I read a post by Laura Turner on the Digital Learning Environments site that I wanted to share with you.
"20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have" made me pause and wonder about the technology strengths and weaknesses that I possess. I think I know quite a bit about many of the skills listed below, but do I know enough to help others? I think that is where laziness has set in. I probably know more than many of my peers and staying at that level of knowledge is nothing short of lazy because it serves no one except myself. I need to gain a more in-depth knowledge of these skills and share.
Realistically, you would probably not use all of these technologies, but you should be knowledgeable about each of them and how it could be/might be used in a classroom. At the least, I hope you will increase your knowledge in a few of these areas and then share what you know with others!
Here are the "20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have:"
- Google Tools Knowledge
- Google Earth Knowledge
- Wiki Knowledge
- Blogging Knowledge
- Spreadsheets Skills
- Database Skills
- Social Bookmarking Knowledge
- Social Networking Knowledge
- Web Resources in content area
- Web Searching skills
- Web2.0 Tools
- Interactive White Board skills (SmartBoard and Promethean)
- Website design and management skills
- Presentation Tools
- IM knowledge
- Video and Podcasting
- RSS feeds
- Mobile and Handheld Computing
- Virtual Worlds
- Collaboration & Communication Tools
20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have, Part 3
20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have, Part 4