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This week I had some visitors at my school who were checking out the badges program that we use in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. They were amazed at how effective the program was, but were shocked that the students could use Atomic Learning. They thought that Atomic Learning tutorials were just for teachers.
I showed them one of the badges for Graphic Design where a student has to design an event poster for our school. They use Microsoft Publisher and in the instructions it simple says that if there is anything they do not remember or understand about using Publisher, they are to use Atomic Learning.
This is a huge time saver for me as a teacher, and if a 3rd grader can use Atomic Learning effectively, then none of us have an excuse.
Atomic Learning has just released two new trainings…
In the fight between old and new, there is only one app this online training course will use: iMovie®. With the release of Mac® OS X Mavericks®, there’s a new iMovie, and it’s pretty cool. Along with some interface changes, we’ll check out how to create movies and trailers, how to use the new iMovie Theater, and the different ways to share your iMovie creations. After we cover the new stuff, look for future releases, where you’ll learn more about how to get up and running with iMovie, from importing and sorting media, to adding effects, titles, and transitions.
Mac® OS X 10.9 Mavericks® is the totally free update to Apple’s® Mac OS X operating system. In this online training series, we’ll hit on some of the most popular new features first, checking out how to use tabs in the Finder and consolidate Finder windows by merging them into tabs, as well as reading books in iBooks® for Mac, and searching for and sharing Maps locations and directions. After those bases are covered, watch for deeper dives into how to get started using Mac OS X, including using the Finder and Dock, tagging files, using Notification Center, integrating Facebook® and Twitter™ into the OS, and using Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Messages. Although many changes are subtle, the powerful Mavericks moves you one step closer to total integration with all your devices through social networking and iCloud®. Check out this series to learn how to get started.
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Is your district struggling to understand the basics of the Common Core State Standards and how to prepare students with special education needs to meet or exceed those standards? Atomic Learning's new series by Amanda Peters focuses on new challenges and opportunities presented by the Common Core for learners with disabilities. Check out the video intro below.
This course can be useful for all educators who need to understand the Common Core, not just special education teachers. It provides an overview of standards that call for technology, something every educator working on helping students reach the Common Core Standards needs to know. This training also provides helpful suggestions on assistive technology that may be used to help students with disabilities. Key ideas addressed in this video:
This course will be available for customers subscribing to Atomic TechCore and Atomic Assist. Don't have access? Request more information about how your school can prepare students with special education needs to master the Common Core State Standards.
My friends over at Atomic learning recently added a training series that helps educators flip their classrooms.
Flipped teaching has become a popular practice in which students learn new content online by watching videos, usually at home, and the classroom time then offers teachers more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing.
This online training series provides educators an overview of what flipped learning is and provides tips and tricks for creating videos for use when flipping a classroom. The training can be found at http://www.atomiclearning.com/flipped-classroom-training.Read More