Infographic: The State of Ed Tech

This infographic created by Lenovo and Intel shows the growth in ed tech, the scope of ongoing changes in educational technology, how the technology is being used, the growing trend in learning devices, and ultimately why schools should embrace mobility. If your district is looking for help with your mobile initiative, check out Atomic Mobilize, Atomic Learning's solution to help school leaders realize the impact of mobile devices in the classroom. Atomic Mobilize includes not only PD and planning tools, but also stories, examples and resources from fellow educators that illustrate how mobile devices can transform education and create highly personalized learning experiences for students. Learn more.
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This infographic created by Lenovo and Intel shows the growth in ed tech, the scope of ongoing changes in educational technology, how the technology is being used, the growing trend in learning devices, and ultimately why schools should embrace mobility.


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If your district is looking for help with your mobile initiative, check out Atomic Mobilize, Atomic Learning's solution to help school leaders realize the impact of mobile devices in the classroom. Atomic Mobilize includes not only PD and planning tools, but also stories, examples and resources from fellow educators that illustrate how mobile devices can transform education and create highly personalized learning experiences for students. Learn more.

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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.

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Why iPads are Important in Education

A recent blog post on wired.com discusses from a parent perspective why iPads (or mobile devices in general) are positively impacting education."It is not what the technology can do that makes it important, it is the way it has re-ignited passion and ideas in teachers."If your school or district is piloting an iPad initiative or considering a 1:1 mobile learning program, don't go it alone. Learn from other school leaders and educators who have gone through it and learn from their success, The Atomic Mobilize solution is a repository of online professional development resources and planning tools focusing on helping educators realize the full potential mobile devices provide in the classroom. Atomic Mobilize includes not only PD and planning tools, but also stories, examples and resources from fellow educators that illustrate how mobile devices can transform education and create highly personalized learning experiences for students. Whether you're just starting to think about or you've fully embraced the mobile revolution, we invite you to learn more about Atomic Mobilize by requesting more information.

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Providing Training Tools for Special Ed Directors & Assistive Tech Specialists

Atomic Learning provides special education teachers and paraprofessionals anytime, anywhere answers to questions about the assistive technology tools and devices students are using. Training tutorials also provide a tool to help keep general education teachers informed on the devices students need to be successful in the general ed setting. Atomic Learning’s Assistive Technology Professional Development Solution provides over 5,000 online video tutorials on common assistive technology software and hardware. Just-in-time training on accessibility features build into Microsoft® Office, Apple® iPad™, Windows® and Mac operating systems is also included.

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Despite Favoring Online Learning, Survey Shows Reluctance to BYOD Programs

A recent survey done by Blackboard, Inc. and Project Tomorrow® shows school district administrators endorse online classes and would even consider requiring students to take an online course prior to graduation. However, despite growing momentum and interest in online learning, the survey results also showed principals had reluctance to bringing mobile technology into the classroom. The Atomic Mobilize solution was developed for this very concern, to help bridge the technology-curriculum gap by sharing not only PD and planning tools, but also stories, examples and resources from fellow educators that illustrate how mobile devices can transform education and create highly personalized learning experiences for students. Atomic Learning invites you to learn more about the Atomic Mobilize solution here.

Create Teaching & Learning Initiatives Supported by iPads vs. iPad Initiatives Alone

A recent THE Journal article entitled Stop Buying iPads, Please discusses the popularity of iPads in education, and questions whether these schools and districts buying the iPads have a plan a place for the devices. "Let's create and publicize initiatives in teaching and learning that are supported by professional development, new curricula, authentic assessment, and yes, technology—along with all the other tools we know are part of true and lasting change in education." Enter Atomic Mobilize, a repository of online professional development resources and planning tools focusing on helping educators realize the full potential mobile devices provide in the classroom. Atomic Mobilize includes not only PD and planning tools, but also stories, examples and resources from fellow educators that illustrate how mobile devices can transform education and create highly personalized learning experiences for students. Learn more.

Integrating the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics

The introduction of new standards are creating quite a bit of stir and a bit of confusion. Not only have the CCSS changed the content being taught, more than half of the standards contain a technology component. To help with the change, Atomic Learning has developed Atomic TechCore to help educators implement the new standards.

The Costs of Common Core

In a recent article, Education Week reviewed ways to trim the cost of implementing the Common Core State standards. Suggestions to limit expenditures include: Moving away from hard-copy textbooks and doing more sharing of online materials. Using computer-administered technology to offer formative assessments. Delivering professional development through a mix of in-person and online instruction.  States, districts, and charter providers must be willing to stop purchasing goods and services from their existing vendors if they don't meet their current needs, and seek out new vendors willing to take advantage of the opportunities the new standards present.  While Atomic Learning agrees that all of the ideas have merit, we offer an additional solution: using a collaborative approach to plan the implementation of the new standards. Atomic TechCore includes: Planning tools for school leaders PD and lesson plans for teachers Lesson assignments for students Creating an efficient plan to implement the standards is the first step to reducing the overall costs of implementation. Atomic Learning has a tool to ensure school leaders and teachers use all resources currently available within their district, and determine which additional resources may be required.   Contact Atomic Learning for additional information about how the Atomic TechCore solution can help you with your implementation plan!

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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.