ISTE Hoonuit Contest

Are you interested in professional growth and an opportunity to attend ISTE 2017?  We are thrilled to announce our ISTE Hoonuit Contest where educators are rewarded for sharing what they learn!

Here are the details:

PRIZES
1 GRAND PRIZE Winner will receive free registration & a travel stipend for ISTE 2017
1 RUNNER UP Winner will receive free registration for ISTE 2017
5 Annual Hoonuit by Atomic Learning Subscriptions

 

HOW TO ENTER
Follow these steps and be entered to win:
  1. Login to www.AtomicLearning.com using your school's method of access.
    (Not at an Atomic Learning school? (Get free access now)
  2. Complete a module - LearnIt. DoIt. ShareIt. and ProveIt. (See list of accepted modules below)

FREE Online Course on #DigitalStorytelling & #Creativity

For a limited-time, Atomic Learning has unlocked the popular online module: Digital Storytelling & Creativity.

Digital Storytelling is a powerful tool to teach literacy, communication, and media creation skills. However, there are a number of options for organizing a project, conducting research, identifying digital media resources, and creating a story—all of which make it difficult to know where to start.

Learn the in’s and out’s for FREE at www2.atomiclearning.com/digital-story through June 30, 2016.

Intrigued? Be sure to contact Atomic Learning for information on unlocking hundreds of additional online learning modules, including:

•    Instructional Video Best Practices
•    Being an Effective Online Student
•    Creating Engaging Lessons
•    Growing a Personal Learning Network (PLN)
•    Successful Time Management
•    Microsoft Office 2016 and Office 365
•    Learning Management Systems (LMS) Training

If you've been meaning to give Atomic Learning a look, now's your chance!

Personal Safety Tip: Location, Location, Location

If you are ever faced with a potentially dangerous situation and need to make a 911 call, do you know where you are? Not just your general location, but details such as the street you are on and the building or house number?

Unlike with traditional home phones, a mobile phone may not allow a 911 operator to determine your exact location. Always make a conscious effort to be aware of your surroundings and know your location—you never know when you may need it.

Did you like this personal safety tip? Receive 4 more!

Putting Together the Technology Puzzle

"Technology doesn't come naturally to me, it's like a puzzle. So, Atomic Learning helps to put those pieces together."
Kasie Davis, Art Teacher at Stults Road Elementary
Richardson, Texas
This quote,  from one of Atomic Learning's Texas users, inspired us to share a popular tool regarding working with various departments and groups at your district—ironically enough, using puzzle pieces as a visual.
 
 
Interested in learning more about how Atomic Learning can help your district put the pieces together?
 
Download a printable PDF version or learn about available resources for each of these important stakeholder groups at www.AtomicLearning.com/k12/success.

Popular on Twitter: Differentiating Professional Development

@ashleyhurley, a Literacy and Professional Development Specialist, recently made my day when she shared the Understanding the Technology Adoption Curve in Education poster on twitter—sparking some great conversation around driving technology adoption, and prompting us to do a post on this much-loved free resource!
 
The complete infographic-esque poster is found below, and a free printable version is available for download at by clicking here.
 
  
 

Infographic: Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Mobile Learning

As more and more districts undertake mobile initiatves, information becomes available to help you learn from others' challenges.  The infographic below from CoSN does a nice job of summing up numerous areas of consideration with mobile learning, and, if you're looking for additional insights on planning a successful technology initiative—mobile or not— be sure to check out the free ebook, From Inspiration to Implementation: A Guide to Planning Successful Tech Initiatives, which comes complete with a downloadable workbook!

Defining Flipped Learning

If you are a regular reader of educational technology blogs and publications, you've likely read quite a bit about flipped classrooms and flipped learning. However, there are some common misconceptions and myths about the movement.
 
Recently, the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) shared a formalized definition about what exactly "Flipped Learning" is:
Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.

Get Your Free FETC 2013 Guest Pass

Atomic Learning will be exhibiting at the FETC 2013 Conference January 28-31 in Orlando, FL and would like to invite you to come visit us at booth #104!

Please use our VIP code to receive a discounted conference registration or FREE EXPO ONLY passes!

You can Register Here and be sure to use priority code FREE016 when you register.

ALSO - Save $25 on Full Conference Registration by using the code save25.

 

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.

Is Atomic Learning new to your District? Attend this Webinar

Does your district provide access to Atomic Learning, but you haven't explored all of the resources yourself? Atomic Learning customers are invited to this free online training session to learn more about the key features of Atomic Learning for professional development, how-to training, and classroom tech integration. This session will cover:

-  How to access just in time training
-  An overview of professional development tools
-  Resources to integrate today’s technology into your curriculum with one easy search

Visit Atomic Learning at FETC with Discounted VIP Coupon

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend FETC 2011 – the most comprehensive ed-tech learning event in
the U.S. — at a significant discount! Held from January 31st through February 3rd, FETC 2011 is the content-rich
conference that brings education leaders and technology experts together in Orlando to exchange techniques and
strategies for administrative, teaching and learning success. With 4 days of keynotes, conference sessions, and

Best Practices Forum at Campus Tech 2010

Attending the 2010 Campus Technology conference? Join us for a breakfast forum focused on best practices in campus technology training, integration, and support.

The forum will be a great opportunity to discuss today’s common technology challenges with your peers, as well as hear about solutions that have worked on other campuses.

WHEN: Campus Tech 2010 Conference; Tuesday July 20 at 7:00 a.m.

WHERE: Seaport Hotel

RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/rsvp-forum

Content Update Alert: eFolio Minnesota

This collection has been available for some time, and now it's been updated to our new video format.

eFolioMinnesota™, Version 2 . . . a multimedia electronic portfolio designed to help you create a living showcase of your education, career, and personal achievements. All Minnesota residents, including students enrolled in Minnesota schools, educators, and others can use eFolio to reach their career and education goals.

View two free tutorials

Free Laptop Initiatives eBook

Educators around the world are working hard to bring their classrooms into the 21st century. Technology implementation and integration are among the greatest challenges facing today’s schools.

21st Century Skills Roundtable Discussions

As the 2009-10 school year begins, we will host a series of roundtable discussions on 21st century skills. These live sessions will facilitate open dialog on training, 21st century professional development, and classroom integration.

Three 30-minute discussions are planned for the following dates and times:

FREE Assistive Technology Webinars

Amanda Peters, one of Atomic Learning's content developers, has hosted several assistive technology webinars over the last few months. Feel free to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Quick Ways to make the General Ed Curriculum Accessible and Meaningful
Are you responsible for ensuring your students have access to and participate in the general education curriculum? Do you need some ideas for tools you can use in order to give alternate means of representation, engagement, and expression?