Atomic Learning & Versifit Technologies Are Now Hoonuit!


Combined Atomic Learning and Versifit Technologies have been operating in the education industry for over two decades, and offer a suite of products that have evolved as the ever-changing education landscape has shifted.

As Atomic Learning we have evolved our successful foundation of robust eLearning technical and technology training into also offering online pedagogical professional development. We now have over 8,000 educational institutions, 400,000 educators, and 10,000,000 students taking advantage of the most extensive online professional learning library for in the industry. Our name, however, is often still connected to our technical training roots.

Our sister organization, Versifit Technologies began in the industry as a custom software data management and analytics organization. Today we have expanded the offering which uses predictive analytics to help districts and schools of any size with accountability and school improvement, early warning and intervention, district financial and staffing operations, and student college and career readiness. Yet the brand is primarily known only for large data management projects.

Our solutions have flexed and changed in new and thoughtful ways to ensure we are always meeting the unique needs of education—now it is time for our name to catch-up!

Hoonuit, pronounced "Who knew it?" is the feeling you get when you learn something new, and represents a unification of our two organizations to create an infinite loop of knowledge and insight.

“We’re on a mission to help educators experience more “aha!” moments,” Paul Hesser, CEO at Hoonuit said. “Our solutions enable educators and administrators to assess and predict school and student needs, and for educators to take their own personal development path to tackle some of today’s most common education challenges, such as college and career readiness, student engagement and evolving instructional approaches.”

For more information or to receive a quote, visit www.hoonuit.com or stop by booth 3441 at ISTE.

It's Baaaaack: Summer Session 2017


Keep learning throughout the summer months with FREE professional development sent right to your inbox! Starting June 14th, we'll send you a weekly email with tips and insights focused on specific, highly-relevant PD topics.

Did we mention there are prizes?! Share a takeaway of what you learned and we'll enter you into a weekly drawing for a chance to win your share of $300 in prizes!
 

5 Classroom Approaches to Beat Pre-Summer Daydreams

Looking for a new way to engage students who seem to have already checked out for the summer?

Hoonuit by Atomic Learning is constantly adding new learning resources focused on helping schools tackle common challenges found in education today—including increasing student engagement—and pulled together a five hot topics to help you kick those pre-summer daydreams out of the classroom for good!

  1. Nearpod in the Classroom
    https://cdn.atomiclearning.com/thumbnail/NP_000.jpgNearpod is a powerful presentation, assessment, and collaboration tool for the classroom that allows teachers to interact with students during a lesson and get real-time feedback! In this module, you will learn everything from creating an account with Nearpod to more advanced features like VR field trips. Upon completion, you will be able to begin using this powerful tool with your students right away!
     
  2. Project-Based Learning Lesson Framework: Million Dollar Classroom
    https://cdn.atomiclearning.com/thumbnail/MD_000.jpgIn this module, we will use the project-based lesson format to have students design a Million Dollar Classroom, in which students will plan, design, collaborate, and problem solve to construct their perfect classroom with a one million dollar budget. This module includes both an instructional guide for teachers and step-by-step videos to walk students through the project, and can be adapted to all grade levels.
     
  3. Minecraft in the Classroom
    https://cdn.atomiclearning.com/thumbnail/mine_000.jpgMinecraft™ is a unique combination of game and creative design tool, and its growing use in classrooms around the world is an exciting phenomenon. If you've never played the game or have never used game-based learning, this module will bring you into the Minecraft Education experience quickly, and give you the skills you need to hit the ground running with game-based learning and Minecraft in the Classroom.
     
  4. Create and Manage an In-Class Flip
    https://cdn.atomiclearning.com/thumbnail/FLIP_00.jpgFlipped learning has taken the educational technology world by storm! It emphasizes flipping traditional instruction to require students to view instructional material at home and use in-class time for application and creation of content. BUT...What if students don't have reliable home Internet? Or don't watch the videos? This learning module discusses creating and managing in-class flipped learning to benefit all students!
     
  5. KWL Strategy
    https://cdn.atomiclearning.com/thumbnail/kwl_00.jpgIn this module, you’ll learn the benefits of the Know, Want to Learn, Learn, (K-W-L) teaching strategy, and how you might use it in your classroom. Included topics cover the basics of creating a KWL graphic organizerhow to use wikis, concept maps and note-taking apps to implement KWL as a collaborative activity, and much more. This module also offers links to templates and resources to help you dig deeper into the KWL strategy.

