Guest post by Bill Lester, on behalf of the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, KS.
Students have different levels of technology knowledge, and educators should not assume students' skill levels when integrating technology into their classrooms. Edutopia's blogger, Nicholas Provenzano, a high school English teacher offers 3 tips for providing PD to students in a recent blog post entitled Don't Forget Professional Development for Students.
Guest post by Sarah Fudin, University of Southern California
Atomic Learning’s research partner, SEG Measurement, recently compiled the results of a year-long study conducted to evaluate the impact technology training on student achievement.
A brief excerpt from the results:
SEG Measurement recently concluded a year-long research study evaluating the impact of the Atomic Learning use on student achievement. Taught by teachers who received technology training, students showed improvement in math and reading skills.
A brief excerpt from the results:
A recent research study evaluated the impact of the Atomic Learning professional development solution on student achievement. SEG Measurement tallied the results and found that when teachers receive proper education, their students’ achievement improved.
A brief excerpt from the results:
During a year-long, multi-site study with approximately 1,000 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers and students in 42 classrooms in Minnesota, Missouri and Texas, SEG Measurement evaluated the impact of the Atomic Learning professional development solution on student achievement.
New Content Includes Google+ Project, Effective Presentation Workshop, Acrobat X Pro Training and more
The Google+™ project will show you how to get started -- invite people and create circles, upload photos and video, share information, and encourage students to connect and communicate online with you and with their fellow classmates.
Schools around the world are struggling to keep up with social challenges in fully digitized youth. Kids and adults alike are up to their elbows in social media - from Twitter to Facebook and everything in between. These schools and educators are chasing the kids who are sprinting ahead into the cyber-abyss, sometimes encountering situations they're not prepared to handle. Sometimes they're actually the cause of shame and depression, or worse, causing ill feelings with other kids.
Rob Timmins of Southeast Polk Junior High School in IA shares how Atomic Learning helps him be a better teacher, and his student better learners. Want to share your story? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The use of iPads in the classroom has been an experiment this school year, but Little Falls district officials and teachers say it has gone so well, they’ve decided to purchase an additional 1,450 of the tablet computers for next year. iPads will be in the hands of all students in grades 5-12. Read more.
Educators in the state of Texas now have an opportunity to learn how to use emerging technologies and apply them to the classroom while earning Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements. Atomic Learning has recently been approved as a provider by the Texas State Board of Education enabling staff in districts that have a subscription to earn CPE credits for tutorials they view from Atomic Learning’s vast library of tutorials.
Speak Up, a national online research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives individuals the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues. Each year, findings are summarized and shared with national and state policy makers. Participating schools and districts can access their data online, free-of-charge.
The purpose of the project is to:
Don Johnston, software developer and advocate for students with special needs, recently released a video entitled "The Case Against Assistive Technology." The video challenges educators to think differently about reading and writing accommodations in the everyday classroom. How will it change your classroom?
Teaching is a profession where you have to constantly adapt and adapt on your feet, so hitting technology roadblocks should be handled no different. Use your Technology Specialist to your advantage to learn from technology stumbles, and continue to try something new.
A new, comprehensive PD solution is now available to help educators achieve their ultimate goal of positively impacting student achievement in the classroom. To complement the extensive technology training and tech integration projects already available to subscribers through its website, Atomic Learning adds these high-impact courses facilitated by live instructors.
We've just released these new and updated technology skills series:
KompoZer, formerly known as NVU, is a complete Web authoring system that combines Web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG Web page editing. What's more, KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking Web site without needing to know HTML or Web coding.
Google SketchUp 7
Redecorate your living room. Design a new piece of furniture. Model your city for Google Earth. In this tutorial series, you'll quickly learn that there's no limit to what you can create with Google™ SketchUp 7.
iPod touch® is a pocket computer that you can use to listen to music, watch movies, surf the Web, check e-mail and more!
As stated by Apple®: "The iPod touch® has a huge amount of potential in the classroom to revolutionize the way students learn and teachers teach."
As stated by Apple®: "iPad™ isn’t just the best device of its kind, it’s a whole new kind of device."
iPad is a mobile device that you can use to watch movies, create documents, surf the Web, check e-mail, use as an eReader and more! This series will introduce you to the basic features and functions of iPad.
Washington, D.C. (June 8, 2010) - The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces the release of its most recent report on the K-12 and postsecondary education technology markets - officially titled the SIIA Trends Report for Education Technology.
Authored by various members of the education industry, the report highlights industry shifts and emerging trends as they relate to five main topics: K-12 learning management systems, postsecondary learning management systems, online learning, state of the states, and mobile computing.
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2010/via PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Learning First Alliance, a partnership of 17 national education associations representing over ten million parents, educators and policymakers, released the following statement: