Atomic Learning Is Going Away In June

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ISD’s Atomic Learning Subscription Ending In June

We are writing to let you know that the Educational Tech Department has decided to end our district’s subscription to Atomic Learning effective June 25, 2017.

Consequently, staff will no longer be able to access Atomic Learning resources effective June 26, 2017.

What Does This Mean for You?

We want staff to be able to continue using Atomic Learning through the end of the subscription. As a result, staff will still be able to view and receive pay for watching Atomic Learning videos until June 25.

In order to receive compensation, staff must submit compensation requests and activity logs to the Educational Technology Office by the end of the workday June 26. Instructions for accessing compensation are available on Connect.

How Can I Receive Compensation for Tech Learning After June 25?

The Ed Tech Department recognizes the importance of providing a variety of opportunities for staff to learn and grow in the use of technology to support powerful instruction. We also recognize that for many staff, the summer provides a prime opportunity to not only learn about new digital tools, but it also provides time to reflect on how best to use those tools in their classrooms.

To support professional development for teachers, the Ed Tech Department will offer a series of face-to-face classes this summer for staff. Additionally, we have chosen a new platform for online professional development. Details on this new platform will be coming soon and in time for you to use this summer. We believe that both the in-person opportunities, and our new online learning platform, will support staff in their desire to grow in their practice this summer.

Resources

If you are interested in receiving compensation for your work on Atomic Learning, please review the instructions here.  Your Ed Tech TOSAs are also available to help you.

Have you checked out the PD Calendar?

Have you checked out the PD Calendar?

We are curating ISD and other tech trainings on Bits & Pieces’ PD Calendar Pages.

This is a great place to find trainings and classes to help you with integrating technology to support powerful teaching and learning.

Below you’ll find a list of trainings coming up in November.

Happy Halloween!

November 1

Gradecam Go at Sunny Hills  (4:00-5:00)

November 3

Connect Support at Pacific Cascade (7:40-9:40)

Report Cards at Creekeside (4:00-5:00)

November 3

OneNote Classroom Notebook at Maywood (2:35-3:35)

November 5

Code.org Workshop at the Administration Building (8:00-3:00)

November 7

Homeroom at Endeavour (3:30-4:30)

Excel at Discovery (4:00-5:00)

Homeroom at Grand Ridge (4:00-5:00)

November 8

ITP Launch (3:15-4; 4:15-5:00)

Homeroom at Sunset (4:00-5:00)

November 10

Appy Hour at Beaver Lake Middle School (2:40-3:40)

November 15

Collecting Data at IVE (3:30-4:30)

Skyward Report Cards at Cascade Ridge (3:30-4:30)

November 17

Gradecam Go, Homeroom, Connect and Skyward at Beaver Lake (2:40-3:40)

Connect at Challenger (3:30-4:30)

November 22

Edmodo at Beaver Lake Middle School (2:40-3:40)

November 29

Kahoot! and Google Forms at Skyline High School (2:45-3:45)

Atomic Learning Hold

  
Atomic Learning has changed the way tutorials are logged and reported. 

Unfortunately their new system does not accurately record time spent viewing the webinars and tutorials within the detailed activity log.

Compensation for tutorials/webinars viewed on or after 3/29/16 is suspended until further notice. We hope to have this resolved soon. 

We are working with Atomic Learning to correct the situation.

Activity logs prior to 3/29/16 may still be submitted for compensation.

Please contact Diana Eggers if you have questions.

Twitter Next Up In Our Winter Tech Series

 

Winter Tech Classes 2016 - 1 DownThank you to all who attended our class on OneDrive and Office 365 on Saturday. We have two more classes in our Winter Tech Series. The next is a class on engaging students and parents using Twitter. Check out the information below.

Using Twitter To Engage Students and Parents

February 11  4:15 – 5:15

Issaquah High School – Room 2308

Come learn how you can use Twitter as an effective communication tool in the classroom with students, on the web with parents and at home for professional growth. This class will also spend time looking at what the Responsible Use Guide says about using Twitter safely with students.

Padlet – Get Your Students Sharing In Seconds

March 1 4:15 – 5:15

Issaquah High School – Room 2308

Padlet is a blank canvas on the web that anybody with a device connected to the internet can access. No account management necessary. Students simply visit a weblink and then start posting comments, pictures, documents and videos. In this session we will make sure you know how to use Padlet effectively and get set-up  so that you can start using it right away.

OneDrive & OneNote w/Office 365

Have you signed up for our upcoming class about Office 365?

Come learn about using the powerful tools that Office 365 has to offer. The class will be taught by Becky Keene a Microsoft Expert Educator, and general tech extraordinaire. This class is eligible for tech pay.

Sign up here.

Details below.

January 30  8 AM – 12:15 PM

Pacific Cascade Middle School – Room 1008

Learn how to access and use OneDrive and OneNote via Office365. At the end of this class, you will be able to:
• Login, setup your profile and adjust settings within Office365
• Login, access, create, share files and use key features in OneDrive for Business
• Create, edit, share and collaborate using Office Online
• Understand the basics of OneNote
• Understand how to use OneDrive and Office Online for collaboration