The Technology Skills Every Teacher Should Have!

Educators, I know you have a lot to do so as to be a master teacher. We are information purveyors, counselors, graders, caregivers, and entertainers. And now we need to know about this technology stuff. Yes, we do need to know about this technology stuff. Students today are technology natives. They were raised using and intuitively understanding all these gadgets. Research has indicated that their brains are literally wired differently because of this technological environment in which they are being raised.

Essential skills for teachers

So, you also need to be fluent in technology so as to be able to excite and motivate your students to learn. Here is a source for you to check your tech skills. From The Journal, “20 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have!” (

  1. Word Processing Skills
  2. Spreadsheets Skills
  3. Database Skills
  4. Electronic Presentation Skills
  5. Web Navigation Skills
  6. Web Site Design Skills
  7. E-Mail Management Skills
  8. Digital Cameras
  9. Computer Network Knowledge Applicable to your School System
  10. File Management & Windows Explorer Skills
  11. Downloading Software From the Web (Knowledge including eBooks)
  12. Installing Computer Software onto a Computer System
  13. WebCT or Blackboard Teaching Skills
  14. Videoconferencing skills
  15. Computer-Related Storage Devices (Knowledge: disks, CDs, USB drives, zip disks, DVDs, etc.)
  16. Scanner Knowledge
  17. Knowledge of PDAs
  18. Deep Web Knowledge
  19. Educational Copyright Knowledge
  20. Computer Security Knowledge

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