Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) 2011 Orlando Conference VIP Discount

ImageAtomic Learning is pleased to announce a special discounted admission to attend the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Orlando conference and exhibition, January 26-29, 2011, at the Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This benefit (a $30 discount off of full conference registration fee) is exclusively available to friends of exhibiting companies.

Michigan's LearnPort to Include 21st Century Skills Courses

ImageMichigan’s LearnPort system now provides 21st-century skills training on subjects relevant to modern teaching techniques from Atomic Learning. Tutorial series teach complex subjects in short, easy to handle videos which are available at any time from any location. All schools which currently subscribe to the Atomic Learning 21st Century Skills package will have this material available FREE through LearnPort.  

Higher Education Customers - How Do You Use Atomic Learning?

Greetings once again from the higher education team here at Atomic Learning! We have been putting our heads together to try to bring you the latest and greatest ideas on how you can use Atomic Learning on your campus.

1. As a help desk extension - is your help desk only open limited hours? Is your help desk staff sometimes overloaded, especially when upgrading applications like Microsoft Office? With a site license you can direct your users to Atomic Learning for tutorials on how to perform specific functions when your help desk is not available, or during busy times of the year!

2. Faculty Training - some faculty and staff members in your organization are great at keeping up on technology and integrating it into the classroom. Others are overwhelmed while budget cuts keep them running from class to class. Atomic Learning a great tool to keep your faculty updated on technology they use everyday - whether it's a tutorial on how to add a course link in your LMS, or how to schedule an appointment on their Outlook calendars!

Financial Literacy and Professional Development

A recent column by Michelle Singletary, a personal finance columnist at the Washington Post, caught my eye. "We are Flunking Personal Finance" looks at a recent study by the University of Wisconsin at Madison entitled Teachers' Background & Capacity to Teach Personal Finance. The study indicates that less than 20% of K12 teachers feel they were “very competent” in the six areas of financial literacy focused on in the study.

If Only...

As I write this I am in seat 54D on the flight home. We are about to cross the International Date Line and get our lost day back;* we have traveled about 2600 miles since take-off and only have 5700 miles (about 9 hours) remaining. :-)