Atomic Learning

With not enough hours in the day to teach, let alone satisfy the Common Core requirements, it’s hard for teachers to keep up with two major  demands on their time—taking on more professional development and learning emerging and existing technology.
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With not enough hours in the day to teach, let alone satisfy the Common Core requirements, it’s hard for teachers to keep up with two major  demands on their time—taking on more professional development and learning emerging and existing technology. • Retail price: $99 for a personal license; significant discounts for district-wide licensing.

With not enough hours in the day to teach, let alone satisfy the Common Core requirements, it’s hard for teachers to keep up with two major demands on their time—taking on more professional development and learning emerging and existing technology. Enter Atomic Learning. With its 55,000 tutorials on 250 applications, teachers can quickly and easily stay current on both.

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Quality and Effectiveness: Atomic Learning (AL)’s tutorials are designed to answer questions as briefly and concretely as possible. Running times range from 3 to 5 minutes, with many tutorials running under 2 minutes. If you miss something the first time, catching up is easy. The tutorials offer step-by-step instructions and a playlist of available clips that allows users to choose just the ones they want. For example, in iMovie, you can go from the basics of getting started to the technical details of trimming audio clips to creating video effects. Plus, if there’s something not covered, you can ask a member of the AL online support staff, and an answer will be emailed to you.

Ease of Use: With AL’s new interface, searching and customizing content is easy. Everything is accessible from the home page. Users can find answers to tech questions, browse available trainings and projects, learn and apply 21st-century skills, concepts, and themes to the classroom, and keep track of individual training. Need a quick brush-up? Just enter a specific question or keyword and choose your application. Results can be filtered by version and platform and saved for future searches. Teachers wishing to align their curriculum with the Common Core standards can also browse trainings by subject, state standards, or ISTE NETS-S.

Creative Use of Technology: Atomic Learning’s biggest asset is its ability to break down technical information into manageable, easily digested bites by using clear narration and simple, yet precise, animation to answer specific questions. While it’s important to understand the technology, AL shows teachers how to apply it with comprehensive, adaptable tech-integration projects and new, 21st-century, theme-specific projects. All tutorials are available in Flash or QuickTime and can be closed-captioned. Many are also available in Spanish. For PD on the go, AL is now on the iPad as a free download for members.

Suitability for Use in a School Environment: AL is also a powerful tool for administrators, who can assign staff trainings, track results, and create reports. It also helps technology directors gauge professional development needs at both the site and the district level. While access to administrative tools is based on individual permission levels, teachers with access can also assign tutorials and projects to their classes, give due dates, and track students’ progress in e-portfolios. Teachers can also assign tutorials to themselves and mark the most useful as favorites. As a plus, teachers can earn grad credits by completing workshops and projects through Atomic Learning’s partnership with Learner’s Edge and Augustana College.


• 55,000 tutorials on 250 applications

• Short, step-by step tutorials tailored to specific how-to’s of applications

• Easily adaptable tech-integration projects for classroom instruction and student interaction

OVERALL RATING:Atomic Learning brings creativity and innovation into the 21st-century classroom by not only modeling the effective use of digital-age tools in developing authentic learning and assessment, but by demonstrating how these concepts look in practice. In today’s school environment, technology rules, and with its ongoing professional development in educational technology, AL is putting the power of learning where it belongs—in the hands of the teachers and students who use it.



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New to Atomic Learning: Evernote Training

The new online training course from Atomic Learning begins with a tutorial on creating an account and installing Evernote on your device(s). Next, you'll be guided on how to create notes and add media on desktop clients, the Web service and on mobile devices. Learn to use the search function, sorting, tagging, and notebooks to keep your notes organized and accessible. Finally, learn how you can increase its functionality by exploring the Evernote Trunk. The Evernote training series is exclusive to the Atomic Mobilize solution from Atomic Learning, contact us to learn more.

Atomic Learning Helps CIOs/Tech Directors Focus on Larger Initiatives

By answering the “How do I...?” questions that can take up much of a Tech Teams’ day, Atomic Learning’s on-demand tutorials free up time, allowing staff to focus on larger initiatives, while still providing the support teachers need to successfully implement and integrate technology in the classroom. To learn more, visit the Atomic Learning website.

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Atomic Learning App Now Available Free in iTunes

Educators now have one-touch access to training and resources to meet district challenges and learning objectives with the Atomic Learning App – available for free download in the Apple iTunes store. Users can search for training by a key phrase or browse by topic, application or category (projects, workshops, tutorials or custom training). Also available in the Atomic Learning App is a library of current professional development topics with the ability to activate push notifications to notify users of updates on featured and new resources. With the rapid growth of mobile initiatives, Atomic Learning recognized the need for easy-to-access, high-quality digital training resources,” said Dan Meyer, CEO at Atomic Learning. “The app fulfills this need—for teachers and students alike. ” The Atomic Learning App not only provides mobile access to the Atomic Learning solutions, but also gives users the ability to download training videos to the app for access when wifi or cellular data service is not available. Users can also access their favorites and assignments by logging into their account from the Atomic Learning App. A share feature allows users to share training videos with colleagues and earned certificates of completion through email, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook with ease.  The Atomic Learning App provides access to Atomic Integrate, Atomic Assist and Atomic Mobilize resources (based on subscription).  To download the Atomic Learning App, visit: An overview video of the Atomic Learning App gives a thorough tour of the app’s functionality:

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Curriculum Directors: Engage Lesson Plans with Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning’s direct linking feature helps Curriculum Directors and educators with lesson planning; they are able to include tutorials in lessons for students to learn anytime, anywhere.  This training supports students with varying levels of technology skills and the ability to learn through flipped classrooms. With Atomic Learning, Curriculum Directors are able to infuse educators with the confidence to integrate technologies into their teaching, learning and assessments. Learn more about the Atomic Learning solution.

Atomic Mobilize From Atomic Learning Wins Tech & Learning Award of Excellence

Atomic Learning has earned an Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning magazine. The company’s Atomic Mobilize product, a professional development solution that helps educators realize the full potential of mobile devices in the classroom, was selected as a winner in the “New Product” category by a panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 150 entries. Atomic Mobilize includes professional development and planning tools, as well as stories, examples and resources from fellow educators that illustrate how mobile devices can transform education and create highly personalized learning experiences for students.

The New Tech Tutors

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