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Swift Playgrounds – Everyone Can Code

    Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend Apple Education’s “Everyone Can Code” event, highlighting Apple’s Swift Playgrounds.  Swift is the coding language used to create iOS apps for iPhones and iPads.  What was most surprising, given … Continue reading

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Evernote and Google Drive – Together at Last

Finally, Evernote and Google Drive are working together.  Often, users find themselves torn between using Google Apps for everything in order to have all their files in one place and easily shared with co-workers or Evernote with its host of features … Continue reading

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Google Hangouts In Kindergarten

Earlier this year, I had the honor of being a guest reader in Mrs. Hoyt’s kindergarten at Pine Glen.  The first time was a typical read-aloud of Ms. Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.  I joined the students in the classroom, took … Continue reading

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National Park Service Resources

Finding multimedia to use in your teaching without copyright infringement concerns can be a challenge. One source to check out for Social Studies/History, is the National Park Service media collection. With over 26,000 photos, 2,100 videos, and 600 audio files … Continue reading

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Storyline Online

Storyline Online is a free service by the  SAG-AFTRA Foundation which provides videos of actors reading children’s books.  The selection includes a wide array of popular books, many of which are currently used in BPS classrooms today.  They even include  one … Continue reading

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iPad Pro Challenge

The issue is this: While we are a 1:1 iPad district for students, educators currently receive two devices, an iPad and either a laptop or Chromebook.   From a device management and financial perspective, two devices per education may quickly become an unsustainable … Continue reading

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Check your Keyboard Settings

Recently, a teacher reported that the Google Docs app on student iPads was not conforming to the expected iOS typing conventions such as automatically capitalizing the first letter of a sentence and inserting a period when the spacebar is pressed twice. If … Continue reading

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