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8 Awesome New Courses [Because ‘Top 5’ Isn’t Enough!]

Atomic Learning is constantly adding new learning resources focused on helping schools tackle common challenges found in education today.  Recently, we connected with Sarah Holder, Product Owner (aka eLearning Guru) here at Atomic Learning, for her top five new courses…and she more than delivered!

Without further ado, here’s the top five…umm, EIGHT, new courses:

  1. Evaluating Technology Resources
    With so many online resources and tools available, it can be very difficult for administrators to effectively filter and approve them. Which tools are worth the money? Are going to be most effective in improving instruction and student learning? What does the resource provide? In this course, we will look at strategies to help effectively evaluate these resources and tools—complete with a checklist for future requests.
     
  2. Learning Styles
    Learning Styles can be a great building block to developing a study strategy. To help you get started, will dive into the benefits of styles, the characteristics of each, and determine which Learning Style works for you. Additionally, we'll provide some study techniques for each style, along with some tools that might be useful. 
     
  3. Critical Thinking
    Provide students the opportunity to build and apply critical thinking skills, as well as critically evaluate circumstances and performance. During this course, students will practice questioning and evaluating to form judgments and make decisions, as well as learn how to interpret alternative viewpoints and reflect on their own biases and assumptions. 

A New Approach to Teacher PD - Just Launched!

At Atomic Learning we are committed to helping reshape the way we support students, teachers and staff in their learning experience. For the past two years we have devoted energy and resources into shaping a path for schools to overcome the status quo, and have developed Hoonuit by Atomic Learning. Hoonuit includes a learning framework that both enhances and personalizes online learning, using four components:


 

Learn from Best Practices.
Professional learning resources on highly-relevant topics.

Apply Learning to Life.
Activities to apply learning to life—and the classroom.

Connect & Get Feedback.
Collaborative tools to learn from others.

Document Learning.
Assessments and resources to monitor progress.

To align with this powerful outcome-based learning model, Atomic Learning's online professional
learning resources are delivered in a 'learning module' format—here's a quick overview video:

Ready to learn more? Contact Atomic Learning directly at atomic@AtomicLearning.com.

Already an Atomic Learning subscriber? You automatically have access to new learning module course format! Here are a few of our most popular topics:

Contact your school's Account Manager for additional details.

A Message Can Be Life-Changing: A Parent’s Perspective

Guest Post by Kim Juelke, Marketing Strategist

Like many of us with school age children, I recently attended my child’s parent-teacher conference. From day one I have considered myself fortunate that my child is in a classroom where each student is acknowledged and valued for what they bring to the world.

Help Students Be Mindful of Security and Safety Concerns

In a time when our society is becoming more and more aware of the importance of violence prevention and safety, Atomic Learning has partnered with Mindset Matters to offer resources to help students develop the key skills they will need to be mindful of security and safety concerns that the world around us presents them.

Go Anywhere with Virtual Reality - Guest Blog Post

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.

Atomic Learning Users: Notice Anything Different?

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New Content Alert: Creating an Infographic, Office 365 Training, and more!

Tech Solutions for Students with Autism - Guest Blog Post #sped

Who better to speak to the topic of Tech Solutions for Students with Autism than the eLearning Contributor who developed the new training series himself?

Guest Blog Post by Sam Hostetler, eLearning Contributor

I have searched the web for “autism” and “apps”, and found myself overwhelmed with thousands of options, the vast majority not applicable to my classroom. As a secondary special education teacher, I often feel that most technology tools for autism are either focused on very young students or students with more significant needs. This leaves many students with mild to moderate autism out of luck. A new course I've developed for Atomic Learning focuses on tools that will benefit an often neglected group--secondary students with mild to moderate autism. You're welcome! I’ve gone through all the clutter so you don’t have to!

Top 5 Courses Including Google Photos, Engaging Lessons Using Multimedia, 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!

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Top 5 New Courses Including Office 365, Genius Hour, 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!

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New Content Alert: Training on Symbaloo, Chrome Extensions, Photos App, and more!

Top 5 New Courses Including Hapara, Snapchat, 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!

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