An Inside Look at #ISTE17

I had the opportunity to attend, share, and connect at the recent ISTE (International Society of Technology Education) conference in San Antonio, Texas. The event is like none other, so to recap the experience and compare notes with peers, I've documented my full conference experience: Sessions that I shared, events I attended, and great interactions I had during the conference.

Discussions w/ISTE on Student Voice
Before the conference began, I took advantage of the gathering of like-minded people to catch up with some of the amazing ISTE folks to talk about Augmented and Virtual Reality in education. I enjoyed chatting with these ladies and learned ISTE shares our interest and enthusiasm for empowering our students. It was refreshing to hear that #stuvoice (student voice) is going to continue to grow and thrive in our future classrooms.

Interested in learning more? Check out the discussion captured via Facebook Live.
Capturing Expectations + 360s
I was also able to take a few moments to capture a 360 images (below) that bring the popular #NotAtISTE experience to a new level. Check it out here.

I also “captured” my personal thoughts about the upcoming conference via a Periscope. This can be a great activity to set personal expectations and get in the right mindset for a conference - try it sometime!

Ignite Session
If you’re not familiar with them, the ISTE Ignite sessions feature various presenters with only five minutes each to share their passions—take my word for it, it is intense.
The lineup of speakers were incredible, and I was pumped to share From AR & VR to MR: Mixed Reality in EDU (view my slides). While preparing to go on stage, the behind the scene interactions were filled with fear, enthusiasm, and more fear. The common theme of “what did we sign up for” was mixed with “I'm so honored to be here”.

Bottling the Energy from #EdTech Conferences

With education convention season ramping up across the country, the team at Atomic Learning has been hearing a lot of excitement and discussion around growing trends, concerns, and areas of focus in the education industry.

For many, conferences are inarguably a great place to gather ideas and learn best practices...But what happens after the conference? How do you keep the learning going year-round?

To help make the most of the great information being shared at conferences—and bottle up a bit of the excitement of these shows—we’ve pulled together some of our favorite resources on the hottest topics, including not only technology related topics such as 1:1 initiatives, but also focused resources for professional development, leadership, college-readiness, and much more.

Simply click on any of the links below that are of interest to you to preview the available resource, and contact Atomic Learning for details on how to unlock full access for your entire school or district!

1:1 Initiatives
A Brief Overview of 1:1 Classroom Training
Enhancing Communication & Collaboration with Tech
Differentiating Instruction with Technology
Device Training (including iPads, Chromebooks)
Overcoming Resistance to Change
Building an Effective Leadership Team
Safety Awareness
Mattering is the Agenda (School Culture)
Professional Development
Planning with Purpose: A Look at Effective PD
Classroom Management Strategies
Integrating the 4 Cs into Your Classroom
An Overview of Learning Methodologies
Critical Thinking & Bloom's Taxonomy
  Technology Integration
Getting Technology R.I.G.H.T.
Snapchat in Education
Minecraft and Project-Based Learning
Coding in the Classroom
Preparing for a College Workload
Choosing a Major
Time Management
Strategies for Working in a Group
Safety Awareness
  Career & Technical Education
Career Skills Training
Effective Listening
Goal Setting
Effective Presentation Design
Preparing for an Interview

Want a Free Shirt?

If you are like most people, you like free stuff.
At Atomic Learning we've got some awesome (and highly coveted) I AM [ an educator ] shirts to giveaway, and we've got two ways to get your hands on one!
  1. Claim one at #ISTE2014
    If you are planning to travel to Atlanta to attend this year's ISTE conference, be sure to stop by Atomic Learning's booth (#1942) to share your story at our free photo booth to claim your shirt! Not sure what to say? Mike Berago of Fenton High School in Bensenville, Illinois recently shared: I AM [ inspired by teachers' and students' resiliency ].
  2. Enter our Weekly Giveaway

Catching up with Kara at #ISTE14

Attending the summer ISTE conference is one of my favorite times of the year. Learning about new and innovative ideas, networking with fellow ed tech enthusiasts, and sharing my experience as a teacher, administrator, and ISTE board member are all highlights of the ISTE conference.

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!

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Education Collaborative Partners to Provide Members Instructor-Led Online PD Courses

Atomic Learning is proud to announce that all TIES education collaborative members can now get a discount off the enrollment fee off Atomic Catalyst Instructor-led online PD courses.

Atomic Catalyst courses are professional development courses focused on the effective application of technology in the classroom, with every six- week course including a 1-hour weekly instructional webinar led by a highly-qualified facilitator, as well as online resources, collaborative discussions and facilitator feedback to help teachers build and apply new strategies and skills. Courses are being offered on mobile and common core topics:


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

Atomic Learning Enhances Teacher Professional Development at Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Earlier this week, the instructional technology department at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) facilitated a technology seminar for the teachers in the district.  This seminar was funded through the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) grant, and was intended to help teachers understand how they can improve student achievement through the use of technology in their schools.

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


Save $50 at FETC 2010 in Orlando compliments of Atomic Learning, booth #946

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate in FETC 2010 – the most comprehensive ed-tech learning event in the U.S. — at a significant discount! FETC 2010 is the content-rich conference that brings education leaders and technology experts together to exchange techniques and strategies for administrative, teaching and learning success.

With more than 200 Concurrent Sessions, 70-plus workshops—and an exhibit hall of 400-plus solution providers displaying and demonstrating the latest products and services—it’s

New Atomic Learning Website Introduced at NECC

Atomic Learning is working to bring much exciting new functionality to its users. At NECC 2009, the team introduced a new website to visitors for the first time. While not yet available to everyone, the new site is being experienced by several districts for testing and evaluation. It will make Atomic Learning even easier to use, share, and explore.

21st Century Skills: What Do They Look Like?

Presented by Brad Flickinger, Educational Futurist

Wondering exactly what 21st Century Skills are all about? Trying to determine what steps to take to begin bringing 21st Century Skills into classroom projects? Join this presentation and discussion around 21st Century Skills concepts, examples, and real world advice on how to bring them into the classroom.

View an archived webinar on this topic (simple registration required)

Catch Brad at NECC09, booth #1130, Monday at 10a, 10:45a, 11:30a, 2p, 3p.

Atomic Learning at NECC 2009

Monday, June 29
21st Century Skills: What Do They Look Like?

  • Featuring Brad Flickinger, Educational Futurist
  • 10a, 10:45a, 11:30a, 2p, 3p

Technology Integration: An International Perspective