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 →
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 →
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 →
Thank you to Josh Murphy, BPS Director of Student Information, for this important update about the opening of the Aspen Family Portal. The Burlington Public Schools Student Information Office is happy to announce the opening of the Aspen Family Portal. Aspen is the Student Information System used by Burlington Public Schools. It is used to maintain student data including demographics,… Read more →
The event that started it all returns to Burlington this April! The #NE1to1 Summit schedule is now live! Check out the schedule and register today for this great FREE event in Burlington.
The first round of the App Explorer Challenge has come to a close, and I’m happy so many people have contributed! I’ve embedded below the full batch of these videos- the cover a wide range of topics at a wide range of grade levels- further showcasing the usefulness and versatility of an app like iMovie.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →