Tag Archives: ISTE

Making Connections (Kevin Carroll)

 (Written by Deborah Rinio) One of the most important things we can do to succeed in life is making connections with others. It’s rare that an individual can be successful on their own. Even when people think they have done … Continue reading

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Visiting the Vendors at ISTE

(written by Deborah Rinio) Visiting the vendors at ISTE is like going to the mall with salespeople who actually care about and are passionate about their jobs. The vendor expo is huge, with rows upon rows of vendors to visit. … Continue reading

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Emerging Technologies for Struggling Learners (with Tammy Lind)

(written by Deborah Rinio) Recently, I attended the International Society for Technology in Education conference (ISTE), and I’m so glad I did. If you are not a ISTE member, consider joining both ISTE and our state chapter ASTE (Alaska Society … Continue reading

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SIGMS = ISTE’s Special Interest Group for Media Specialists

(written by Sheryl Wittig, Librarian, Auke Bay Elementary School) During ISTE 2012 I attended “Expanded Learning Opportunities: Using Social Media in the Library” (Presenters Steve Hargadon with Lisa Perez, Jason Epstein, Peggy George, Joquetta Johnson, Jane Lofton, Maureen Sanders-Brunner and … Continue reading

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Google in Education

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Library Buildings in the Digital Era

(written by Sheryl Wittig, Librarian, Auke Bay Elementary School) One of the highlights of ISTE 2012 for me was Douglas Johnson’s presentation, “Designing Brick-and-Mortar Libraries in the Digital Age”.  The timing was perfect: our building is undergoing substantial renovation, the … Continue reading

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Integrating Technology with Mobile Devices

(written by Sheryl Wittig, Librarian, Auke Bay Elementary School) Because our school is undergoing substantial renovation, and we had that “once in 40 years” opportunity to replace all the technology in our building, my principal and I focused on finding … Continue reading

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New Ways to use QR Codes

(Written by Kerri Geppert) You’ve seen them on everything from billboards, to soda cans, to t-shirts and with the every increasing popularity of smart phones, QR codes are even more in use.  What is a QR code?  QR stands for “quick … Continue reading

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Notes from AASL Affiliate Assembly

(written by Nicole Roohi, AkASL President) At both the ALA Annual and the ALA Midwinter meetings AASL has an Affiliate Assembly composed of representatives from state affiliates (in our case AkASL).  Although Alaska doesn’t attend these meetings regularly, the AkASL board is invited … Continue reading

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iPads – Not Just for Games

(Written by Sharon Woloshen) In my school we have drifted away from the wonders of the iPad. I have one sitting on my desk at school to help students search for books. During our last school meeting we voted to get 10 … Continue reading

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