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Apple Distinguished...Once Again

Apple Distinguished…Once Again

The BPS EdTech Team is thrilled to announce that for the third consecutive time, Burlington High School has been named an Apple Distinguished School for 2015 – 2017. We earned this prestigious recognition due to our effective implementation of iPad technology, visionary leadership, innovative teaching and learning, and our commitment to ongoing professional learning. Burlington High School was first recognized… Read more →

SchoolDude Online HelpDesk System

SchoolDude Online HelpDesk System

Burlington Public Schools staff members can post technology support requests directly to SchoolDude. SchoolDude is an online helpdesk system. All staff members can quickly create an account, log in, and add support requests anytime from any device. Go to this BPS SchoolDude link. Or use the link on the main page of this site > Enter your BPS email address. Enter your last… Read more →

BPS Blizzard Bags Pilot Program

BPS Blizzard Bags Pilot Program

The BPS EdTech Team will be supporting students and teachers during a unique pilot opportunity this spring. Burlington Public Schools will be participating in piloting learning projects for school day cancellations. We will be the first district in the state of Massachusetts to try this with the assigned “Blizzard Bag” work that is available on our BPS Blizzard Bag site. BPS students… Read more →

1:1 Learning Up Close & Personal: New England Student Showcase

1:1 Learning Up Close & Personal: New England Student Showcase

There’s no question that one of the highlights of last year’s New England 1:1 Summit was the first annual New England Student Showcase (NESS). In fact, it’s safe to say that it was students who stole the show!  What is the New England Student Showcase?  The NESS is a dynamic, hour long session at the New England 1:1 Summit which… Read more →

BPS is 1:1 at 1-12

BPS is 1:1 at 1-12

The last few iPads have been distributed to classrooms completing an incredibly busy summer for the BPS EdTech and IT Teams. Burlington Public Schools is now officially 1:1 with iPads in grades 1-12. iPads are also available in smaller numbers in Kindergarten classrooms. I would like to thank the extraordinary efforts of our IT Team. John Allegretto, Bob Cunha, and Jose DeSousa… Read more →

6th Graders Put New iPads to the Test

6th Graders Put New iPads to the Test

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 →

Getting Pics from Drive to Blogger, on a Chromebook

Getting Pics from Drive to Blogger, on a Chromebook

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 →

BPS Aspen Family Portal

BPS Aspen Family Portal

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 →

App Explorer Challenge #1

App Explorer Challenge #1

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.

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 →