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10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have

10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have
Earlier this month, I wrote "10 Important Skills Students Need for the Future." After reading a few articles about specific tech skills, I thought I write what I think are the 10 Important Tech Skills Students Need. 1. Internet Search - students need to know how to do a proper internet search, using search terms and modifiers. This skill is needed for school, work and life in general.Tips on Better Searches (from Google)Infographic on Better SearchesCommon Craft Video on Web Search Strategies 2. 3. Free Tech Tips and HelpTechEase - technology tipsOnline Tech Tips - hardware, software, and moreTech Support help 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. What do you think are the top tech skills students need to know? As "MisterS" pointed out in the comments, I'm missing an important one: 11.

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Are you a 21st century teacher? « Auxiliary Brain I have been wondering about the thousands of complaints I get from my colleagues while I use technology in my classes or wheen I schedule an extra-curricular activity.Many of the complaints I get are about the “you excite the students too much,and they refuse to focus on the lesson”.I would agree that my colleagues’ complaints might be true to a great extent.I accept that the students get hyper-active and too enthusiastic to see what’s coming next even in my classes while using the computer. I would ,however, redirect my colleagues’ questions and complaints to the following: Why do our students get too excited and active during or immediately after a tech-led lesson? Why do they lose focus in other classes, while they become totally engaged when they interact with technology?

How to make a Mobius bagel: Sliced just right the breakfast snack makes linked halves with curious mathematical properties By Damien Gayle Published: 17:25 GMT, 14 November 2012 | Updated: 17:25 GMT, 14 November 2012 A mathematically inspired sculptor has demonstrated how to slice a single bagel into two interlocking halves with one long slice. Web 20.11 - Web 2.0 for 2011 - resources, tips, ideas from Discovery Education Web 20.11 is Discovery Education's FREE Web 2.0 for 2011 resource page. On it, you can access great content on Internet Safety, Media Literacy and links to Web 2.0 Tools. The site is rich with little flash videos detailing the explanation and use of Web 2.0 Tools in the classroom. 20.11 Tools are listed in the following categories: Presentation Tools, Video Tools, Mobile Tools, Community Tools. There is also a Tech Tips blog with ideas and tips for using different tech tools to help your students learn. This is a great resource for new teachers and veterans to learn about Web 2.0 tools.

Google for Educators Resources Google for Education Resources Why and How to Use Google in Education: Free (or really cheap for Apps for Education compared to Microsoft) and less IT support needed. 18 Ways iPads Are Being Used In Classrooms Right Now iPads are quickly becoming a popular and powerful educational tool for classrooms. Beyond the immediate benefit of engaging students, iPads can improve education efficiency and standards. However, many teachers are unsure of how to use them effectively. For Each to Excel:Preparing Students to Learn Without Us Here's what I wonder: Can my 12-year-old son Tucker, a kid who lives for anything having to do with basketball, learn just about every math concept he needs to be successful in life in the context of playing the game he loves? I posed that question on my blog a few months ago, and the post elicited more than 60 responses from readers who connected basketball to the study of bivariate data, complex equations, statistical analysis, slope, variables, predicting outcomes, probability, geometric shapes, mean, median, mode, averages, arc, force, angles, percentages, fractions, linear inequalities, volume, speed, mass, acceleration, and dozens of other concepts that are no doubt part of Tucker's K–12 math curriculum (Richardson, 2010). And when I showed him some of the great ideas that teachers had left on my blog, he lit up. "Really?" he asked. "I could do that?"

God Worried He Fucked Up His Children THE HEAVENS—Saying that maybe He wasn’t around enough and could have expressed His divine love a little better throughout the history of mankind, Our Lord God and Almighty Father expressed concern Thursday that He might have fucked up His children. In a frank conversation with reporters, God said it’s not hard to see that all 7 billion of His children are “pretty screwed up” and that many of them are hopelessly maladjusted and unfit to live healthy, normal lives. “I love my sons and daughters equally, but was I present as much as I could have been? Probably not,” said the Divine Creator, pointing to the human race’s emotional volatility, existential angst, and lack of any real direction as evidence of His failure.

Top 5 Apps for Administrators to learn and use Top 5 Apps for Administrators I am not an administrator (yet) but in my past life I was a project engineer and I really wish I had some of these tools back then (ok, we had email). I do help the administration and work on many projects at school and these 5 apps have helped me. I do use a lot of other apps on a daily basis, but I think that these are the top 5 apps that administrators should learn and use, especially if they are new to Web 2.0 and Social Networking.

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