9 Essential Digital Skills for Teachers

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In a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Whether you are a technological determinist or instrumentalist, technology has become an essential force shaping much of our teaching and pedagogical practices. It has also placed a number of demands and exigencies on us and to meet these exigencies we need to develop a set of key digital skills. In the chart below, we cited 9 digital skills that we believe are fundamentally important for any teacher. This chart is based on a previous work we published here in the past.

Digital Skills
Record and edit audio clips
Create annotated, interactive and engaging  video content

Create visually engaging content
Use social networking websites to create PLNs,  connect , discover new content, and grow professionally
Use blogs and wikis to create participatory spaces for students
Use Social bookmarking websites curate and  share resources with your class
Create Engaging presentations
Create digital portfolios
Create non-traditional quizzes