Monthly Archives: March 2015

Parent Tech Night: PARCC

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The BPS EdTech Team will be hosting a Parent Tech Night on Wednesday, March 18 from 6-8PM at Marshall Simonds Middle School. Join us to learn about the 2015 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments for grades 3-8 in Burlington schools. Participants will be able to explore practice tests and experience features of the PARCC TestNav application being used by students during the assessments.

Please register to attend the March 18 PARCC Parent Tech Night here.

Burlington students in grades 3-8 will be completing the PARCC assessments for English Language Arts and Math during the week of March 23-27. Students will be using their 1:1 iPads for the tests. The BPS EdTech and IT Teams have been preparing student devices and helping to support teachers and students for the upcoming assessments.

Coding Resources

Last night I was able to work with some Burlington parents on STEM and an introduction to coding. Below are some of the great coding resources we used. There are different resources depending on whether you are on an iPad or working in a web browser, or whether you are looking for a progressions of challenges or you want a blank slate to work with.

 iPad Apps Browser Based
 Progression
of
Challenges
lightbot
LightBot
codeorg
Code.org
 Blank-slate
Style
Programming
scratchjr
ScratchJr

hopscotch
Hopscotch

scratch
Scratch.MIT.edu

All of these resources are free.