Tag Archives: Tech Tools

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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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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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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Answering the Tweet – Library Girl Visits AKLA 2014

“Come visit Alaska” Nicole Roohi, Past President of AkASL, tweeted, and Jennifer Lagarde, aka “Library Girl” answered! Jennifer shared ideas and strategies along with some general how-tos,

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List of Free Apps and Websites Gleaned from AASL 2013

(written by Deborah Rinio) The American Association of School Librarians annual conference is an opportunity to network with colleagues, explore new ideas, and learn new tools. Across 13 different sessions, I encountered over 20 new free online tools and apps that … Continue reading

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