Happy Digital Learning Day!

Today, February 5th, is Digital Learning Day—a day to commit to student success through the use of technology. But did you know it started as No Paper, No Pencil Day in one Virginia school?

According to the Digital Learning Day web site, Mountainview Elementary, the school set aside a day “to encourage both hands-on, interactive and digital, technology-based activities to push the boundaries of learning”.  And, while you can hear more about Mountainview’s story and success stories on the Alliance for Excellent Education YouTube Channel, Atomic Learning invites you to celebrate Digital Learning Day by making your own commitment to fully and effectively integrate technology.

Flipping Your Classroom? Don't Make These Mistakes

A recent eSchool News article discussed common pitfalls some teachers have faced when flipping their classroom. Have you thought about or tried flipping your classroom and struggled to keep your students engaged? Don't give up. Take some tips from your peers who have tested this practice and avoid the mistakes they've made.

Committing to Digital Learning

Need a reason to celebrate educational technology and commit (or renew your commitment) to integrating technology in the classroom? Next Wednesday, February 5th, marks the 3rd annual Digital Learning Day—a day when educators and school leaders across the United States are challenged to pledge themselves to improving education through the effective application of technology.

SIIA Survey asks how K-20 Educators are Using Mobile Technology in the Classroom

In conjunction with FETC 2014, the SIIA Education Division is happy to announce the launch of its seventh annual Vision K-20 Survey. The Vision K-20 Survey gives educators, administrators, and faculty members from K-12 and postsecondary educational institutions the opportunity to evaluate their current technology and compare it to prior results in a short online survey.

Helping Educators put a Stop to Cyberbullying

Today’s students must know how to interact with others online in social networking sites, in chatrooms, and when instant messaging and texting. Knowing how to protect themselves online from cyberbullies, online predators, and scams is important to ensure their safety and well-being while learning and interacting online.

Tools to help implement technology components of CCSS

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.

Mobile Technology is Changing the Face of Education

We found this infographic on the K12 Education Technology website and thought we'd share. According to this data highlighted by Australian-based online course company Open Colleges, mobile technology is definitely finding its place in education. About 81% of teachers believe tablets enrich classroom learning, and one in five students have used a mobile app to keep coursework organized. Does your district have a mobile initiative in the works?

Atomic Learning Helps Administrators Develop Technology-Empowered Classrooms

Atomic Learning provides superintendents and principals a resource that enables the entire school community to support students in becoming college and career-ready through technology-empowered classrooms.

By partnering with Atomic Learning, you can help bridge the gap between school and home by providing common language on 21st Century Skills that all can embrace as well as help educators plan and transform teaching to align to the Common Core State Standards.

Successful Tech Integration following Bloom's Taxonomy: an Oxymoron?

It's difficult to talk about assessment without having "Bloom's Taxonomy" pop up eventually, and that's a good thing. Bloom's is proven and believed in, and gives us a structure that makes sense and we can follow.

When talking about integrating technology, however, I think there's a great irony with the framework. (Note, this is strictly my opinion, based on my own experience and observation).

Virginia Commonwealth University Partners with Atomic Learning to Provide Online Training

Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA has recently partnered with Atomic Learning to provide online training in conjunction with the campus’ migration to Blackboard 9.1 software implementation next spring. Through this partnership, VCU can smoothly integrate Atomic Learning tutorials with the direct linking feature to provide campus-wide training in one convenient online location.

Lessons Learned from a 1:1 Initiative

This blog post reflects on 2 years of experience in a 1:1 laptop initiative—what they've learned as well as 2 struggles they continue to face.

"Project-based learning, challenge problems, and creative and collaborative work are all enhanced and enabled by high quality technology integration," shares Charlie Roy, the principal of Peoria Notre Dame High School, an 800-student coeducational Diocesan Catholic school in Peoria, Illinois.

FETC Presentation: Unbelieveable Tech Projects with Elementary Students

You won't believe your your eyes when you see the incredible technology projects that are being done with elementary students. This energetic presentation is full of ideas that will not only inspire you but also blow you away! In fact, what you see might make you want to stand up and shout, “There’s no way that 9 year-olds did that!”

CS1046 - Unbelievable Tech Projects with Elementary Students by Brad Flickinger
10:00 am - 11:00 am -- Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Room: S230D

New MultimediaTech Integration Project: Tour My School

The new project "Tour My School" takes your students through the process of creating a video presentation using iMovie® '09. The tutorial movies demonstrate, step-by-step, how to construct a multimedia slideshow using the sample images provided in the downloadable resource packet. This project can be easily modified or adapted for creating presentations related to other curriculum areas where the integration of images, text, narration, and music might be desired.

Your Path to Technology-Empowered Learning: New Effective Online Teaching and Learning Resource

Atomic Learning users can now find a collection of existing training specifically related to effective online teaching and learning in one location through a new series of spotlights on technology professional development topics. As online and blended learning courses have become more prevalent, the differences between online and face-to-face instruction have come to the forefront.