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Recommended Tech Skills

Here are my thoughts on technology skills I believe our next generation master teacher should possess:

  • Successfully integrated various technologies to engage students in 21st century learning.
  • Using data-informed technologies to drive instruction.
  • Uses social media and web 2.0 tools to collaborate, share and practice in professional development with other educators.
  • Successfully contributed online content demonstrating teaching practices. (i.e. wikis, blogs, webinars)
  • Demonstrated the use of technology to differentiate, personalize, and accelerate instruction.
  • Experienced delivering professional development using a wide variety of multimedia. (i.e. podcasts, videos, screencasts)
  • Proficient using interactive technologies to deliver instruction. (i.e. Interactive White Boards, Student Response Systems)
  • Worked with content learning management systems to develop lessons, courses, and assignments for students.
  • Understands the role of the various information systems (i.e. SIS, Gradebooks, CMS) and how it impacts student learning.
  • Demonstrated project-based learning strategies using technology platforms.
  • Demonstrated classroom management skills blending computer-based technologies with traditional classroom teaching strategies.
  • Shows interest in personal technologies.
  • Has a basic knowledge of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and has the ability to troubleshoot basic computer operations.

  1. January 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    These are all worthy aims, and as educators we hear a lot about integrating technology into our instruction and the power of web tools. But what are the specifics? When I speak to our district technology coordinators about ways to integrate them into my classroom, I get a lot of hemming and hawing without any real ideas or suggestions. For educators to really make use of this, we need true support and training from our districts, and quality technology coordinators that really know how to make these tools relevent.

    • January 15, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      Agreed, without the support of administrators or district technology folks, how can we expect these aims from our teachers. It is a combination of efforts from both ends. As a technology admistrator, I can not expect from my EdTech leads to continue their growth without support from my team. Our EdTech leadership program is designed for support and accountability to really bring technology integration to fruition in the classroom. Thanks for your comments!

  1. December 17, 2010 at 12:48 am

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