It's Baaaaack: Summer Session 2017


Keep learning throughout the summer months with FREE professional development sent right to your inbox! Starting June 14th, we'll send you a weekly email with tips and insights focused on specific, highly-relevant PD topics.

Did we mention there are prizes?! Share a takeaway of what you learned and we'll enter you into a weekly drawing for a chance to win your share of $300 in prizes!
 

Looking for Summer PD? Check out #ALsummersession

You're invited to join a special email series that highlights both professional and personal development—and did we mention there are prizes involved?

Focusing on self-improvement, Atomic Learning's Summer Session provides weekly tips to break down critical topics, such as increasing student engagement and shifting instructional practices, into an easy-to-digest format.

And, to encourage learning and reflection, each time you share a takeaway you’ll be entered for a chance to win $300 in prizes!

Ready to get started? Simply visit www2.atomiclearning.com/summer-2016 for details.

Once you've signed up, be sure to share this opportunity with friends and colleagues using this printable flyer, or sharing on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

For more ideas on promoting this free opportunity and better utilizing your institution's Atomic Learning subscription this summer, contact our dedicated team of Account Managers and Integration Specialists at 866.259.6890 or cs@AtomicLearning.com.

Prepping for Back to School with #ALsummersession

Ready or not, the school year is ramping up to get started.

Want to change up your lessons before students converge on you? Now’s your chance!

Below are a few ideas to reawaken your inner teacher—to get started, simply login using your school's method of access.

Coding in the Classroom
Reading, writing...coding? Considered to be a new 'literacy' to prep students for the future, coding is more than a great way to engage students! This online resource will introduce coding concepts and tools to help you get started in the classroom.
Learn about Coding in the Classroom!

An Overview of Learning Methodologies
Want to help your students be lifelong-learners? Of course you do! Check out this online resource on new approaches to teaching that focus on creativity, re-examine Bloom's Taxonomy, and foster higher-level thinking skills in learners at all levels.
Learn about Learning Methodologies!

Minecraft & Project-Based Learning
Ready to explore the world of game-based learning? Check out Minecraft! This online resource will walk you through not only getting set-up, but includes project ideas and templates from the experts at the popular Craft-Academy!
Learn about Minecraft & Project-Based Learning!

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This article is a part of an Atomic Learning special blog series dedicated to keeping the learning going all summer long by helping you learn something new with quick personal development tips!

Capture Summer with Digital Photography #ALsummersession 

Enjoying summer fun in the sun? Capture moments to remember and share!

If your photography skills aren’t necessarily at the level you’d like, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.

To get started, simply login using your school's method of access and check out the links below.

Digital Photography Basics
A family portrait is obviously different than a snapshot for eBay, but most people take all photos the same. Whether your camera is a fancy DSLR or just the one built into your smartphone, these tips and tricks will help you capture the best pictures possible!
Learn about Digital Photography Basics!

iPhoto (OS X Yosemite)
Get ready to turn good shots into great ones with simple editing tools, then wow them all by sharing your photos in fun slideshows, on social media, and even create photo books. iPhoto isn't just a collection of pictures—it's a collection of possibilities!
Learn about iPhoto!

Photoshop Creative Cloud
The editing capabilities of Photoshop are seemingly endless—and daunting for newbies. Learn the basics of polishing your summer photos in no time flat with an online resource focused on the basics. Get ready to crop, retouch, and more!
Learn about Photoshop CC!

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This article is a part of an Atomic Learning special blog series dedicated to keeping the learning going all summer long by helping you learn something new with quick personal development tips!

Managing Your Time During Summer Break #ALsummersession

As the expression goes, “time flies when you’re having fun”—and if summer is one thing, it’s fun!

Make sure you don’t miss out on all that this summer has to offer by logging in using your school's method of access and checking out the links below.

Effective Decision Making Training
Have a lot to do, but not much summer left to do it all? Weigh your options and prioritize appropriately with this online resource. And, if you're still undecided about what you can and can't fit in, there's even a video on "Perils of Indecision"...cue dramatic music!
Learn about Effective Decision Making!

Time Management Training
Summer is flying by. Don't waste the precious time you have left! In this online training, you'll learn how to take control of your life in practical and realistic ways that you can implement right away—including insights on how to combat procrastination!
Learn about Time Management!

Effective Meetings Training (Yes! Meetings!)
We know what you're thinking...Effective Meetings!? It's still Summer! However, the skills that are needed to conduct effective, efficient meetings also apply to life outside of a conference room. Check out this online resource for insights on getting things done!
Learn about Time Management!

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This article is a part of an Atomic Learning special blog series dedicated to keeping the learning going all summer long by helping you learn something new with quick personal development tips!

Be Your Own Technology Help Desk #ALsummersession

Having computer issues during the summer can be a disaster. Equip yourself with the knowledge to act as your own personal technology help desk with these online resources!

To get started, simply login using your school's method of access and check out the links below.

