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The Truth About EdTech Integration

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 technology integration and what good teaching with technology exemplifies. School…

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The Supporting Role

An Instructional Technology Specialist has many roles in a school today. An ITS is a teacher, instructional leader, technology infuser, professional developer, encourager, and problem solver. All of these roles help to improve the educational environment of a school. However, I have always believed that the most important role of all is one of supporter. As educators, we talk constantly about new methods and integration models. We all know that…

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How Do I Do That? January 2014

There will be two January sessions of the How Do I Do That Technology Series. Please note – BPS teachers can bundle hours of participation at How Do I Do That sessions during the school year for Burlington inservice credits. Ten hours of participation will earn one inservice credit. Twenty hours will earn two inservice credits. There is a maximum of two credits for staff members each year. Tuesday, January…

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BPS EdTech Prepares for PARCC

The BPS EdTech Team has worked on many important technology initiatives over the past three years. We have faced tough challenges and found some great success along the way. Our incredible IT department, instructional technology, and library team members have worked to develop a great environment for digital learning in Burlington. Each initiative has brought many long days – and even long nights – forcing caffeine to often replace sleep. Now…

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Parent Tech Night: Parenting in the Digital Age

Twitter? Instagram? Snapchat? Vine? Parenting in the digital age brings with it many challenges. Our January Parent Tech Night will provide parents with information on the latest digital tools students may be using to connect and interact with others. Parents will walk away from this session with a better understanding of what they can do to help guide their children towards responsible digital citizenship and keep them safe online. Strategies…

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How Do I Do That? December 2013

December session of the How Do I Do That Technology Series. Please note – BPS teachers can bundle hours of participation at How Do I Do That sessions during the school year for Burlington inservice credits. Ten hours of participation will earn one inservice credit. Twenty hours will earn two inservice credits. There is a maximum of two credits for staff members each year. Tuesday, December 3 will be an…

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New England Student Showcase at #NE1to1

The BPS EdTech Team is proud to announce an exciting new addition to this year’s New England 1:1 Summit. On Saturday, April 12th we will host the first ever New England Student Showcase at the Summit. The NESS will feature K-12 student-led presentations across all content areas. Attendees of student showcase sessions will have the opportunity to learn about the types of projects students from 1:1 environments create and how the innovative integration…

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Announcing: The New England 1:1 Summit

The event that started it all returns to Burlington this April! Join us for the New England 1:1 Summit A FREE event from the BPS EdTech Team Friday, April 11 9AM-12PM 1:1 School Visits at elementary, middle, and high school locations Attendees will learn about the 1:1 iPad program in Burlington Public Schools. The Friday session includes a presentation about 1:1 learning environments and best practices for creating the most…

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Google Drive Equation Editor

Thank you to Burlington High School junior Jake Moreira for this quick post about the equation editor in Google Drive. Jake is former BHS Student HelpDesk and now works directly with our BPS EdTech Team.  To enter an equation in a Google Drive document first you go to Insert, then click on Equation. After clicking on Equation, there will be a New Equation panel under the standard toolbar that shows…

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TV’s are the New Projectors

The evolution of display technology has come a long way in the last fifty years. What started as slate chalkboards on a classroom wall and slowly progressed to whiteboard with markers has taken yet another turn. We thought, with the move to ceiling-mounted projectors that we had found a way to finally have the vivid display we always wanted. And, for a time, they served that purpose. They are able…

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