Some visitors from the UK stopped into the Atomic Learning office last week, and they shared this very poignant video from klicksafe.de, a German group focused on the Safer Internet Programme of the European Union. It is a great video to share with parents to make them realize that monitoring kids online is important!
Want more information to share with parents on internet safety? If your district has a site license, your parents can watch this training course to be more aware of how they can keep their kids safe online!
NCmobile produced an excellent infographic listing some very enlightening statistics on cyberbullying. Need help protecting kids - and meeting the requirements Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act? Atomic Learning has created a Spotlight, Keeping Kids Save Online, to help districts with the challenges of making sure students can learn and share online.
Educators influence our lives long after sitting in classrooms. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who have taught us so much. Atomic Learning would like to thank every teacher who makes a difference every day.
We found this great infographic from USC Rossier Online and thought today was a great day to share it.
We found this infographic from Socialcast: Education 2.0, on social networking in education. Feeling overwhelmed with the idea of preparing your staff to use new tools? Atomic Learning has the professional development you need!
Do you have staff that know nothing about computers? Are there parents in your district who need help understanding technology so they can help their children succeed? Atomic Learning has a new course to help get tech laggards up to speed, Computing Literacy Basics.
We thought that many of you would be interested in learning more about the people responsible for bringing you our high-quality content.
The first eLearning Developer we would like to highlight is Gayl Bowser. Gayl is currently an independent consultant focusing on the integration of technology into the educational programs of students with disabilities. Key highlights of her career include:
Eye on Education has a fantastic infographic on Bloom's Taxonomy in the classroom. Need help with using Bloom's Taxonomy? Check out Brad Flickenger's professional development series in Atomic Mobilize.
Students get more and more tech savvy every year. How savvy? Check out the infographinc from Education Week below. Need help making sure your district is staying ahead of the curve? Check out what Atomic Learning has to offer.
This video is a sneak peak of Gayl Bowser's professional development series on using assistive technology when working with students that have special education needs. A special focus is on the Four Aspects of Competent AT Use by Janice Light: Operational, functional, strategic, and social skills. The full series focuses on applying these skills when utilizing assistive technology. The full series will be released later this month.
Want to learn more about this and other assistive technology professional development? Atomic Assist has over 5,000 video tutorials on common assistive technology software and hardware in addition to training on accessibility features built into commonly used products.
We have been posting a series of posts focusing on each segment of the Technology Adoption Curve in education: from the complete technophobe to the extreme early adopter. This edition focuses on the Laggard.
In a recent Case Study, we showcased Vacaville Christian Schools' 1:1 initiative. One teacher at Vacaville was so overwhelmed by the initiative that she quit rather than face her fear of the new technology requirement challenge in the classroom. This is not an extreme example, rather it highlights the dread some educators feel when it comes to facing new technology. The teacher in this tale is a Laggard.
This post is the first in a series of posts focusing on each segment of the Technology Adoption Curve in education: from the complete technophobe to the extreme early adopter. This edition focuses on the Late Majority.
Guest blog post by Josiah Loeffler, Authentication and Integration Specialist at Atomic Learning
In today’s digital world, everyone has multiple usernames and passwords to remember. Simplifying the login process could help your team integrate technology tools seamlessly into daily tasks. Did you know you can implement your Learning Management System login with the Atomic Learning site? With LDAP integration, your Active Directory login is used for accessing Atomic Learning tutorials. Atomic Learning also has Remote Authentication with Single Sign-On.
Atomic Learning invites you to attend the third (and final) webinar in a series of show and tell panel discussions. As did the previous 2 panel discussions, this webinar will allow you to learn more about the impact of iPads on students with special needs, provide the opportunity for you to ask about implementation tips or app features, and share what you have learned from your experience. The stories being shared may be in the form of classroom experience, a white paper, or a case study about a specific student's special needs.
We have been posting a series of posts focusing on each segment of the Technology Adoption Curve in education: from the complete technophobe to the extreme early adopter. This edition focuses on the Early Majority.
Everyday, kids are interacting with each other and with adults through social media, but how safe are they? Moreover, how concerned are parents of their child's safety? Minor Monitor posted this infographic on kid's safety on facebook-and how their parents moniter them.
At Atomic Learning, we've been talking quite a bit about Geoffrey Moore's book Crossing the Chasm. The book speaks to the technology adoption lifecycle and the various segments of the population adopt technology in different ways. A key component of the book refers to the chasm that must be crossed for new technology to be adopted. Moore describes the chasm in a way that is quite similar to K-12 educators:
I sometimes call it the Junior High Dance Problem, because there's the time when the boys are on one side of the gym and the girls are on the other side of the gym and it's like "I don't think this is ever going to start." And then at some time, it just collapses, and then everybody's in the middle of the dance floor. Technology adoption works a little bit like that.
Want to hear more from Geoffrey? Check out this YouTube video:
A recent study by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson and LudgerWoessmann of Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance & Education Next evaluated global achievement growth of students by year in reading, math, and science over a 19-year period. From the study:
Using information from all administrations of NAEP tests to students in all three subjects over this time period, we observe that student achievement in the United States is estimated to have increased by 1.6 percent of a standard deviation (std. dev.) per year, on average.
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