Amy Schoenrock's blog

05 Oct

Panel Discussion: Accessible Instruction is EVERY Educator's Responsibility

in Atomic Assist, Special Education & Assistive Technology

Providing accessible instructional materials to all students requires strong cross-departmental communication.

Join Atomic Learning for an online panel discussion with Joy Zabala from the National Center on Instructional Materials and Gayl Bowser, Assistive Technology consultant and author, to hear discussion on:

  • tips for engaging school leaders in understanding the importance of AIM, including the PALM toolkit from CAST.
  • resources to share with other educators to help them impact students in their classrooms.
  • the successes and challenges districts have experienced.

If you haven't already, pledge to do your part to bring accessible instruction to all students.

31 Aug

Weekly Giveaway Winner - 8/31/15

in winner

Congratulations to Kathryn Summers from St. Louis County Special School District in St. Louis, MO, our Weekly Giveaway t-shirt winner!

Not sure what the Weekly Giveaway is? Log into Atomic Learning for your chance to win! New tutorials featured and winners each week so continue to stop back for your chance to win!

27 Aug

Recognizing Our Genius with Inspiration from @AngelaMaiers #youmatter

in leaders, leadership, learning, professional development, school leaders, schools, student achievement

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It's "Angela Maiers Day" at Atomic Learning! We started the day by putting on our "You are a Genius" t-shirts and then joined an inspirational webinar with Angela Maiers herself.

As Angela said, "Culture = value + action. Believe in people. Prove their value thru your actions."

 

Other key takeaways from Angela's webinar include:

25 Aug

Tech Tuesday: Creating Awesome Presentation Slides - Guest Blog Post

in Tech Tuesday

Guest Blog Post by Edmund Cabellon, Assistant to the Vice President, Student Affairs, at Bridgewater State University

25 Aug

Looking for Quick PD Tips? #profdev #edtech #pd #k12

in online PD, professional development

If you struggle with finding the time to fit in PD, look no further! We heard such positive feedback from our users on our Summer Session's tips, ideas, and resources, we decided to keep going and extend it to the school year!

Sign up to receive insightful monthly emails around highly-relevant topics—such as collaboration, mobile devices, connecting with students, and much more.

Not convinced? Check out what one participant in our Summer Session shared:
 

24 Aug

FREE Webinar: Transform School Culture with @Angela Maiers of @choose2matter #youmatter

in school leaders, webinar

How can a school leader truly make a difference? With experienced educator and renowned speaker Angela Maiers as a guide, this discussion will help spark important conversations about how you impact learning, digital literacy, and 21st Century Skills at your school.

24 Aug

Weekly Giveaway Winner - 8/24/15

in winner

Congratulations to Mary Leigh Arnold from Broward County School District in Sunrise, FL, our Weekly Giveaway t-shirt winner!

Not sure what the Weekly Giveaway is? Log into Atomic Learning for your chance to win! New tutorials featured and winners each week so continue to stop back for your chance to win!

23 Aug

It’s time to change #SchoolCulture because #StudentsMatter

in leaders, leadership, learning, professional development, respect, school leaders

We've all had those moments that leave a lasting impression. That's the affect Angela Maiers has had on us. We want you to experience this same feeling, so we've partnered to bring her message to you.

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to learn more and find out why Angela’s message is so critical for today’s school leader.

Tips for School Leaders: Transform School Culture with Angela Maiers
Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
Register now.

Can't attend live? Register anyway and you'll get the archived recording to watch at your leisure.

19 Aug

Meet Our eLearning Developers: @AngelaMaiers of @Choose2Matter #youmatter

in educators, leaders, leadership, learning, school leaders, webinar

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Angela Maiers.

In her words, Angela's twenty five years as an educator and her passionate pursuit of literacy and learning have given her a wonderful variety of experiences, including classroom and university teaching, instructional coaching, research, writing, publishing, corporate training, and launching a global movement.

In today’s world, there are no limits for learners with passion, foresight, and a desire to grow.

Angela is at the forefront of New Literacy and Web 2.0 technologies. Her extensive knowledge of teaching and learning, down-to-earth style, and powerful message of personal empowerment have made her a highly sought after keynote speaker and a vibrant courageous voice in both the business and education space.

Can't wait to check out Angela's courses? Join us for an exclusive opportunity to learn more and find out why Angela’s message is so critical for today’s school leader!

FREE Webinar
Tips for School Leaders: Transform School Culture with Angela Maiers
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
Register now.

Want to see some of Angela's work with Atomic Learning? Listen in on her series on digital literacy, and be sure to check out the complete Angela Maiers Collection—exclusively offered by Atomic Learning.

Don't have access? Request more information today!

