28 Jul

Weekly Giveaway Winner - 7/28/14

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Congratulations to Debbie Kuntzman at Francis Howell School District in St. Charles, MO, 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!

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28 Jul

What You'll Learn: Responsive Web Development in Bootstrap

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In this online training series, you will learn how to create websites that respond to the size of the screen from the device that you are using to access the webpage. This is called responsive web design. We will be using HTML 5, CSS, and Bootstrap to create these pages. You will learn how to create media queries using CSS, and how to manipulate Bootstrap components to make your web pages responsive. The training concludes with the creation of a webpage in which you can apply the skills you have learned.​ Not an Atomic Learning subscriber? Learn more at www.atomiclearning.com/more.

23 Jul

Summer Professional Development Series: Creative Commons

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Last week our Summer PD Tips focused on Avoiding Plagiarism.  This week, we delve into a related topic: respecting copyrights. How can you help your students enhance digital content while still respecting the ownership of creative works produced by others? Are you or your students creating digital content you would like to share?

The Creative Commons provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof. 

23 Jul

Standards and 21st Century Skills: Can we do both? (Part 2) - Guest Blog Post

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Guest Blog Post by Dr. Billie McConnell, Vice President of K12 Education at Connected Consulting -- see part 1

My first school example is Coppell New Tech High School in Coppell, TX. Coppell uses Project and Problem based instructional practices to facilitate learning in their classes. Coppell’s learning outcomes include: collaboration, oral communication, written communication, global citizenship, professional ethics, and intellectual pursuit. Students learn to work together to solve problems, critically think, communicate and are held accountable for passing the state test.

22 Jul

What to Expect When Expecting Technology

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A recent Tech&Learning article--with a clever spin on a popular book title--caught my attention and also had a great message that we at Atomic Learning agree with, and why we share case studies from our customers who have had success integrating technology!

We would rather learn from the successes and failures of others to help us maximize our chances at success. This is why, if you are expecting to go 1:1, BYOD, or some hybrid of the two then you've got to do your homework.

The article compares implementing a 1:1/BYOD initiative to having a baby, and we agree the preparation is very similar. You're taking on a huge task--whether becoming a parent or preparing a tech plan--but have no fear, we can help! Take a look at these case studies and eBooks written by tech teams and administration that has been there, done that to help you properly plan your technology initiatives. When you're ready to take the next step, contact us!

We would rather learn from the successes and failures of others to help us maximize our chances at success. This is why, if you are expecting to go 1:1, BYOD, or some hybrid of the two then you've got to do your homework. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7928#sthash.dN13YtiP.dpuf
There's a reason why What to Expect When Expecting has sold millions of copies! People want to learn from other people what it's like to have a baby. We would rather learn from the successes and failures of others to help us maximize our chances at success. This is why, if you are expecting to go 1:1, BYOD, or some hybrid of the two then you've got to do your homework. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7928#sthash.dN13YtiP.dpuf
There's a reason why What to Expect When Expecting has sold millions of copies! People want to learn from other people what it's like to have a baby. We would rather learn from the successes and failures of others to help us maximize our chances at success. This is why, if you are expecting to go 1:1, BYOD, or some hybrid of the two then you've got to do your homework. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7928#sthash.dN13YtiP.dpuf
22 Jul

A Media Teacher's Perspective On Atomic Learning

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Our eLearning Team recently sat down with several members of the staff at Richardson ISD in Texas, including Marcus Irvin, a Digital Interactive Media Teacher, who shared how he used Atomic Learning in his classes.

We started last year, of course, with Atomic Learning and it was very good for me to update my skills with the new software since we've changed over to new software this year, the CS6 Adobe software.

But for my students it's also been very useful—I use it for introductory lessons.

So the first time they approach software, every little detail that a beginner needs to know is covered. And then after they have that foundation laid, I come along with more complicated projects that are more real world, and that way they get the beginning, the foundation, and then they get the benefit of my experience.

Marcus Irvin, Digital Interactive Media Teacher
Richardson High School

You can see the full Richardson ISD video interview here, or, if you are interested in trying Marcus' approach to tackling training on CS6, check out some of our many Adobe-focused training series below: