28 May

Using Skype in the Classroom #skype #edtech #elearning

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A recent headline cross-posted on Tech&Learning caught my attention. It's amazing how technology--when used effectively--can create so much opportunity for collaboration in the classroom. WI educator Pernille Ripp sums up how she is effectively using Skype in her classroom with this statement:

Skype simply makes what we are doing better.  It gives us audiences, authors, experts.  It connects us with places around the world and gives my students a way to change the world.

Students speak to author Adam Gidwitz.

27 May

Learn Something New This Summer with #ALsummersession

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There's still time to join Atomic Learning's special email series that highlights not just professional development, but also personal development—and did we mention there are prizes involved?

Starting mid-June, Atomic Learning's Summer Session uses fun topics related to summer break to focus on self-improvement.

Sample topics include Making the Most of Your Summer Break, which includes Time Management training, and Planning a Vacation…or Stay-cation, with resources on popular Google™ Calendar, Maps, and Earth applications!

And, 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! The more people at your campus participate, the greater your chances of winning!

26 May

Weekly Giveaway Winner - 5/26/15

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Congratulations to Kevin Cox from Colby Public Schools USD 315 in Colby, KS, our Weekly Giveaway t-shirt winner!

Not sure what the Weekly Giveaway is? Log into Atomic Learning for your chance to win! New tutorials featured and winners each week so continue to stop back for your chance to win!

24 May

Learn How to Draw Your Own Game Art #elearning #edtech

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You’ve got a great idea for a game. Maybe you’ve got the programming chops to code it all yourself. Now you need art. You can hire someone, but that can cost a lot of money. You can license art, but that might not give you exactly what you want. Atomic Learning has an online course that can give you the training you need to do some or all your app’s art production yourself.

Imagine being about to see a style of art or reference image and already knowing the steps to recreate something similar. That’s the true aim of this course. The wide range of topics in the course should make you feel confident enough to try illustrating any aspect of your game, be it the logo, hero, background or interface. We’ll even cover animation and discuss tips to exporting image sequences specifically for games.

23 May

The Course Copy Road to Nowhere - LTI Best Practices

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Reposted from IMS Global Learning Consortium's Best Practices, which features best practices for reference when implementing LTI®.

21 May

Atomic Learning Admins: Make Learning Fun!

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Dulce Gonzalez of Laredo ISD in Texas was the lucky winner of our Atomic-Cache contest recently and she shared that she appreciated the "scavenger hunt" type learning path because she watched courses that she typically wouldn't have gone to within Atomic Learning.

Have you tried the scavenger hunt resource within the "Get the Word Out Ideas" area? Take this a step further and create your own "atomic-cache" contest with your teachers and staff (possibly even strategically, if there's something you really want them to learn about that you know they won't go to on their own!) It can be as simple as having them watch one video or a complete course to find a "nugget" of information. If they tell you the timestamp of where they found this information, they get a prize, or are entered into a random drawing for a prize.