18 Aug

Top 5 Courses Including Creating Infographics, Zipping/Unzipping Files, and more!

in new

Who better to share what they think is the best of the best than those who determine what content is added to the Atomic Learning library? Our eLearning team recently shared with us what they thought were some of the top courses recently added to the site. We've also included why they think this content is so cool--we hope you agree!

Take a look, login, and learn!

18 Aug

Tech Tuesday: Maximizing Your Digital Calendar - Guest Blog Post

in Tech Tuesday

Guest Blog Post by Edmund Cabellon, Assistant to the Vice President, Student Affairs , at Bridgewater State University

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Today’s topic is about maximizing your digital calendar, which means utilizing all the features that the Microsoft Outlook calendar has to offer along with gaining a broader understanding of effective scheduling. Before you broaden your current knowledge on how to use the technology, assess how you currently keep your digital calendar organized. Whether the meetings in your calendar are with other people or with yourself in order to get work done, blocking off chunks of time allow for more opportunities for focused, purposeful time. This means:

17 Aug

Weekly Giveaway Winner - 8/17/15

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Congratulations to Tammy Garrett from Tacoma Public School District 10 in Tacoma, WA, our Weekly Giveaway t-shirt winner!

Not sure what the Weekly Giveaway is? Log into Atomic Learning for your chance to win! New tutorials featured and winners each week so continue to stop back for your chance to win!

16 Aug

Using Evernote in Instruction - Guest Blog Post

in Atomic Learning, new

Who better to speak to the topic of Using Evernote in Instruction than the eLearning Contributor who developed the new training series herself?

Guest Blog Post by Liz Van Kleeck, eLearning Contributor

Evernote is a suite of applications and services for note-taking and archiving. It’s perfect for students and teachers--since the Basic level is free--it’s Web-based, and it automatically synchronizes across all of your devices, including PC and Mac laptops and desktops, iOS and android smartphones and tablets, and on the Web.

15 Aug

What are your school’s training and learning goals? We’re here to help!

in voice, Atomic Learning, Customer Support, career skills, customers

We value our customers and appreciate the knowledge they provide and feedback they share, so we decided to ask for their stories to share in our blog series "Voice of the Educator."

 

Listen in as Everett School District in Everett, Washington shares how Atomic Learning’s dedicated service team and training resources help to support their district goals. Learn more about Atomic Learning’s implementation and support services.

14 Aug

Go Anywhere with Virtual Reality - Guest Blog Post

in Atomic Learning, e-learning, edtech, new

Who better to speak to the topic of Virtual Reality in the Classroom than the eLearning Contributor who developed the new training series herself?

Guest Blog Post by Jaime Donally, eLearning Contributor

Virtual Reality (VR) has become more popular as the demand for wearable technology has increased.  The use of this technology in the classroom has deepened learning opportunities and increased student engagement.  The Virtual Reality in the Classroom workshop shows many different apps to create, share, and explore VR in the classroom. 

Using the Sphere 360 app, students can produce their own virtual reality experiences. Exploring collections and viewing locations all over the world has brought a sense of global connectedness. The use of the app lends for several opportunities in the classroom. Create a sphere of a scene and play hide and seek with vocabulary words, find pairs, discover images that start with the letter A, or search for obtuse angles. Consider using the app for preparation on the first day of school with spheres from the cafeteria, library, or playground describing the rules with each of the areas.  Imagine stepping into a sphere with class projects or the school science fair. Describe rock formations, view artwork, or write predictions based on the given scene are just a few ideas to deepen learning using virtual reality without ever leaving your seat.

13 Aug

Atomic Learning Users: Notice Anything Different?

in Atomic Learning, Customer Support, new

Have you logged in today? (You should!) We have redefined the way learners access content by allowing YOU, the learner, to control what content you see first!

Want to find the newest and most targeted content related to your interests? No problem.

To check it out, just log in—it’s that easy!

Questions? Contact your Account Manager or email cs@atomiclearning.com.

13 Aug

Tips for School Leaders: Transform School Culture with @AngelaMaiers #YouMatter #choose2matter

in webinar

We've all had those moments that leave a lasting impression. That's the affect Angela Maiers has had on us. We want you to experience this same feeling, so we've partnered to bring her message to you.

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to learn more and find out why Angela’s message is so critical for today’s school leader.

Tips for School Leaders: Transform School Culture with Angela Maiers
Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
Register now.

Can't attend live? Register anyway and you'll get the archived recording to watch at your leisure.

13 Aug

Infographic: Digital Research - The Double-Edged Sword

in digital literacy

This infographic from onlineeducation.net shows the harsh reality students are facing with digital literacy. They are researching online, but are they doing it right? It's affecting their learning. Our training from Angela Maiers can help!

12 Aug

Enjoy Summer Session? Don't stop now! #ALsummersession

in Summer Session, professional development

Don't let the learning end!
If you enjoyed the tips, ideas, and resources shared as a part of Atomic Learning's Summer Session, keep the learning going year-round by signing up to receive insightful monthly emails around highly-relevant topics—such as collaboration, mobile devices, connecting with students, and much more.

Not convinced? Check out what one participant in our Summer Session shared:

11 Aug

Tech Tuesday: Creating Screen Capture Videos - Guest Blog Post

in Tech Tuesday

Guest Blog Post by Edmund Cabellon, Assistant to the Vice President, Student Affairs, at Bridgewater State University

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10 Aug

Weekly Giveaway Winner - 8/10/15

in winner

Congratulations to Kristy Kennedy from Educational Service Unit 10 in Gibbon, NE, our Weekly Giveaway t-shirt winner!

09 Aug

Need SCORM-Compliant Training?

in LMS training

Did you know? In addition to providing training on common LMS solutions, we’ve also developed tools that allow for seamless integration of our content to help you create a one-stop learning environment.

With Atomic Learning’s recent ability to provide our content as SCORM files, you can easily integrate videos and resources into your SCORM-compliant content management system. See the list of SCORM-compliant courses that are currently available.

08 Aug

Are Students Fully Engaged in the Classroom?

in student engagement, college-and-career-ready, student achievement

Are you actively involving students in the learning process? How are you encouraging and supporting teachers to create a more engaging classroom experience?

Atomic Learning equips teachers with the skills needed to engage today's learners with 24/7 self-paced training. In addition to online PD resources focused on teaching strategies, Atomic Learning also offers how-to videos on 250+ applications and a variety of assessment tools.

Take a look at some of the resources aligned to addressing student engagement:
Integrating the 4 C’s
Cool & Fun Classroom Tech
Software-specific Skills Assessments

07 Aug

PD Proven to Impact Achievement #edtech #k12 #pd #profdev

in Research, SEG Research, effective online teaching and learning, just-in-time training, on-demand, online PD, professional development, school leaders, student achievement, teacher PD, teachers, teaching

The quote may be old, but it's still true.
 

Engaging and inspiring today's learners requires
keeping up with changing instructional practices.

 

Is your PD solution helping your teachers keep up?

Today's students are different. Today's world is different. The changes suggest a very different role for schools and teachers. The research is clear; students achieve more when taught by teachers using Atomic Learning's online Professional Development.

05 Aug

Digital Literacy: It’s More Than Being Social

in digital citizenship, digital literacy

What do kids really think about digital literacy and research skills? This article from eSchoolNews hits home the fact that kids may be able to use technology (especially social media), but do they really understand digital literacy and are they prepared with the knowledge and skills to apply and contribute in a meaningful way academically, personally, and in future careers?

"Sure, teens can text and tweet. But can they read search engine results and pick out reliable digital sources for school work? Probably not."

04 Aug

Tech Tuesday: Collaboration on Files Using Google Drive - Guest Blog Post

in Tech Tuesday

Guest Blog Post by Edmund Cabellon, Assistant to the Vice President, Student Affairs , at Bridgewater State University

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Most of us our accustomed to utilizing Microsoft Office’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint for our document, spreadsheet, and presentation needs. Over the years, the software has evolved, gaining new features, and becoming more mobile friendly. However, over the past eight years, Google has developed its own array of applications focused on these tasks, but with the added benefit of embedded collaboration tools as well. Google Drive is a suite of online applications, including Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Google Drive has come a long way. Anyone with a Google account—the kind you have for Gmail or any other Google service (e.g. YouTube, Android, etc.) —gets instant access to the tools. Today, we will be sharing tips on document, spreadsheet, and presentation collaboration utilizing the Google Drive suite of apps!

03 Aug

Weekly Giveaway Winner - 8/3/15

in winner

Congratulations to Mindy Ross from Penn-Delco School District in Aston, PA, our Weekly Giveaway t-shirt winner!

Not sure what the Weekly Giveaway is? Log into Atomic Learning for your chance to win! New tutorials featured and winners each week so continue to stop back for your chance to win!

30 Jul

This May be the Most Powerful 1:52 Seconds of Your Day #cpchat #edadmin #youmatter

in Leadership, new, school leaders, student achievement, teacher PD, teachers

As a school leader, you can and do make a difference. If you take no other moment to pause in your day today, take 1:52 seconds to watch this video and then learn more about how you can bring this life-changing message to your teachers and staff to make a difference in teacher fulfillment and student engagement. It’s worth the time, and so are they!