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.
- Search Engines and Directories
- Effective Searching Strategies
- Internet Safety
- Deep Web Directory
Word processing skills to complete written tasks
Database skills to create tables, store, retrieve, and query data
- Microsoft Access
- Zoho Creator -- an online database application for surveys, inventories, and data collection.
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
Understanding social networking
- General Social Networks: MySpace , Facebook
- Photo Social Networks: Flickr, Picasa , BubbleShare
- Video Social Networks: YouTube , Google Video , Viddler
- Professional Social Networks - Innocentive, LinkedIn
- Technology Social Network - digg , techcrunch
- Popular eLearning Networks: Moodle , eLearning Guru , NiceNet
- 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.
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
- Ad-Aware - Spyware Removal Software
- Windows Defender -- Spyware protection for free
- Helping you Prevent and Remove Adware, Spyware, Viruses and Other Malware