Tag Archives: ASTE Conference 2014

The Digital Classroom (presented by D. J. West)

 (written by Robin Turk)  “Technology in education must be like oxygen: ubiquitous, necessary, and invisible.”  -Chris Lehman, Educator, Administrator, Technology Leader D.J. West from McGraw Hill Education brought an insightful and practical presentation that in no way related to a … Continue reading

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Five Minutes of Fame

   (written by Robin Turk) Presented by Dallas Price – http://digitalhomeroom.net The focus of this ASTE session was to share 12 websites that incorporate student accountability features.  This is a much-appreciated detail as we are all looking for ways to document, assess … Continue reading

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Google for Education

(written by Sheryl Wittig) We have no Excel, Word, or Powerpoint on any of our new computers in our newly renovated school.  But we (Juneau) are a Google for Education district.  I split my time between two parts of the … Continue reading

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Gaming in the Library: Minecraft

(written by Sheryl Wittig) I’ve been to sessions on gaming in the library before, and while not philosophically opposed to the idea, I’ve been reluctant to give it ago.  I realized in the Fall that the majority of students in … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality: Adding a new Dimension

  (Written by Sheryl Wittig) Talk about just-in-time training!  Knowing that there would be sessions at ASTE on augmented reality, and that I was gung-ho to have my students work in and experience this medium, we began our Aurasma Book … Continue reading

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Early Childhood in the Digital Age

(written by Sheryl Wittig)  There was an early childhood strand at ASTE this year. Gail Lovely, from Houston, Texas gave a couple presentations on using technology with young children.  Using the SAMR model (substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition) as a … Continue reading

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Exploring iBooks Author

(written by Sharon Woloshen)  ASTE session: “Create a Media Rich Nature Guide With iBooks Author”, presented by John Schauer (http://thinkfarbeyond.com/) This hands-on session was not for an inexperienced MAC user. It is more for the students/teachers who feel at home … Continue reading

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Symbaloo for the ultimate sharing extravaganza!

(written by Robin Turk) A Symbaloo webmix is like having all of the bookmarks on your computer organized in a visual array.  The array is set with tiles, and each tile can either lead to another webmix or to a … Continue reading

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