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Backing up Noterize

This year many students and teachers are using the iPad app, notarize. Noterize is a great tool for taking notes, downloading documents and PDFs from the cloud, and annotating, however it is not a cloud based app. When a student brings down a document to notarize or creates a new note in notarize it resides within the app. Notes are not stored in the cloud or synced like in Evernote,…

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BPS EdTech Apps

The BPS EdTech Team is announcing their new blog dedicated to iPad apps. BPS EdTech Apps will feature apps that have been tested by Burlington teachers and are currently being used in our classrooms. The site will be updated often so check back for new apps and suggestions. Please continue to check out this EdTech Team blog for full reviews and tutorials.

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Google Apps for Education Series: Creating a Collection in Google Docs

The next phase in the Google Apps for education series is creating a collection. A collection is basically a folder that allows you to organize your Google docs. You can also share a collection with several collaborators. When you share a folder each person you share it with will have access to its contents. If the docs are view only, then the shared docs in the shared folder will only…

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How Do I Do That – December 2011

The BPS EdTech Team would like to invite all staff to the December sessions of the technology series. The How Do I Do That program provides opportunities for staff to learn about technology topics and devices. Staff members are encouraged to attend any sessions that interest them. All sessions run from 3 to 5:30pm – however – participants do not have to stay for the entire session. Please arrive and…

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It’s time to upgrade to iOS 5

The iOS 5 firmware update has been out for over a month. There have been many rumors surrounding the update that I would like to address in this post.  The first thing all users must do is plug in your iPad to a computer and sync your device. If you have never synced your device you must find a computer and complete this task. If you do not have a…

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Google Apps for Education Series: Calendar Appointments

In an effort to promote district wide adaption of the Google Apps for Education suite, I’ll be putting together a series of scripts that showcase features that you may have missed during summer PD. Today I want to share a hidden treasure in Google Calendar that may help organize your weekly schedule, conferences, and meetings. With appointments, users can generate a link that allows others to see your availability for…

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New Burlington Websites

The BPS EdTech Team is excited to announce the new Burlington Public Schools district, school, and educational technology websites. The new sites are now live and active. Thank you to Bob Cunha and Jose DeSousa for all their time and effort with the new sites. Thank you as well to Andy Marcinek for all his help with this new BPS EdTech Team site.

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SMART Notebook Express

  Burlington is now using two interactive whiteboard products. Burlington teachers have done a great job creating and implementing SMART Notebook lessons over the past few years as SMART Boards were the main interactive whiteboard product used in the district. We have now begun to introduce TouchIT Boards in many of our elementary classrooms. Teachers who would like to use previously created and saved SMART Notebook lessons are encouraged to…

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The New England 1to1 Summit

  Have you ever wondered what it really means to transform your district, school, or classroom to a 1:1 environment? It is a term we hear a lot, but not all can see it or experience it. With the takeoff of the iPad and its successor, the iPad 2, the education world is abuzz with the idea of moving towards a 1:1 environment. But is it practical? For some, it…

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