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The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively

The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively
I just came across this awesome graphic shared by our colleagues in teachthought and I found it really interesting. The graphic features 7 habits of the highly effective teachers using technology. Even though the habits mentioned are generic , they still reflect part of the digital behavior teacher should embrace when using technology in their class. What is really interesting in this graphic is that all of these 7 habits are also the same features we find in people with " growth mindset ". Without any further ado, I ll let you go through these 7 habits and don't forget to let us know what you think of them. Priginal source of the graphic is always prepped Related:  robindi

How Teachers Use Technology: The Latest Research Back in 2011, I wrote a post about the "New Digital Divide." Based on Pew Research data from 2011, it was apparent that, while many previously marginalized populations now had more access to the Internet, these populations were accessing the Internet mostly through mobile devices, which are limiting, especially when trying to build and create online or access job applications or opportunities. Just this past week, Pew released a new study called How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms. Who's Connected and Who Isn't As a member of a large online community of educators through Twitter and other social media outlets, I know how much of an impact the Internet has had on educators and their classrooms across the world. One important finding that more of us in education need to pay attention to is the fact that "75% of AP and NWP teachers say the Internet and other digital tools have added new demands to their lives." Same Old Digital Divide

27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher The term ’21st century teacher’ has been met with a bit of backlash over the past year or so. I’ve seen it pop up all over the place (including Edudemic of course) as a term to describe a ‘modern’ or ‘connected’ or ‘digital’ teacher. Basically, we all seem to trying to find the best term for a teacher who uses technology to enhance learning. Since that is quickly becoming the vast majority of teachers in many countries, there almost seems to be no reason to have a different name for something like this. So I’ll just stick with ‘digital teacher’ and move on. See Also: A Day In The Life Of A Connected Educator The terminology is not important. All of these goals are important and, more importantly, they’re detailed in Edudemic posts every day. So if you’re looking for tips, activities, or simply want to quickly know what it takes to become a modern / connected / 21st century / digital teacher, then use this visual as a jumping-off point to get you on your way.

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About Steve is in the back, uploading your file We're sorry, but we could not find what you are looking for. Global Digital Citizen Foundation © 2015|terms & conditions|privacy policy How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning? : KQED Education | KQED Public Media for Northern CA You can respond to this Do Now using Twitter, G+, Instagram, or Vine. Be sure to include #TeachDoNow in your response. Follow us on Twitter at @KQEDedspace and join our Google+ Community. For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Click here to go back to the #TeachDoNow course Do Now How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning? Introduction Kids are learning everywhere. Clarissa is a 17-year-old aspiring screenwriter, growing up in a working-class household in the San Francisco Bay Area. This week we will examine the role of school in this larger context by working together as a community to explore physical learning spaces, course design and scheduling, assessment, learning activities, connections with the school community and the world, and other issues surrounding the design and implementation of 21st Century, Connected Learning Environments. Our driving design questions: Who are the students in our classrooms today? Resources More Resources

10 Awesome New Web Tools for Teachers As is usual here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, every two weeks, I share with you here a list of the most recently released web tools that might probably have some educational potential for your teaching and learning contexts. It's been 7 months ago since I added this section featuring lists of educational web tools to my blog. You can check it to view the lists I shared there so far.These lists are particularly created to help those of you who are busy and have no time left to go online and hunt for the new releases in the world of educational technology. What you see in these lists are web tools other edubloggers have reviewed in their websites and blogs. Check out what I have curated for you during the last couple of weeks and let me know what you think of them. 1- Widbook An easy online platform to write books, share stories and add photos and video. Search by topic or exam. Silk is a place to publish your collections. 4- Tagboard 5- Shareor 6- Memofon 7- Wonderville

What Will It Take to Close the Adult Digital Literacy Gap? As new technology continues to emerge and evolve, the need for digital literacy in the American workforce becomes increasingly important. While employers’ expectations for technology proficiency were once reserved for professionals trained in information technology, many industries now require prospective employees to demonstrate basic computer skills, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and effective web search, just to get in the door. While this shift has created new opportunities for hundreds of thousands of workers, those who lack sufficient training and experience in these areas are overlooked. Yet, hundreds of thousands of Americans lack the necessary skills to land these digitally-intensive jobs, which on average, pay 18% more than those that don’t require digital fluency, according to a recent report published by Burning Glass Technologies. Among the fellows was Monet Wilson, of Oakland, CA, who will be enrolling in the web development track of the program.

