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12 May

Top 5 New Courses Including Hapara, Snapchat, and more!

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Who better to share what they think is the best of the best than those who determine what content is added to the Atomic Learning library? Our eLearning team recently shared with us what they thought were some of the top courses recently added to the site. We've also included why they think this content is so cool--we hope you agree!

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Target Instructional Needs with Atomic Learning

Learn how to setup a tech integration program for your school and use the power of Atomic Learning to find the right training solution for your technology needs.
 
Hapara

10 May

Using Hapara in Your Classroom - Guest Blog Post

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Who better to speak to using Hapara than the eLearning Contributor who developed the training himself?

Guest Blog Post by Ron Farrow, eLearning Contributor

One of the difficult tasks in the transition from analog to digital in the classroom, is how to make the process of sending and receiving work to students, accessing that work, and grading that work more efficient than paper and pencil.  Not only does it need to be efficient, but you want it to be as easy as possible so you avoid a huge learning curve for some new software or program.  Hapara makes interacting with students and utilizing digital work extremely easy.

 

Using Hapara’s tools, teachers can view and access student work at any time, all from the convenience of the teacher dashboard.  

29 Apr

OneNote for Organization and Collaboration - Guest Blog Post

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Who better to speak to using OneNote for Organization and Collaboration than the eLearning Contributor who developed the training herself?

Guest Blog Post by Teresa Potter, eLearning Contributor

There are a lot of note-taking applications available, each boasting an easy way to collect information. However, one of the points many of these programs miss is powerful tools to organize that information. Microsoft OneNote has not made this mistake.
 
Microsoft OneNote provides a powerful tool to collect, organize, and reference information in a wide variety of formats. It allows you to type and paste information and media anywhere you would like on the page. The formatting is much more fluid than a word processing program. You can create pages, sections, and groups of sections to organize your information, and you can even create entirely new notebooks to gather your information. You can also attach documents right to your pages. Students can attach a Powerpoint presentation they gave and then reflect on their work all on the same page, and the attachment becomes part of the OneNote notebook. OneNote also allows you to create audio and video recordings and to play them back within OneNote.

25 Apr

New Workshop: Target Instructional Needs with Atomic Learning

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​In the Target Instructional Needs with Atomic Learning online training course, you'll learn how to set up a successful technology integration program for your school or district. This workshop will discuss how to set instructional goals and how to align those goals with technology solutions. You'll also learn how to utilize the power of Atomic Learning to find the right, low-barrier training solution for your technology needs. Included with this course are resources to help you along the way, including goal templates, interactive forms, and resource lists broken into instructional categories.​

21 Apr

New Content Alert: Streaming Music, Logic Pro X, Targeting Instruction Workshop, and more!

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Atomic Learning recently added new courses to its training library, log in and check it out:

13 Apr

Target Instructional Needs - Guest Blog Post

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Who better to speak to instruction-focused technology integration than the eLearning Contributor who developed the training on this methodology himself?

 

Guest Blog Post by Ron Farrow, eLearning Contributor

 

I think as educators we are always looking out for what will have the most impact on student learning. We want to reach every student, all the time.  When it comes to technology, most teachers are not hesitant to include technology in their instruction, they just simply do not have the time for the major learning curve that often comes with the various programs or devices.  The issue with many technology integration programs is 3-fold:

  •     Overwhelming approach with a technology focus
  •     No time for learning curve
  •     Blanket training

In the Integration series for Atomic Learning, I discuss an instruction-focused approach to technology integration. By focusing on instruction and student learning, you eliminate the fear and anxiety that comes from new programs and new devices. You also begin to eliminate the learning curve for technology. The focus is on instruction, so the technology is targeted towards a specific goal.

12 Apr

Educators Benefit from SAMR Training Added to Training Library

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Atomic Learning recently added an online course on the SAMR model to its library.

"The new Atomic Learning training course on SAMR gives examples in English, Math, Social Studies, Science, World Language, Music, Art, Phy Ed, and even Assessment,” said the training’s developer and educator Stacci Barganz. “Teachers are encouraged to watch the examples both in their own subject area(s) and in other areas, because it may spark an idea that could be useful in their own classroom situation.”

The SAMR model was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, and it stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition.

08 Apr

Top 5 New Courses Including Minecraft, SAMR, Office 2016 Preview, and more!

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Who better to share what they think is the best of the best than those who determine what content is added to the Atomic Learning library? Our eLearning team recently shared with us what they thought were some of the top courses recently added to the site. We've also included why they think this content is so cool--we hope you agree!

Take a look, login, and learn!