Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BPS Blog Update and Blogger Tip (Week 2)

The post below is actually a copy of an e-mail that I sent our teachers today to promote our Burlington Public Schools Blog and also share the great work of their colleagues. It is the second post in a series that I will continue throughout the school year.

The number of Burlington Public Schools blogs and websites that have been shared with me is up to 73! You can check out the entire list here if you are interested. If you haven't had a chance to share yours, then please enter it here on this Google form when you have a chance. If you have been thinking about starting a classroom blog or website and feel intimidated then please reach out to me or one of the members of our technology team for support. 

Here are the posts that appeared on the blog over the last five school days...







Only 169 more posts to go...Please feel free to e-mail me something directly that you would like to share. We also welcome original posts from staff or students if you have something that you would like to share.

Blogger tip for the Week

One of the best parts of following all of your blogs is seeing the pictures of your students and the things they are creating! In my opinion, the easiest way to add pictures is to blog from your iPhone or iPad. The blogger app is free and very easy to use! 




When you click on save in the upper right corner it gives you the option of saving as a draft or publishing right from your mobile device.  Saving as a draft will allow you to check out your post on a computer before publishing.


The final point I want to make about posting pictures on your blog is that you can resize them by clicking on the photo before you publish. If you want to make sure that a photo is not too large for the margins on your blog the you can click on the preview button before publishing.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My Weekly Diigo Bookmarks (September 14, 2014)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sharing The Happenings Around Burlington Public Schools

The post below is actually a copy of an e-mail that I sent our teachers today to promote our Burlington Public Schools Blog and also share the great work of their colleagues. My goal is to send a similar post weekly.

Thanks to all of you who shared the links to your class websites and blogs with me. If you have not had a chance to do so here is the link where you can share with me.

It is awesome to follow along with what is happening in so many classrooms across the district!  It is also a great way to support Standard 3 (Family and Community Engagement) and keep parents "in the know" about the latest happenings in your classroom and promote ongoing conversations between you and parents as well as parents and their students.

Here are the posts that appeared on the blog so far...







Only 174 more to go...Please feel free to e-mail me something directly that you would like to share. We also welcome original posts from staff or students if you have something that you would like to share.

Blogger Tip for this week

If your blogging platform is blogger add the translation option in the top right hand corner of your blog. With the growing number of homes in Burlington that have multiple languages spoken, this is a great resource for families. Follow the steps below to do this:





Choose the Google Translate Button





Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Weekly Diigo Bookmarks (September 7, 2014)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Keep Up To Date With Burlington Public Schools in 2014-2015


As we prepare for the start of another school year, we want to remind our Burlington Public Schools families how to keep up with all of the latest happenings from our school system.  One of the best ways to stay on top of what is happening is following the district and school blogs.  One way to follow our blogs is to enter your e-mail address into the box on a specific blog from which you would like to receive updates. Activating this option will set you up to receive an e-mail any time there is a new post published on that particular blog.  In addition each e-mail that you receive will allow you the option of stopping the e-mails from that blog at any time. 




If you are following a number of blogs, I encourage you to look at an RSS feed service such as Feedly. This will allow you to see posts from all of these blogs in one place.


A few blogs that you may want to follow to get started











Other ways to stay up to date with BPS









 

Please let us know if there are any other social media resources that you would like to see Burlington Public Schools access to share information!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Weekly Diigo Bookmarks (August 24, 2014)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.