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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.

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. Two World War II reference apps for the iPad Review When I was about 10 years old, I decided it was time to graduate from the Scholastic Reader-approved books of my youth to what I determined was meatier, more adult fare. I checked out a book from the library about World War II—it may well have been one of those Time-Life overviews of the war that doubtlessly make serious historians cringe. But for a 10-year-old it was just the sort of stuff to spark an interest in history that continues to this day. The 10-year-olds of 2012 have more sophisticated tools at their disposal in the form of Apple’s iPad. And that’s given developers a chance to use the iPad’s touch interface and multimedia support to make history come alive in ways that few people probably imagined back in 1982. I’ve recently spent some time with a pair of apps—World War II Interactive and Timeline World War 2—that take the same information about the war that I pored over decades ago and present it in an eye-popping new fashion.

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. 11 Resources for Teaching & Learning Web Safety Over the last three plus years I've reviewed a lot of resources related to web safety. Here are some of my favorite resources for teaching web safety. Welcome to the Web is a series of lessons for teaching young students how to navigate the Internet. There are seven lessons in the series although the first lesson is really just an introduction to the site.

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. The Five Essentials of Technology Facilitators: Successful On-Site Help for Technology Integration 4/1/2005 By: Cheryl Whitfield Many school administrators ask themselves the question, “What can I do to help my teachers integrate technology into their daily lesson plans?” Hiring the right person to assist and support the teachers is a step in the right direction.

Youth Voices What is the AYV Community? The AYV Community is a network of thousands of educators around the globe fostering young people’s creativity. Members enjoy free access to a comprehensive collection of media making curriculum, video tutorials, and professional development tools. Learn and collaborate with educators, upload youth media for feedback, request support with technical issues, and participate in a movement of educators unleashing young people’s creative potential. Testimonials “It doesn’t matter if you only have one old camera and a laptop, or a whole lab with new equipment.

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