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Atomic Learning is a collection of hundreds of free online training and professional development video tutorials for educators. As educators, we all know that there is never enough time in the school year to search for and review new technology. With that in mind, every quarter the SABES PD Center for Distance Learning (DL) and Technology Support will showcase five Atomic Learning tutorials for you to try in your classroom.

To access each quarter’s Atomic Learning tutorials:

  1. Go to the home page for the SABES PD Center for DL and Technology Support
  2. Sign up for Welcome to Atomic Learning: Tech Tool Tutorials on the SABES Calendar

You will then receive an email confirming your enrollment and providing Quinsigamond Community College Blackboard login information. This will also give you access to the full Atomic Learning repository.

The first five Atomic Learning tutorials for FY18 are:

  1. Tech for Students with Learning Disabilities (49 minutes total): In a series of short videos, this module introduces five tech tools, most of which are Chrome extensions. You will learn how to use these tools to support the reading, writing, and organizational skills of students with learning disabilities.
  2. QR Codes in the Classroom (47 minutes total): How do you put all those cell phones in the classroom to work? In this series of short videos, you will learn how to create and save QR codes and how to use QR Codes in and out of the classroom.
  3. Twitter for Educators (8 minutes total): We have all seen the power of Twitter. Many of our adult learners are already following celebrities, professional athletes, and other high-profile individuals. In a series of very short videos, Twitter for Educators examines and provides examples of how Twitter can be part of instruction and explains how to use Twitter to access educational experts from around the world for your own professional growth.
  4. Tech Integration Tips and Tricks (46 minutes total): This series of very short videos (from 47 seconds to 7 minutes) highlight a number of online tools. Some examples include using interactive presentation tools, such as Nearpod or Blendspace, to create more engaging presentations, creating a custom search engine in Google to streamline your Internet searches for quality resources, and using online quiz generators, such as Quizlet and EduCanon.
  5. Kahoot (41 minutes total): Kahoot allows you to gather data to inform your instruction in real time. It can be accessed by your learners through the Internet from different devices, including cell phones. The short videos in this module present how to create pre-assessment, formative, and summative assessments and how to launch a survey in class and have your learners complete it on their cell phone, tablet, or computer.

Welcome to Atomic Learning: Tech Tool Tutorials will be available to you 24/7 as a resource. Please choose one or more tutorials and put it (or them) into practice with your learners. We’d then love for you to share your experience with your colleagues in the resource’s discussion board. The goal is for this course to become a resource for the adult education instructional field.

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Dempsey-O’Connell, Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment, at 508-854-4238 or via email (poconnell@qcc.mass.edu).

PD Center: 
DL and Technology