Tech integration in education has come a long way and BPS is moving towards seamless integration into all our work. The impact can be seen In the classroom where technology is embedded into teaching and learning, and no longer an isolated activity. Communication, has never been easier and the opportunities for collaboration and making connections are readily available.
The draft MA Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards (DLCS) are open for public input through April 8, 2016. Ensuring stakeholders provide feedback is an integral phase of the standards development process and will help to refine the standards before the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) votes on adoption of the DLCS standards.
In early December, the Boston Public Schools was the target of a "distributed denial of service" incident, or DDoS for short. This kind of incident is caused when a large amount of traffic is directed at a single source, such as a network or a website, in a short amount of time. The resulting traffic overwhelms the normal capacity of the system and prevents normal usage. We produced a video explanation to help our community understand our network layout and what happens when a denial of service hits the network. Check out the video here and you can also find out more information about DDoS by visiting www.digitalattackmap.com/understanding-ddos/.
The Office of Instructional and Information Technology's mission is to provide the technology foundation, vision, leadership, and support for the members of the Boston Public Schools community in the use of technology as a tool to achieve its academic and operational goals to increase of student performance and close of the achievement gap.