Cara Nelson, Bartlett teacher and ASTE alum, is NOAA Teacher at Sea

One of our past ASTE board members, Bartlett Teacher, and 2012 Alaska Teacher of the Year, Cara Nelson,  is on an amazing adventure with the NOAA Teacher at Sea. She is aboard R/V Tiglax September 11 – September 26, 2019  Her mission: Northern Gulf of Alaska Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program. Geographic Area of Cruise:» Learn More

iDidaContest Winners

  iDidaPhoto Alaska Life K-4 Aleah Anderson Craig Elementary Star Light Star Bright Link to Winner Tell Us a Story K-4 Coltyn Kilchrist TriValley Elementary Teddy Link to Winner Digitally Enhanced K-4 Grace Maygren Craig Elementary Pinkness Link to Winner Alaska Life 5-8 Lea Mossanen Susitna Valley Jr/Sr High Fading Away Link to Winner Tell» Learn More

UNplug to PlugIN

ASTE Blog by Brittnay Bailey You may be confused that a technology conference is encouraging people to “unplug,” but what’s one of the first things you do when a piece of tech isn’t working?   “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”   We joke, but that is often exactly what needs to» Learn More

Be a Part of ASTE

By Brittnay Bailey The leaves are changing, the snow is sticking, and it’s time to start thinking about all the different ways you can be a part of ASTE! ASTE Registration is OPEN! For all you Eager Beavers out there, ASTE registration is ready for you!  Use the code ASTE19EB when registering to get your» Learn More

Countdown to Rocket Launch in Cordova by Doug Carroll

When our tech director and ASTE board member, Keith Zamudio, sent out a call from Genie for things that we did that are cool projects, I immediately thought of the one that my STEAM class is currently finishing up. Last year we did a rocket project and the kids really enjoyed it. We built model» Learn More

Summer and ASTE Blog reading lists

Summer is the great glorious giver of time… time to read and review.  Remember right after ASTE when you were exploding with the new ideas presented by the awesome speakers, but you had no time to wallow in reading their blogs or books? Let’s turn back time a bit and give you another chance.  » Learn More

ASTE’s Just Around the Corner!

So you’ve signed up for the conference. Great!! (And if you haven’t, there’s still time~) But you may be asking yourself: Okay, so, what now?     I’m so glad you asked!   There’s actually a number of things you may want to check off your list before before heading to the conference (which is» Learn More

Prepping for ASTE: What’s on Your Playlist?

Is everyone registered for ASTE yet?  I certainly hope so, because I can safely say you’re not going to want to miss this year (to be fair I could say that every year and be sincere, but work with me here~).  There’s something for everyone on the line-up, and I can’t even wait to get» Learn More

Innovative Leadership with Jethro Jones

Let me tell you all a little bit about Jethro Jones. You may recognize his name from this stint as principal of Kodiak Middle School, where he received national recognition as one of NASSP’s 2017 Digital Principals of the Year, or his book, Paperless Principal, or his podcast – The Transformative Principal. And if all» Learn More

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