Sneak Peek: iOS9 and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Training

Excited to see what's coming in iOS9 and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan? Log in and take a look at the 2 new Atomic Blast videos added to the Apple Tips & Tricks series, here. Keep watching for more updates to this training as new information is released.

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Tools to Stay in Touch Over Summer Break #ALsummersession

While relaxing is a critical part of summer, it’s also nice to keep in touch with friends and colleagues to share and hear about their activities and lives during break.

Not feeling overly social? You can still give your brain a fun workout exploring new ideas online!

Here are a couple ideas to get you started—simply login using your institution's method of access and check out the links below.

Staying Connected
Whether you are a social media newbie or an old pro, explore something new with this online resource that covers using Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and Picasa in your personal life—be it creating a family hashtag or sending gifts via Facebook.
Learn about Staying Connected!

Twitter
What can you really say in 140 characters or less? Turns out, quite a bit! Learn the basics on setting up an account and profile, then dig in with @mentions, #hashtags, lists, and much more. Try it out and you'll be hooked, or, in this case, twitterpated.
Learn about Twitter!

Pinterest
A visual bookmarking tool, Pinterest allows you to find, organize, and share links—from anywhere on the web—in one central location. From a DIY project for your home, to resources for upcoming classes, there's something for everyone on Pinterest!
Learn about Pinterest!

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This article is a part of an Atomic Learning special blog series dedicated to keeping the learning going all summer long by helping you learn something new with quick personal development tips!

Planning a Vacation...or Stay-cation with Google #ALsummersession

Whether you choose to travel by land, air, or sea, build your excitement and polish the itinerary with a bit of help from Atomic Learning. With online training on a variety of online tools, we’ll help you get ready to jet—in no time flat.

No summer getaway in your future? Make your stay-cation one to remember by taking virtual tours of popular tourist destinations—without dealing with baggage fees—using Google Earth! To get started, simply login using your institution's method of access and check out the links below.

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Peggy Imholte

Peggy Imholte is a Family Education/Wellness Specialist with Resource Training & Solutions.

For more than 20 years, Peggy has provided staff wellness training for school districts, cities, and counties, researching and teaching adults practical skills for arguably the most important job in their lives: parenting their children.

Where Do You Fall? The 10-80-10 Model

The 10/80/10 model (or rule) is a theory of leadership that addresses group dynamics, and, though the theory originated in the corporate world, it is highly relevant in education as well. In the model, all the people in an institution fall into three distinct areas, with the vast majority (80%) falling into a central neutral zone, with the remaining 20% splitting equally between those that will readily embrace a change and those that protest any deviation from the norm.

Anytime that leadership must guide and transition individuals through change, such as adoption of a new technology or a shift toward learner-centered environments, these groups quickly come to focus. To better explain this, let’s look at each segment individually.

 

Top 5 New Courses Including Office 365, Tumblr, and more!

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!

Using Office 365
Updated user training with assessments and course files, including a quick start guide.  This includes a brief overview of the new Skype for Business (formerly Lync).

Tumblr
This training includes pros and cons of using Tumblr, ideas for using Tumblr in class, and more.

Engaging Lessons Using Multimedia
Enhance your instruction by adding engaging and interactive elements using technology. This workshop will look at a variety of resources and web tools that you can use to add excitement back into your lessons, engage your audience, touch on a variety of learning styles, and much more. Whether you are in a 1:1 environment, or a non-1:1 environment, these strategies and tools can help boost your instruction and student involvement.

Symbaloo in the Classroom
A website that uses a visual grid to help you organize your web resources and content.  Makes it easier for students and instructors to visualize the organization and links that they need.

Chrome Extensions for the Classroom
This fast-paced, online course introduces users to Google™ Chrome Extensions and suggests a number of extensions that will increase productivity and/or help solve common problems in education or in everyday web browsing.

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