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.
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.
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.
This afternoon, President Obama will announce the ConnectED initiative which will focus on getting 99% of America’s students connected to broadband and increasing teacher technology skills.
Want to join the conversation, or simply listen in? Check out these resources:
Guest post by Bill Lester, on behalf of the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, KS.
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.
Learn how you can create a UFO piloted by an alien using Action Script in the new Flash CS6 training series coming soon from Atomic Learning!
Check out this video showing a sample completed flash project:
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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
Listen to the archived discussion about improving student learning through teacher technology integration training with Scott Elliot, President of SEG Measurement and Kathy Schroeder, Director of Marketing with Atomic Learning on Education Talk Radio.
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.
New Content Includes Google+ Project, Effective Presentation Workshop, Acrobat X Pro Training and more
The Google+™ project will show you how to get started -- invite people and create circles, upload photos and video, share information, and encourage students to connect and communicate online with you and with their fellow classmates.
We got a great question from our friends at the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in Australia about how to make the transition from Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2010 - skipping 2007 altogether. Take a look!
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.