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Paperless Classroom Series: Genius Scan+

For many of us, we find ourselves in a transitional point in education. At Burlington, this transition has happened abruptly with the integration of the iPad. With in the matter of a year, we have gone from sparsely using technology in our classrooms, to having it with us and our students daily. While there is no denying that the classroom landscape is changing and will continue to change, we, as…

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How Do I Do That? December

There will be three sessions of the How Do I Do That Technology Series in December. Each week we will be visiting a different school in Burlington for the sessions. Join members of the BPS EdTech and IT Teams for technology support. Share ideas with Burlington teachers and collaborate about using technology in the classroom. The sessions are open from 2-5PM and provide support for many edtech devices and applications. We will…

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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 can read and see how news happened over one hundred…

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iPad K-12 PLN Meeting #2

Meeting #2 of the K-12 Apple iPad PLN will be held at Steward Primary School in Topsfield, MA on Tuesday, November 13. Join educators from across New England to learn more about iPads in education. The first meeting of the iPad PLN at Burlington High School featured great conversations and sharing about iPads in the classroom. Teachers, administrators, and IT department members discussed how best to prepare schools and communities for…

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Schedule Emails with Boomerang for GMail

The GMail system is one of the best web-based email systems out there. Its intuitive design and variety of options with “Labs”. However, the ability to schedule messages to be sent is not yet available. One teacher brought this to my attention when she asked if it was possible to send a homework reminder to her students via email every Monday. I wasn’t sure off hand, but figured the feature…

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New England Google Apps Summit

Thank you to everyone who helped make the first New England Google Apps for Education Summit at Burlington High School a great event. Mark Wagner and his team provided two outstanding days of learning and sharing about Google Apps and technology in the classroom. Keynote speakers Jaime Casap and Dan Russell began each day with inspiring and thought provoking presentations which provided a perfect setting for why we need to develop…

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Google Voice Search for iOS and Android

Feeling left out because you don’t have Siri? Sulk no more, the Google Search App released an update recently to its popular iOS and Android application. The update allows users on iOS and Android platforms to verbally ask questions to the search engine and receive answers back very quickly. Users can save search queries, navigate to other search categories (news, images, video, etc.), find points of interests, directions, etc. What…

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The New Google Mail Compose Option

Google released a new feature that will be popping up in your GMail compose screen sometime today. The new feature will give you a pop-up window instead of a new screen when composing an email. This pop-up window gives you all the features of the regular compose screen – adding CC, BCC, Attachments, deleting messages, etc. Plus, you can revert to the old compose screen if you like at anytime….

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How Do I Do That? November

There will be two sessions of the How Do I Do That Technology Series in November. November begins a rotating school schedule for the series. Each week we will be visiting a different school in Burlington for the sessions. Join members of the BPS EdTech and IT Teams for technology support. Share ideas with Burlington teachers and collaborate about using technology in the classroom. The sessions are open from 2-5PM and…

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