Maybe it’s because they have just finished two-legs of horse racing’s triple crown (with the Kentucky Derby and The Preakness completed), but all I can think of right now is… ‘Down the stretch they come!”
It is unbelievable that we are under 20 school days left in our school year and will be into June next week. With this in mind, I wanted to share a great post from Pernille Ripp about helping parents support summer reading for their children. Pernille, a 7th grade teacher in Wisconsin, has some great advice for the parents of students at all grade levels in her post
Parents – How to Help Your Child Love Reading Over the Summer. I encourage you to share it with all of your parents in the closing weeks. If you are looking for a great read for the summer yourself, then I encourage you to check out Pernille’s Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students
Here are the latest posts on the Burlington Blog…
The first edition of the BHS Devil’s Advocate
for this year just came out and I wanted to share a site that allows you to embed something in PDF form on your blog or website with ease. The site is Scribd
and it is free to join. The thing I like about it is that the formatting is better than what you would get from embed code Google Drive.
Devils Advocate Fall 2015
The post below is actually a copy of a weekly e-mail that I send to our staff to promote our Burlington Public Schools Blog which shares the great work going on across our school district. I also try to give a quick technology tip/resource that I think would be useful. It is the 19th post in the series.
During the Google Summit in Burlington this past weekend, I stumbled across a new resource that I thought would be useful for teachers as they support their students in doing research. A new tool called Choosito, allows students and teachers to avoid inappropriate sites and also search by grade level and reading level. The two options for searching on Choosito are a web search and a library search. The library search gives access to a growing number of sites that have already been vetted by other educators and the web search provides a broader search that does not bring up sites that would be inappropriate for a library.
For a quick overview of Choosito, check out the two-minute video below.
Burlington Blog Update
Only 67 more posts to go…
The post below is actually a copy of a weekly e-mail that I send to our staff to promote our Burlington Public Schools Blog which shares the great work going on across our school district. I also try to give a quick technology tip/resource that I think would be useful. It is the 15th post in the series.
With this being the first BPS Blog Update of 2015, I thought I would highlight a few statistics from the first half of the year. The BPS Blog was just short of 80,000 pageviews during the first half of the 2014-2015 school year. Here’s a quick review of the top three posts from 2014.
The students stole the spotlight with two of the top three posts during the first half of the 2014-15 school year. Seniors Kristen Johnson and Cat Hoyt had the most widely viewed posts with Francis Wyman IT Specialist Ben Schersten getting the staff on the board with his post on Chromebook shortcuts.
The one thing that is certain is that all of these posts are worth revisiting!
I Am Not A Barbie Girl – BHS Senior Kristin Johnson
3 Reasons Why Google Calendar is the Student Athlete’s Best Friend – Cat Hoyt, BHS Senior
#Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts – Ben Schersten, Francis Wyman IT Specialist
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I am looking forward to seeing all of the exciting things that are shared during the remainder of the year! Here are the first five posts from 2015! As always, feel free to drop me an e-mail if there is something you would like to see highlighted on the BPS Blog
Only 101 more posts to go…
As we head into our December vacation, there are a lot of fun things happening with Winter Concerts at all of our schools and various pre-break celebrations.
Enjoy the video below which has a few sounds from Burlington High today and a song from our Fox Hill Grade 4-5 Chorus! Have a restful break!
Here are the latest posts from the BPS Blog:
Only 106 more posts to go…
The post below is actually a copy of a weekly e-mail that I send to our staff to promote our Burlington Public Schools Blog which shares the great work going on across our school district. I also try to give a quick technology tip/resource that I think would be useful. It is the tenth post in the series.
As we head into our only five-day week in a six-week stretch Here are the latest posts from the BPS Blog.
Only 130 more posts to go…
It’s hard to believe that we have reached the quarter pole in this year’s school year! Time flies…and the great posts keep rolling in from all of the district blogs and websites! Highlights from this week include our first featured post from the Middle School Help Desk, and amazing video created by BHS Freshman Justin Varghese, and a great review of the music of BHS grad Eric Leva by BHS junior Timmy Sullivan.
Please keep those posts coming and if you aren’t a blogger, please feel free to forward any happenings from you or your classroom or any student work that you would like to show off and I will turn it into an original post for the BPS Blog.
Only 135 more posts to go…