#edtech #elearning The School Technology Report: How I make a daily podcast at my elementary school using Atomic Learning.
#edtech #elearning The School Technology Report: a quick video of my students getting ready to do their daily podcast that is featured on iTunes.Read More
#edtech #ipad #elearning The School Technology Report: I test and review the iPad app Number Sense HD with my elementary students.Read More
#edtech #elearning – My review of using Atomic Learning in my school, I go over some of the implementation tools and documents that Atomic Learning provides.Read More
Last week I got the email back from Atomic Learning saying that all of my teachers have been added to their database. It took them less than 24 hours from when I sent in my list of teachers and email addresses to being up and running. They said it might take three days, so I love it when a company gets things done quicker than expected.
Tom, my rep with Atomic Learning, sent me an email that outlined how to get things started with my teachers. I had to put all of this aside for a week while I got through the rush of back to school, but now my classes have starting to flow smoothly so I can shift my focus back to Atomic Learning.
So the first thing I did this afternoon after I logged in was to go to the Support section and then to Getting Started. I found toturials and training on how to implement Atomic Learning in my school. Tom did a good job with his training so I sailed through the video tutorials.
The next thing I did was print out the 21st Century Skills Professional Develpment Worksheet. It is a simple one page worksheet that took me less than 5 minutes to fill out. I probably could have breezed through the worksheet in 90 seconds, but I want to do this right, so I spend a little time on each question to makes sure that I knew where I wanted all of this to go. The worksheet asked questions like: “Who will participate in the program?”
Next up; a poster to promote using Atomic Learning. I printed up a bunch of their ready-made full-color posters and filled in blanks with my school’s information. I am planning on putting one of these in each teacher’s mailbox on Monday.
The final thing that I did today was to open on of their sample emails to introduce Atomic Learning to teachers. I copied it and I am planning on emailing it to every teacher this Monday morning. I decided that Friday afternoon is not a good time to introduce and new idea to tired teachers.Read More
Our rationale for creating a Facebook page for our school is to “Go where our parents are.”
Since the majority of the parents of our students check their Facebook account daily, but only check our school webpage a few times a year, doesn’t it make sense for our school to have a Facebook page? For example, if we were about to have an Ice Cream Social and we put a notice on our webpage, very few parents would see it. But if we put the same notice on our Facebook page, most of our parents would now know about it.
Mr. Flick’s Guide for Creating a School Facebook Page:
- Go to www.facebook.com (if you are automatically logged in, you will need to log out so you go to the actual front page of Facebook.)
- Click on the link “Create a page.”
- Click “Local Business” and then select “Education” from the pull-down menu.
- Type in the name of your page, for example: Bethke Elementary School.
- Click the checkbox that says you’re the official representative for your school and you can do this.
- Click the “Create Official Page.”
- The next screen will ask you to log into your Facebook account.
- Fill out the appropriate information and upload some school photos (I wouldn’t upload any photos of students, just shots of the school and teachers)
- You now have a Facebook Page for you school.
Now make a link on your school website for people to go to your school’s Facebook page and ask your parents to “like” your school on Facebook.
Later, when you want to edit your school’s Facebook page just log into your Facebook account click on Accounts in the top right of the webpage and click “Manage Pages”
Check out our school’s website: www.BethkeElementary.com and click on our Facebook link to see what ours looks like.
Facebook for Educators – Atomic LearningRead More