Tuesday, March 27, 2018

IT Welcomes BVSD Staff at Open House

On February 27th, 2018 the BVSD IT department welcomed staff members from throughout the district for its second annual IT Open House. Over 50 employees from 33 different schools and departments attended! Attendees had the opportunity to chat with the people “behind the scenes and screens”, with nine IT departments each hosting their own station. From the Project Management team demonstrating the PM process through cookie decoration, to Ed Tech’s hands-on demos of maker kit tools, participants had a wide variety of options to explore. In exchange for sharing their reflections at each station, attendees were entered to win one of over 20 raffle prizes including a trip to this year’s InnEdCO conference!

Did you attend this year’s IT Open House? What was your favorite part of the experience? We’d love for you to share your thoughts in the comments below. If you couldn’t make it this year, we look forward to seeing you at the 2019 event!



Monday, March 19, 2018

BVSD Ed Tech on Social Media

The use of social media is pervasive in our world today. With the many services available, there’s no shortage of ways to connect with friends, family, and colleagues. But are you maximizing the potential of these tools as a way to grow professionally? The BVSD Ed Tech Team is committed to providing you with resources, ideas, opportunities, and food for thought through our social media channels. This blog is one of the many ways we connect with our professional community.

For more timely updates, visiting and/or subscribing to our Twitter feed is a great option. You can count on us to provide teacher and student highlights, updates on exciting events, links to intriguing articles, and more. Twitter is a terrific platform for educators to share ideas and connect with each other. Find a leader on this list and connect.

If you’re looking for a collection of resources organized by topic, please check out our Pinterest page! From articles on digital citizenship to the use of gSuite for Education, you’re sure to find something relevant and interesting. In fact, we even have a Pinterest board dedicated to the use of social media!

We’ve recently begun giving our YouTube channel some extra attention, so if you haven’t visited it in a while we strongly encourage you to do so. Subscribing to our channel will ensure you don’t miss an episode of our new web series Tech-A-Minute, and will give you easy access to other useful curated content.

We would love to connect with you on these platforms! What would you like to see from BVSD Ed Tech’s social media? Feel free to comment on this blog post (or even better, send us a tweet!) with your thoughts.