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Monday, October 10, 2011

Digital Learning Environments

Here is another extremely resourceful site for teachers.  Not only does this one page provide a wealth of links to Web 2.0 tools but also includes resource pages on topics such as digital storytelling, Web 2.0 from A-Z, Animation Tools, web tools for collaboration, web tools for math, and more! 

Among the various resource pages on this site, there is a 4-part series called "20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have."

I wholeheartedly agree that this list begins to give teachers an idea of the skills they will need.  Here are those 20 skills you should have a good working knowledge of to be considered a "tech-savvy teacher." The list includes these 20 skills:

1.    Google Tools Knowledge
2.    Google Earth Knowledge
3.    Wiki Knowledge
4.    Blogging Knowledge
5.    Spreadsheets Skills
6.    Database Skills
7.    Social Bookmarking Knowledge
8.    Social Networking Knowledge
9.    Web Resources in content area
10.    Web Searching skills
11.    Web2.0 Tools
12.    Interactive White Board skills (SmartBoard and Promethean)
13.    Website design and management skills
14.    Presentation Tools
15.    IM knowledge
16.    Video and Podcasting
17.    RSS feeds
18.     Mobile and Handheld Computing
19.    Virtual Worlds
20.    Collaboration & Communication Tools

As part of this series, there are four pages that provide links to specific tools used to address each of the 20 skills above.  All in all, another resource that is jam-packed with tools for you to choose from!


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