Seven Elements of Digital Literacy for Adult Learners - EdTech Center @ World Education by Jamie Harris, Adult Education Program Specialist at the Maryland Department of Labor There are terms we often hear, buzzwords, that are used everywhere, and we know those words are of importance. These terms are so frequent that we may even pepper them into our conversations, even if we do not fully understand what the term means. Digital literacy is one of those terms – it is a buzzword used in law, curriculum, and professional development, but it can be evasive in meaning. Digital literacy is defined by the International Museum and Library Services Act of 2010 as, “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills” [1]. In Maryland, and across the globe, digital literacy is vital to the success of our adult learners, but we lack the structure and definition that could support addressing the need. The Digital Literacy Framework for Adult Learners Wheel Technical Civic

Digital Literacy Initiatives | Adult Education and Literacy | U.S. Department of Education The U. S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) funds digital literacy initiatives to enable adult learners to succeed in a range of academic activities, including STEM and college and career readiness. Resources for Students LINCS Learner Center lists free resources to help adult students learn English, improve reading and math, and explore jobs and new careers. Resources for Teachers and Tutors Helping Learners Problem Solve Using Technology-Rich Environments webinar focuses on resources for adult learners and how digital literacy and access to technology can be improved through a project-based approach. Resources for Programs

How to Support Digital Literacy in Adult Learners The glare of a smartphone first thing in the morning is an all too familiar picture for many adults. Often our first instinct is to reach for the little device to help us navigate through our days: to provide a weather update, outline our calendars, give us a news rundown, and connect us with others. In a typical day, the average adult spends around 11 hours per day looking at screens, including smartphones, computers, and tablets, often without even realizing it. But what skills do adults need to effectively navigate digital spaces? And how can educators support adult learners to build these skills? Thankfully, there is promising research on an array of strategies to help adults with digital literacy. Understanding Graphics, Digital Interfaces, and Online Reproduction Skills Researchers have deeply explored digital literacy in recent years, with many different frameworks for skills and strategies emerging. Reading Online: Branching and Critical Evaluation Skills Real-time Thinking Skills

blog.edmentum Adult education programs are multifaceted and cater to a complex demographic cross-section of their communities. They may serve individuals learning English, improving their job skills, completing their high school diploma or GED®, or preparing for various college and career pathways. These groups of learners are not only arriving with unique learning needs but also are bringing with them challenges from the real world, such as transportation, childcare, and financial obligations. Given these diverse and complex situations, how can we address adult learners and keep them engaged? There are three key areas we can focus on: Using data for action and responsivenessAdapting the instructional landscapeIntegrating community services with skills The starting point here is data. For an example of how we can focus on these three areas of learner engagement, let’s explore a scenario where a learner consistently shows up for daytime classes but has a great deal of absences for night classes.

7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher 7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher by TeachThought Staff We’ve mused in the past on the kinds of things teachers might be expected to do with technology in the classroom, what they should be able to do with an iPad (assuming they have iPads), We’ve talked about the elements of a digital classroom, ways to share large files, and store and share files on the iPad as well. The following infographic from makes sense, then, in that context of being able to sketch out what might be required of a digitally-savvy and competent teacher. (You can give dailygenius a follow on twitter as well.) 1. If you can shop online, you can teach online. 2. Digital isn’t everything–you know that. 3. You can find digital tools, and so can your students. 4. You can use email and social media with ease. 5. You’re a sound judge of the quality of digital information, apps, and tools. 6. You treat personal data with the respect that it deserves. 7.