Monday, February 4, 2013

The 22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Must Have

One of the most popular articles I have written in this blog was about the 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Teacher should Have. This post has been used in several digital literacy courses in some universities in the States and also here in Canada, I also got it published in a couple of printed journals . Now that one year has elapsed since its first seeing the light I decided to revisit it again but this time adding more updates and organizing its content in a better and easy navigable way.

The skills I have mentioned here are essential to every teacher ( and student ) using technology in class, at home , or for professional development purposes. It also contains the best web tools that you can use to better hone in the targeted skill under which they are featured .These web tools can also empower you with the necessary know-how to effectively leverage the power of technology in education.

Please this is a work I have spent a lot of time and efforts on and I am so glad to share it with you but I also deserve to have due credit whenever you  use it somewhere else. Enjoy


Create and Edit Audio
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners 
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Use digital images in classroom 
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Use video content to engage students
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



 Use infographics to visually stimulate students
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Use Social networking sites to connect with colleagues and grow professionally
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :


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Create and deliver asynchronous presentations and training sessions
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :




Compile a digital e-portfolio for their own development
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :




be able to detect plagiarized works in students assignments
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Create screen capture videos and tutorials
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Use and provide students with task management tools to organize their work and plan their learning
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Use polling software to create a real-time survey in class
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Understand issues related to copyright and fair use of online materials
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



 Use digital assessment tools to create quizzes
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Use digital tools for time management purposes
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Use note taking tools to share interesting content with your students
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Annotate web pages and highlight parts of text to share with your class
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Use of online sticky notes to capture interesting ideas
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Use file sharing tools to share docs and files with students online 
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :



Create Engaging mind maps
 Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :




               Leverage the power of Digital Story telling in your classroom
                                    Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :




3 comments:

  1. Excellent post. Appreciate the time to collate it.

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  2. I love this list, it provided me with new resources. I usually use polleverywhere for my freshman courses to keep them engaged and it gives them an excuse to use cell-phones in the classroom!

    Thanks again for the info!

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