Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Essential Technology Skills for Educators

I have compiled a list of the essential technology skills for educators. I hope this list will help teachers in self-assessment of their computer skills.

The essential technology skills for educators are:

Internet skills to navigate the World Wide Web and search effectively.

Word processing skills to complete written tasks

Database skills to create tables, store, retrieve, and query data

Electronic presentation skills to create and give electronic presentations

E-mail management skills to open, compose, and archive messages, send attachments and create e-mail folder

Digital cameras and digital image editing skills to transfer, edit, and print out images

Digital video skills

Podcasting skills

Understanding social networking

Wikis

  • About Wiki
  • PB Wiki is as "easy as making a peanut butter sandwich."
  • Wikispaces has 100,000 free K-12 Plus wikis.
  • Schtuff.com has nice features like tagging, custom permissions, and an image gallery.
  • Seedwiki has no ads and no limits on the number of wikis or number of pages the users can create.

Blogs

Computer network knowledge to understand how the school network works and access online folders

File management & Windows Explorer skills to manage computer files

Download and install software and ebooks from the Internet

Blackboard teaching skills to create online courses, quizzes, and exams, view student work, create discussions, and evaluate projects

Videoconferencing skills to use a videoconferencing classroom and understand the basics of teaching with videoconferencing

Computer related storage devices (CDs, DVDs, USB drives, and external hard drives)

Scanner knowledge to scan document and save them on the hard drive

Multimedia and website copyright issues

Computer security

1 comment:

Skip Zalneraitis said...

This is a very thoughtful thing to do. It is an excellent list.