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.
Tech&Learning recently featured an article on how school districts are mixing up the way they deliver professional development. Atomic Learning Customer Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is featured in the article, sharing how they use Atomic Learning's training library and Custom Training feature:
Aligning curriculum to the Common Core is a major task many school leaders and teachers are working through. In this video, hear from a former district employee about a new resource to help school leaders in building and executing a solid Common Core implementation roadmap.
Learn more about Atomic Learning's Atomic TechCore solution.
Check out this Education Industry Insight presentation at the Gilfus Education Group's Innovation Showcase Theater: "Planning for the Technology Components of Common Core" presented by Jeffrey Roth of Atomic Learning. Recorded at the annual ASCD Conference, Philadelphia, March 2012.
There are many ways to implement mobile technology in education across a school, each with benefits and challenges. Attend this webinar for an overview of various models and learn how to use a mobile device planning tool to choose the best model(s) for your school.
As easy as Atomic Learning is to use, you may have some questions about specific functions within the system and where to get started if you're new to Atomic Learning.
Try these tips to get you started on the right foot:
Atomic Learning continues to add new content to the Atomic Integrate library of training. Log in and start learning with the newest training series:
In this video, Nicole Cruz, from Sharyland ISD in Mission, TX tells us how her district shared their Atomic Learning subscription with parents to create and strengthen the parents' involvement in their students' learning and tech integration.
Recently featured on edtechmagazine.com, this infographic indicates teachers view ed tech as a motivational tool. The site states:
Three-quarters of teachers who responded to a recent PBS poll said they want access to more technology in the classroom; 56 percent said they use websites as a tool to help students learn; and 77 percent said they use technology to motivate students. Just 21 percent of respondents said they have the right level of technology in their classrooms.
Rachelle Wooten, Instructional Technology Specialist at Fort Bend ISD shares how she feels having an Atomic Learning subscription has changed the use of technology in her district.
District of Columbia School Partners with Atomic Learning to Further Enhance Unique Blended School Model
Kramer Middle School in Washington, D.C. continues its focus on improving instruction and investing in technology by partnering with ed tech training leader Atomic Learning. In 2011–12, a blended school model was introduced, which combines a rich, personalized online program with face-to-face time with teachers. The school is now adding the Atomic Learning solution to supplement the blended model.
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With more and more schools using iPads®, many teachers are left wondering how to adapt their instruction to take full advantage of these new devices. In this new Atomic Mobilize online training workshop, you will follow Brad Flickinger, a Colorado Tech Teacher, as he uses iPads to assess his students' learning.
This workshop is based on the principles of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and is relevant and adaptable for teachers of all age levels and subjects. He even explains how other tablets can be used instead of iPads.
Flickinger believes that for the highest levels of learning to occur, the assessments must be authentic - something that if used correctly, the iPad can accomplish.
In this online training series, you’ll learn basic skills and advanced editing techniques for Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe’s powerful non-linear editing system.
You’ll gain the practical knowledge necessary to create and manage new projects and sequences, import graphic elements and capture video. You'll also learn how to add finesse to your work with a range of new effects, advanced three-way color correction and multi-cam editing.
Using a show-and-tell method, Atomic Learning's Atomic Integrate solution allows teachers to see first-hand how to teach 21st century skills. From professional development to classroom integration, Atomic Integrate provides a variety of just-in-time resources to empower educators with tools and training to ensure student success. CEU and graduate credit options are also available.
In a recent poll discussed on the Education Week website, most teachers surveyed were aware of the Common Core State Standards.
With regard to public school teachers, awareness continues to grow, which should come as little surprise given that states and districts have become more active in ramping up their implementation efforts."
A recent survey done by Blackboard, Inc. and Project Tomorrow® shows school district administrators endorse online classes and would even consider requiring students to take an online course prior to graduation.
With over 205 classroom-ready tech integration projects that can be filtered by subject, grade-level or state standard, Atomic Learning extends the Technology Integrator’s impact, and is a valuable resource to direct teachers to. With its anytime, anywhere platform, the teachers can learn new skills at their own pace.
Sakai is a Course Management System (CMS) that allows you to set up classes and add content through many tools. This online training series walks you through the steps of creating a new class site and adding students to the class.
This online training workshop moves beyond the technical how-to of an LMS to focus on the unique challenges faced by online educators and their students. Designed to take you through the development of the online course from the beginning to end, this workshop will give you both theoretical guidance and practical tips and tools.
Atomic Learning gives the Curriculum Director resources to quickly find examples of how technology can support different subject areas and plan and implement Common Core State Standards. Through the use of Classroom ready projects, teachers learn to effectively integrate technology in the classroom, empowering them with forward-thinking training to prepare students for 21st Century careers. These resources can be used as basis for, or to augment, training sessions.