3 Things You Didn't Know Microsoft Excel Could Do

Are you utilizing Microsoft® Excel® to its fullest? Here are three things you might not have known Microsoft Excel could do:

1) Sparklines

With Sparklines in Excel 2010, you are able to provide a more in-depth view of the data other than just simply using the numbers. Use Sparklines to show trends such as increases and decreases or economic cycles. 

New Content Alert: Acrobat XI Pro, After Effects CS6, and more!

Acrobat XI Pro Training
Learn about tools to help you create and share PDF documents. From converting documents to PDF to adding and tracking comments using the Comments pane. Finally, learn how to create forms, track form data and use Forms Central in this training series.

After Effects CS6 – What’s New? Training
In this online training series you’ll discover the powerful new features of Adobe® After Effects® CS6 - taking your skill set from average to advanced. Learn to convert, extrude and edit vector shapes to unlock an endless array of design possibilities.

Desire2Learn 10.1 – Instructor Training

Coming Soon: Firefox 17 Training

In this online training series, we'll teach you how to get the most out of Firefox. From basic lessons on using tabs and hyperlinks to advanced options including customizing the look and feel of the browser, changing privacy and security settings, even creating your own custom toolbars.

New Tech Integration Projects Recently Added to Online Training Library

Atomic Learning recently added four new tech integration projects featuring both Microsoft® Excel and Powerpoint® 2010 software. The online training library offers over 120 of these classroom-ready projects for educators. These projects can be used as-is to quickly integrate technology into the classroom, or easily adapted to a particular subject-area or skill level. Atomic Learning has also expanded its training collection to include tutorials on software features ranging from learning management systems to photo editing with this release.

A brief description of the new projects follows.

Family Connections – PowerPoint 2010 (http://www.atomiclearning.com/la_fam_ppt10)

Coming Soon: iPad (iOS 6) Training

This new Atomic Learning training series introduces you to the great new features of iOS 6 on the iPad, including Siri, your virtual personal assistant and Apple’s all new Maps app. You’ll also learn about the new features in Mail and Safari including offline reading lists and syncing with iCloud.

Infographic: The Teacher's Apple

Educators are finding innovative ways to supplement their lectures with the newest technology, and students are beginning to see their devices as essential components of their college experience."

Digital Citizenship: Stop, Drop and Roll!

A recent article in ISTE's Learning and Leading magazine entitled “Stop, Drop, and Roll” discusses Standard 5 of the NETS for Coaches, focusing on digital citizenship. We are especially fond of the author, former ISTE Board of Director member, Kara Gann, now a member of the Atomic Learning family. Kara has over 26 years in public education and is passionate about ed tech. Here are some thoughts from the article worth sharing:

Coming Soon: Photoshop CS6 - Video Editing Training

Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 Extended allows you to work directly with video files. In this online training series, we’ll share how you can import video files and play them in the timeline. When you’re finished, you’ll know how to perform simple edits, adjust audio, add a title, and export your finished video.

Coming Soon: Photoshop CS6 - Color Basics

Color and color management is an in-depth and lengthy subject in Photoshop. But there are some basics you should know as you work with your documents. In this series, we'll take a look at color modes, color spaces and how to sync color across the Adobe Creative Suite. We'll choose colors that are safe for print and for the Web and proof those colors on screen.

New to Atomic Learning: Sakai 2.8 Student Training

This online training series assists students in navigating through the Sakai interface. Learn how to set up your personal workspace and how to adjust your profile. You'll see Assignment Tool interface options, and how to use tools such as the Chat Room and Dropbox, start learning now!



New to Atomic Learning: Windows 8 Training Series

This online training series delves into several of the new features in the Windows 8 environment to make the transition that much easier. You'll be guided through the new start screen, tiles and the Windows 8 apps, navigation and hot corners, and much more.