What the Modern Teacher Should Be Able to Do

WOW-look at these excerpts from an article by Med Kharbach.  We all know that to be successful with 21st century skills, students need teachers who are skilled at the technologies required.  This list is daunting, but I imagine we need to determine how to ensure that the professional development for the list is underway for every teacher.  Link (to the complete article) provides some tools and is at the end of the blog post.  The site may be commercial in nature, but I do find the list and the tools to be compelling.

The 21st century teacher should be able to :

1- Create and edit  digital audio

2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners

3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students

4- Exploit digital images for classroom use

5- Use video content to engage students

6- Use infographics to visually stimulate students

7- Use Social networking sites to connect with colleagues and grow professionally

8- Create and deliver asynchronous presentations and training sessions

9- Compile a digital e-portfolio for their own development

10- Have a knowledge about online security

11- be able to detect plagiarized works in students assignments

12- Create screen capture videos and tutorials

13- Curate web content for classroom learning

14- Use and provide students with task management tools to organize their work and plan their learning

15- Use polling software to create a real-time survey in class

16- Understand issues related to copyright and fair use of online materials

17- Exploit  computer games for pedagogical purposes

18- Use digital assessment tools to create quizzes

19- Use of collaborative tools for text construction and editing

20- Find and evaluate authentic web based content

21- Use of mobile devices like tablets

22- Identify online resources that are safe for students browsing

23- Use digital tools for time management purpose

24- Learn about the different ways to use YouTube in your classroom

25- Use note taking tools to share interesting content with your students

26- Annotate web pages and highlight parts of text to share with your class

27- Use of online graphic organizers and printables

28- Use of online sticky notes to capture interesting ideas

29- Use of screen casting tools to create and share tutorials

30- Exploit group text messaging tools for collaborative project work

31- Conduct an effective search query with the minimum time possible

32- Conduct A Research Paper Using Digital Tools

33- Use file sharing tools to share docs and files with students online

Link to the full article is: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/33-digital-skills-every-21st-century.html

JW

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