Target Instructional Needs - Guest Blog Post

Who better to speak to instruction-focused technology integration than the eLearning Contributor who developed the training on this methodology himself?

 

Guest Blog Post by Ron Farrow, eLearning Contributor

 

I think as educators we are always looking out for what will have the most impact on student learning. We want to reach every student, all the time.  When it comes to technology, most teachers are not hesitant to include technology in their instruction, they just simply do not have the time for the major learning curve that often comes with the various programs or devices.  The issue with many technology integration programs is 3-fold:

  •     Overwhelming approach with a technology focus
  •     No time for learning curve
  •     Blanket training

In the Integration series for Atomic Learning, I discuss an instruction-focused approach to technology integration. By focusing on instruction and student learning, you eliminate the fear and anxiety that comes from new programs and new devices. You also begin to eliminate the learning curve for technology. The focus is on instruction, so the technology is targeted towards a specific goal.

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5 Tools for Your Classroom

Looking to learn something new? Been meaning to look into that great new tech tool you heard about? Atomic Learning's online library has training on over 250 applications—plus soft skills, methodologies, and much more! Here's just a few of the most recent training topics that might spark your interest—and give you some ideas for your classroom!

Creating Digital Portfolios
Gone are the days of 4-inch think paper portfolios! Learn how to collect your digital samples and organize them into a digital portfolio that will wow potential employers in this online course.

Kahoot!
In this course, you'll learn about Kahoot! A Kahoot is a collection of questions on specific topics. Created by teachers, students, business-people and social users, they are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment.

Coding in the Classroom
In this online training course, you will learn how to introduce coding concepts in your classroom and some of the tools that will help you do this efficiently and effectively. Each component of code will be broken down and then shown how to utilize in the Literacy and/or STEAM curriculum.

Training that demonstrates how technology can be used to foster Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. This series includes several tool-specific examples for each of the 4C's.
Mystery Skype® is an educational game, invented by teachers, 
played by two classrooms on Skype®. The goal of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions.

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