read more →

First Graders Pick Best Apps

First Graders Pick Best Apps

I recently asked Mrs. Guanci’s class at Pine Glen Elementary School to help me find the best apps for learning in first grade. Students in the class created awesome Explain Everything videos describing their selections. Thank you to Mrs. Guanci and her class as well as Dan Callahan, Pine Glen Instructional Technology Specialist, for all their help creating the videos… Read more →