21 Nov

Creating a Learner-Centered Environment - Marble Falls Tech Initiative

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Listen as Marble Falls I.S.D., TX administrators share how they are redefining and rebuilding their district’s vision and plan for integrating technology to shape and ensure a solid foundation for instruction and technology, that is learner-centered with the help of Connected Consulting and Atomic Learning. For a workbook to help your district develop a learning-based vision for your tech initiative, visit http://al.atomiclearning.com/focus.

20 Nov

Mobile and Beyond: McAllen ISD supports district-wide tech initiative, PD, and tech training needs

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McAllen ISD, a district with 1,600 full-time employees, in McAllen, Texas, initially chose Atomic Learning to support their 1:1 iPad initiative (27,000 iPads deployed to every learner, K-12, plus staff). The district has since learned the importance of the Atomic Learning resources to not only support their mobile initiative, but to also expand the depth of technology training district-wide.

19 Nov

New Apple Tips and Tricks - Get Notified!

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Atomic Learning has recently launched a new approach to content development for frequently-changing iOS and Apple products. This new training will feature fresh tips and tricks, as well as discussion on the what, why, and how behind cool new features—such as Getting the Most Out of Battery Life and A look at Apple Pay.

Check out an example of these tips and tricks from our industry scouts firsthand and sign-up to have updates sent straight to your email here. (Learning that comes to you, can it get any easier?)

19 Nov

Minnesota District Wins State Award in Leadership and Technology

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We would like to extend our congratulations to our friends at Sauk Rapids-Rice School District for being nominated and selected as Minnesota’s 2014 TIES (Technology and Information Educational Services) Technology Leadership Team Award Recipient. The Sauk Rapids-Rice School District was selected for its innovation and positive impact on learning through technology. 

TIES noted the leadership of the Community and District, the ability to “build” community, innovative uses of technology, and successful community partnerships.

TIES will nominate the Sauk Rapids-Rice School District for the National Award of the Consortium on School Networking (CoSN).

Looking for ways to integrate technology in your district? Check out some ideas from Sauk Rapids-Rice’s Library Media Specialist, Maria Burnham, here.

19 Nov

Infographic: Making the Grade - Great Teachers in Our Schools

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As we continue to celebrate American Education Week, we wanted to share this infographic on Making the Grade - Great Teachers in Our Schools, and again say thank you to all the educators that have helped mold us into the individuals we have become and continue to guide future generations.

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18 Nov

Free Webinar: Ensuring Your Tech Plan is a Learning Plan

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Lessons Learned from a Superintendent and His Team

Has your district invested in technology, perhaps a 1 to 1 initiative, but you're starting to question if it's truly driving change?  Do you wonder if you should even continue investing in technology?

In this discussion, hear how Dr. Robert O'Connor, Superintendent at Marble Falls, TX, asked himself those questions and how he approached answering them to truly move the district forward.  Eric Penrod, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction, and Wade Stanford, Assistant Superintendent, will also join the conversation as they walk us through how them went from asking themselves if their tech initiative was just a waste of money to determining if it was truly improving learning.