A recent Tech&Learning article entitled "Where’s the Tech in the Common Core?" discussed with industry experts insight about how technology will be used to both leverage and manage the delivery of curriculum that meets Common Core standards. Did you know:
Dreamweaver® is one of the most popular Web design applications in the world, and with good reason. Whether you’re just interested in learning the basics of starting a simple page, setting up a full site design, or creating a mobile app, this series will get you started.
In this online training series, learn how to get started with tested techniques like using the Properties panel to control basic features of your page and how to use CSS starter pages, as well as new features using jQuery Mobile and the Fluid Grid Layout to create adaptive layouts that adjust to all of the many ways current users can access your site.
Whether you’re new to Dreamweaver or are just curious about some of the most popular new features, there’s something here for you. Enjoy!
Dreamweaver CS6 – Intro (Mac)
Complete with a custom training tool that allows for uploading and sharing of training specific to a district or school, as well as a comprehensive reporting system that tracks individual activity, Atomic Learning expands training opportunities and simplifies the delivery of professional development.
Atomic Learning’s PD resources can be used as basis for PD sessions and collaborative project work by PLC’s which give PD Directors flexibility and provide variety to participants. Sheri, a District Instructional Technology Specialist at Spring Branch ISD says:
What is your role in education? Stop by Atomic Learning booth #2623 at ISTE 2012, to share what motivates you. The I AM [an educator] sharing project was created to acknowledge educators (as well as all those who inspire, encourage and support them), and honor all that they do to ensure today's students receive the best education.
When you stop by, not only will you get a free t-shirt, we'll also show you what's new at Atomic Learning. As you know, technology is constantly changing, so we're introducing some exciting new solutions to help you continue your quest to bridge the technology and curriculum gap. Come check out our new solutions to help you with mobile and Common Core initiatives (as well as learn about our new app!)
Atomic Learning has expanded its training collection to include a Spotlight on internet safety, as well as several new training series.
The Keeping Kids Safe Online Spotlight provides professional development for educators and helps students learn how to navigate the Internet safely, in addition to helping administrators meet E-rate requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act. The training can be found at: http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/spotlight/Keeping-Kids-Safe-Online.
Other training added to the Atomic Learning library includes Edmodo and Evernote, both exclusive to the new Atomic Mobilize solution.
The following training series have also been added to the Atomic Learning training library:
By answering the “How do I...?” questions that can take up much of a Tech Teams’ day, Atomic Learning’s on-demand tutorials free up time, allowing staff to focus on larger initiatives, while still providing the support teachers need to successfully implement and integrate technology in the classroom.
Just ask our customers, like Tami, a Technology Coordinator at Summit School:
Excel 2010 comes with hundreds of capabilities. Watch this quick preview to see what the new Statistical Analysis training series from Atomic Learning will include—from using the trend function to complex data analysis tools.
Watch this video to see a sneak peek of the new training coming soon to Atomic Learning on the basics of wikidot!
Aligning curriculum and technology successfully requires strong cross-departmental communication. Join us for an online panel discussion on Aligning Curriculum and Technology to hear the successes and challenges two districts have experienced and the solutions they've found to bridge the gap.
As an edtech blogger, Brad Flickinger has the opportunity to review several products and services each year. In his recent blog post, Flickinger shares why he likes Atomic Learning—and you should too.
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The details are quite simple, for each full series of Atomic Learning online training tutorials individuals view, they earn a Certificate of Completion. Between February 15, 2012 and March 15, 2012, each earned Certificate of Completion automatically enters that individual into a drawing to win a $500 Gift Card to Amazon.com.
Atomic Learning helps lighten the Curriculum Director’s workload in regard to guiding teacher’s integration of technology in their classrooms. Through workshops, projects, as well as PD tools like the PD workbook and ePortfolio, teachers can work at their own pace to achieve the goals the Curriculum Director has set for them.
The library of workshops available in Atomic Learning help teachers understand why to include technology in their instruction. Workshops can be used individually or through your professional development program.
Tech integration projects give teachers guided practice integrating technology into their classroom while the PD workbook helps teachers analyze their own curriculum and plan how the PD will be written into the curriculum.
Aligning curriculum and technology successfully requires strong cross-departmental communication. Join us for an online panel discussion on Aligning Curriculum and Technology to hear the successes and challenges two districts have experienced.
Are you wondering why your staff isn't using your Atomic Learning access? Or are you a teacher with access to Atomic Learning but you don't know how to where to start? Learn from your peers, start a monthly or quarterly newsletter to share with your team highlighting all the new features of Atomic Learning along with tips for using technology in the classroom. You can even include usage stats to show how you and your peers are utilizing your technology resource!
Guest post by Sarah Fudin, University of Southern California
To ensure the best results for students, it's important to be deliberate and thoughtful in the way technology is incorporated into the curricula. Just layering tech on top fails to take advantage of the technology tools' full potential.
Join this complimentary webinar to hear how those 'in the trenches' are working together to find the best ways to integrate technology into teaching and learning.
Thursday, March 1st at 2:00 EST | 1:00 CST | 11:00 PST
Are you struggling to find PD with relation to technology? Look no further, Atomic Learning IS your PD resource for tech integration!
In this video, customer Monica Nahas shares how Fort Bend ISD in Texas has successfully implemented the Atomic Learning PD solution to encourage tech integration to positively impact student achievement.
SEG Measurement, a recognized education research firm and Atomic Learning partner, completed a thorough analysis of the impact of teacher technology integration training on student achievement during the 2010-11 school year. You can read more about the results here, but what we found interesting (and thought you might too) are the top 10 Atomic Learning resources the teachers used.
Mark Diehl, district technology coordinator at Little Falls Community Schools ISD 482 in Little Falls, MN was recently recognized as a runner-up in Tech & Learning magazine’s 24th annual Leader of the Year program. According to the publication, the visionaries who were named winners and runners-up exemplified extraordinary education technology leadership, often working within budgetary restrictions and limited resources.
Atomic Learning has once again proved it has something for everyone! Take a look at this video to see a preview of what’s coming soon. And, if your school is considering moving to the cloud, you’ll really want to see this!
Did you miss the fireside chat with seasoned ed tech veterans from Atomic Learning last week? Catch the archived recording to hear best practices from their work with educators across the country (and around the globe) to implement tech integration programs.
Learn how Brad Flickinger, an Elementary Tech Teacher in CO flipped his classroom - the students learn content on their own and get help from the teacher later when they are working on their skills - to best reach his students with the help of Atomic Learning. Read more.