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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 and explaining the best apps for learning in first grade….

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Subtext app update

The social reading application, Subtext, recently added new features to its iOS application. Subtext allows teachers and students to read books on the app as well as upload ePub (and PDF files coming soon). Teachers and students can also pull articles from any website on the web and save them to subtext. This feature only brings in the text and some links. In their latest update, Subtext allows Teachers to…

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Massachusetts Digital Publication Collaborative

There is a growing buzz in the education community about the possibility of moving away from traditional textbooks. While the objective seems clear as to why we should be making this move, the question of how to transition this great shift remains. Educators creating their own digital resource for the classroom possesses great value, but at this point there are still more questions than answers. The more education evolves, the…

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How Do I Do That? April 2013

April sessions will feature support for Student Digital Portfolios. All BPS students need to have digital portfolios set up by the end of the school year. Our team will provide support for set up and initial student postings. Each week we will be visiting a different school in Burlington. Join members of the BPS EdTech and IT Teams for technology support. Share ideas with Burlington teachers and collaborate about using…

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Early Update About 1:1 At MSMS

Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington is 1:1 with iPads. About 860 students in grades 6-8 have been using iPads in the classroom since January. Teachers and students at MSMS were recently asked about how the 1:1 program is developing. Here are some of the early updates about the 1:1 environment and a current top ten list of MSMS apps. Foreign Language Students are using iPads to to practice and…

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#iCon2013

Thank you to everyone who was part of iCon2013 in Burlington. Over 300 educators and students attended the two day event which featured 1:1 school visits and educational technology discussions. Members of our BHS Student HelpDesk were on hand to assist guests and discuss the 1:1 environment at Burlington High School. Our HelpDesk students also had an opportunity to meet and collaborate with students from the tech crew at Bishop…

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BHS Apple in Education Profile

Burlington High School is now featured on Apple in Education in a new school profile. BHS was also recently named an Apple Distinguished School. Congratulations to the staff and students of BHS and the BPS EdTech Team members who have worked together to build an outstanding 1:1 learning environment in Burlington. Check out the BHS Apple in Education Profile

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BPS EdTech Challenge

  The BPS EdTech Team has a challenge for you… One week = No printing No printers. No copy machines. A week to try new things. Explore, create, present, discuss, and reflect without printing any materials. As Burlington moves to a 1:1 district, we are constantly evaluating how we deliver content and create engaging learning opportunities for our students. These opportunities do not always lead to paperless lessons or projects however more and more our teachers and…

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How Do I Do That? March 2013

There will be four sessions of the How Do I Do That Technology Series in March. March sessions will feature support for iPads in the classroom and Student Digital Portfolios. Each week we will be visiting a different school in Burlington. 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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MSMS is now 1:1 iPads

Marshall Simonds Middle School is now 1:1 with iPads! The BPS EdTech Team and MSMS staff have completed the 1:1 iPad distribution. All MSMS students now have their own iPads to use at school each day. MSMS has almost 850 students in grades 6-8. Students received their iPads last week during special brunches. The best part of the deployment was how excited students were to receive their iPads. Several students…

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