Take the time to attend ASTE.

I’m diving into the blog this month to keep you posted on ASTE 2018. As Executive Director of ASTE, I am committed to making ASTE better every year. Just like you are always trying to make teaching kids better. To learn how, I like to visit other educational technology conferences in the Lower 48 just» Learn More

Taking Care of Your #SELFIE

by Brittnay Bailey Ahhhh, love that new year smell!  The desks are clean, the pencils are freshly sharpened, the children are smiling, and everything is in its place and ready to go~ And then day two arrives. Logins aren’t working, websites are down, that new software they put in your computer over the summer crashed» Learn More

ASTE…ISTE… Acronyms galore!

Your Alaska Society for Technology in Education is an affiliate organization to ISTE, the International Society of Technology in Education. The last weekend in June every year is the ISTE Conference. And man! What a ride! This year’s conference is coming up June 25-28th in San Antonio, Texas.   Many ASTE members attend ISTE each» Learn More

Keep an Eye on Luke!

ASTE Past President Luke Meinart has been identified as one of The National School Boards Association’s “20 to Watch.”  And this is nation-wide, friends! “This year’s ’20 to Watch’ honorees reflect the different approaches educators are using to advance interest in STEM and STEAM – which includes the Arts in addition to STEM content,” said» Learn More

ISTE 2017

ASTE is an affilate of the ISTE organization, International Society for Technology in Education. ISTE has their international conference in June every year. ASTE and ISTE work together to promote the use of technology in education. Visit the ISTE 2017 website to learn more. Mark your calendar Super early bird pricing ends March 1 Call» Learn More

#Selfie17 Reflections

For the past five years, mid-February has brought with it a sense of anticipation and excitement.  The sun is back, the days are getting a little longer, and ASTE is right around the bend.  I first attended in 2012 as a rather timid teacher, unsure of what I’d signed myself up for, and will return» Learn More

4 Reasons to Nominate Someone for the ASTE Board

‘Tis the season of elections, is it not? Time to select those we want to represent us. Time to stand up and do our share to further the causes we are passionate about. Time to consider running for an office or nominating someone else to run for a seat on the ASTE board. The board» Learn More

3 Great Reasons to present at ASTE this year!

  The deadline for presenting at this year’s ASTE Conference is fast approaching, October 3rd to be exact. What you may not realize is that ASTE needs what you have to offer – your expertise, your journey, your reflection. Historically (and all too often), education is a profession that invites us to forge ahead day-by-day» Learn More

A New Kind of PD

  What is PD? What is DIY PD? Let’s take stock of these acronyms being thrown around.. Officially, “PD” is Professional Development.  This used to look like trainings that we would attend that exposed us to a new program, system or curriculum that the district purchased and we were to implement. Research showed that this» Learn More

Sixteen years into the 21st century, the way that we look at technology in education continues to evolve.

Summer Blog post submitted by Amanda Adams We’ve all heard phrases like “our students will have jobs that are not invented yet”. In order to address the needs of current students, ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, has updated their standards for students to match present demands. The ISTE Standards for Students have» Learn More