The following link to the blog post from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning provides access to various tools for 33 different skills. It is wonderful to have such a varied and pertinent list including the tools needed to succeed in each skill all in one place. Both teachers and students shoud be aware of skills they need to keep up with digital learning in the 21Century. Here is a great place to start!
The 33 Digital Skills every 21st Century teacher should have
On Friday 28 October five of our Year 10 students who have been studying “Issues in Australian Society” presented their work in the IRC Theatrette. They were sharing their personal perspective of the use of Guided Inquiry as a research process for their unit of work in Commerce. The occasion was a Network Meeting of Teacher Librarians of the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) and over twenty Teacher Librarians from across Sydney were in attendance .
The students described the Information Search Process and examples of the scaffolds they used to enable them to delve deeply into their selected topic areas. James then gave a four minute presentation of the answer to his self constructed question “Should nuclear energy, keeping in mind financial and environmental impacts,be implemented as a major source of electricity over the current major sources of electricity in Australia?”.
The students had used a wiki for storage of their work and to share their learning and this included peer review at the end of the unit of work.
This site defines wikis and their use in education with examples of application in most KLAs. There are ideas for new users as well as extension ideas for the experienced wiki user.
Teacher and interested parents – here is a free online conference dealing with:
“innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference is run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2010 conference theme is “Cultivating the Future.” This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote the week of October 11, 2010. The following two weeks, October 18 and October 25, forty presentations will be posted online to our conference blog and our conference Ning for participants to view, download, and discuss.”
Experience taking part in a Ning, join the organisational Wiki, read the Blog and follow on Twitter!
Commoncraft videos on YouTube are very useful for a quick overview on new technologies. Check out these videos – most only a few minutes in length. Start with
World Wide Web in Plain English if you are not already familiar with exactly how it all works. Go on to learn about:
Wikis in Plain English
Blogs in Plain English
Twitter in Plain English
RSS in Plain English
Social Networking in Plain English
Google Docs in Plain English