PC Maintenance Training
Having a problematic PC? Get to the bottom of your technology woes with this online resource that explores several common problems—including malware—and steps you can take to prevent future issues, including using firewalls, scheduling scans, and more.
Learn about PC Maintenance!

Being Savvy Online
Is your digital footprint squashing your reputation? Make sure you are aware of online dangers involved with online banking, gaming, and shopping—and learn how to protect your personal data from scams and identity theft with this online resource.
Learn about Being Savvy Online!

Computer Training
Computers have become a standard household tool—yet most of us don't use them to their fullest potential. Learn how you—yes YOU—can set up a wireless network, improve your computer's speed, and many other time-saving computing topics.
Learn about Computing!

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This article is a part of an Atomic Learning special blog series dedicated to keeping the learning going all summer long by helping you learn something new with quick personal development tips!

 

Tools to Stay in Touch Over Summer Break #ALsummersession

While relaxing is a critical part of summer, it’s also nice to keep in touch with friends and colleagues to share and hear about their activities and lives during break.

Not feeling overly social? You can still give your brain a fun workout exploring new ideas online!

To get started, simply login using your school's method of access and check out the links below.

Staying Connected
Whether you are a social media newbie or an old pro, explore something new with this online resource that covers using Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and Picasa in your personal life—be it creating a family hashtag or sending gifts via Facebook.
Learn about Staying Connected!

Twitter
What can you really say in 140 characters or less? Turns out, quite a bit! Learn the basics on setting up an account and profile, then dig in with @mentions, #hashtags, lists, and much more. Try it out and you'll be hooked, or, in this case, twitterpated.
Learn about Twitter!

Pinterest
A visual bookmarking tool, Pinterest allows you to find, organize, and share links—from anywhere on the web—in one central location. From a DIY project for your home, to resources for upcoming classes, there's something for everyone on Pinterest!
Learn about Pinterest!

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This article is a part of an Atomic Learning special blog series dedicated to keeping the learning going all summer long by helping you learn something new with quick personal development tips!

Planning a Vacation...or Stay-cation with Google #ALsummersession

Whether you choose to travel by land, air, or sea, build your excitement and polish the itinerary with a bit of help from Atomic Learning. With online training on a variety of online tools, we’ll help you get ready to jet—in no time flat.

No summer getaway in your future? Make your stay-cation one to remember by taking virtual tours of popular tourist destinations—without dealing with baggage fees—using Google Earth!

To get started, simply login using your school's method of access and check out the links below.

Google Maps
Stretch your vacation by using Google Maps to plan pit stops along your roadtrip route or near airports for layovers. Afterall, in the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, "Not all who wander are lost." And, if you DO get lost, Maps is handy then too!
Learn more about Google Maps!

Google Calendar
Schedule a vacation that works for everybody! With Google Calendar, a handy (and free!) online tool, you—and anyone you invite—can access and modify scheduled activities—making it easy to ensure your itinerary covers all the details.
Learn more about Google Calendar!

Google Earth
If a stay-cation is more your speed this summer, you can still be a globetrotter with Google Earth! Check out the Eiffel Tower, Pyramids of Giza, Taj Mahal—and other locales that would otherwise blow your budget—without leaving air-conditioned comfort!
Learn more about Google Earth!

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This article is a part of an Atomic Learning special blog series dedicated to keeping the learning going all summer long by helping you learn something new with quick personal development tips!

3 Tips for Becoming an "EdTech Ninja" this Summer

If you are a teacher (or work closely with them), it's no secret that summer isn't necessarily about rest and relaxation. In fact many educators spend the summer catching up on the latest and greatest teaching strategies and technology—recharging and getting energized for the following school year.

A recent article highlighted several ways that teachers could "become an edtech ninja". Here's a few of our favorites from the list, as well as a couple of our own!

  1. Attend a Conference
    In the words of @jmattmiller "The beauty of a summer conference is time to reflect and act. School-year conferences are usually followed the next day with getting back to business as usual with no time to implement what was learned."

    Of course, depending on where you live, the options vary. One of the biggest is ISTE 2015—June 28th through July 1st in Philadelphia—if you can't make it, you can always follow #ISTE2015 on Twitter.

    (If you ARE planning to attend and want to chat, drop us a note!)
     
  2. Get Connected
    There are a huge variety of ways to digitally connect with peers and thought leaders today—among the most popular are Twitter and Pinterest. If you're new to one or both, Atomic Learning's training for both is available here.

    Already have some experience under your belt? Be sure to check out this Weekly Twitter Chat List!
     
  3. Join Summer Session
    If you're an Atomic Learning user, this is a must. This special email series uses fun topics related to summer break to focus on self-improvement, such as Planning a Vacation…or Stay-cation, with resources on popular Google™ Calendar, Maps, and Earth applications—and did we mention there are prizes involved?

    Each time you share a takeaway from the topic highlighted in the email, you'll be entered for a chance to win over $500 in prizes—and qualify your school as well! See details.