In this weekly blog, our own Emily Jeanes gives readers the lowdown on web apps that educators can use inside Haiku Learning. Emily is the very first Haiku Learning Sales Engineer. Edtech ninja, sci-fi writer, and proud transfer from our award-winning Client Services team, she brings with her a passion for researching, playing with and integrating awesome educational tools into Haiku Learning. Like Haiku Learning, she likes to think she plays well with others.
What is Atomic Learning?
From their site: "Originally founded by a group of technology educators, Atomic Learning understands the unique challenges educators face when integrating technology into the classroom, and is dedicated to helping schools and districts support educators in making meaningful use of technology to ensure it impacts student achievement."
With a robust library of technology-related professional development and educational assessments, tutorials, and videos, Atomic Learning covers areas such as "effective online learning, internet safety, avoiding plagiarism" as well as Common Core aligned technology content, development, computer science related topics, and over 250 commonly used sofware applications and tech tools.
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- Integration Type: LTI
- Website: https://www.atomiclearning.com/
- Price: Paid Service
- Host URL: https://www.atomiclearning.com/lti_tool
- Key/Secret: Contact Atomic Learning directly for more details: email@example.com
What does it look like in Haiku Learning?
As a teacher, when adding an LTI Activity to your class, Atomic Learning will automatically present you with a great search screen, searchable and filterable by application (Adobe, Dreamweaver, Google Drive), topic (21st Century Skills, Common Core, Mobile Learning) and/or category (Mac vs. PC, How-to's, Workshops).
Here's the Atomic Learning search screen. Credit: Atomic Learning
Select which areas of the overall Tutorial you want to use, then Preview your Selections, and Submit. The item will be attached to your Activity in Haiku Learning and embedded for students on the Page of your choice. Easy stuff!
Atomic Learning will keep track of videos and materials watched as students make their way through the lessons.
Here's an Atomic Learning video embedded into a Haiku Learning class. Credit: Atomic Learning
Why should I try it?
Atomic Learning's LTI integration hits a lot of the great notes we love: fully embedded, with SSO and SSL, a huge inventory of variable skillsets and subject areas. But, I also love that they track each student's completion and interaction with objects within a lesson. Videos pop-up easily within the embedded frame (awesome), and look great no matter what size of column you select in Haiku Learning.
I was able to get Atomic Learning set-up and installed in a matter of minutes at the ISTE booth last year. It's easy, fast, responsive, and fills a need any school or organization has using technology. And for that, I think they're pretty great. Looking to help teachers embrace technology of any kind? Try them out!
For Haiku Learning customers: Are you already using Atomic Learning in your class? Share how you're using it in our Community Forum!
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