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February 27, 2013

Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine

Screen shot 2013-02-27 at 8.40.45 PMYesterday the ACTEM newsletter, Electronic Educator, arrived in my mailbox. No, not my email box, but the postal service mail. I really like receiving it but I like it even more knowing what the organization is all about and that they still send a paper copy. It is also available online at

I was very excited to read about the fall conference keynote speaker Kevin Honeycutt. When Kevin started his career in education it was as a K-12 art teacher for 13 years. He also spent 17 summers leading creative adventure camps for kids of all ages.

For the past four years Kevin has hosted a creative learning site called ArtSnacks where he shares 150+ ten-minute drawing videos that support standards curriculum. Kevin refers to himself as a “Digital Dumpster Diver”. He collects and shares all kinds of digital resources for educators. Check out the resources on his website at

The annual MAINEEducation conference will be held October 10 and 11 at the Augusta Civic Center. You can learn more by clicking here. I am letting you know now since I know that many of you need to plan your professional development days for the 2013-14 school year.

Gary Lanoie, Executive Director of ACTEM said this about Kevin:  “I am really looking forward to Kevin Honeycutt’s keynote at the MAINEEducation 2013 conference.  I heard him at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia and was very impressed.”

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I suggest you join ACTEM since they have so much to offer. The membership fee is $20 and you can apply for up to $400 to put towards coursework in technology. It is a GREAT deal!

Also included in this issue of Electronic Educator is the update on MLTI and what is happening with the recent RFP. The Department has announced its conditional RFP awards to three companies, Apple, Inc., CTL (an Oregon-based computer manufacturer), and Hewlett-Packard Company were selected. You can download the entire article (and newsletter) by clicking here.

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