Rough Draft: Technology Learning Passport

I was reading a post from Educational Paradigms which I’ve linked to below in my rough draft and thought that this could be a good way to help differentiate inservice and professional development for our staff. What was 10 things all teachers should know has turned into three categories with some specific things I hope people can check off over the years and reflect on where they are as a technology learner. The 10 things was great, but having done some inservices this year I realized there is a basic level that is not being addressed, as well as an advanced level to look at! So here’s the draft below. Eventually I’ll add in links to services as well as exemplars. Comments are appreciated!

3 Levels and Inventory of Skills in Technology

Technology Learning Passport
(Inspired by http://educationalparadigms.blogspot.com/2010/06/10-things-all-teachers-should-know-how.html)

Basic

  1. Learn basic physical computer troubleshooting
  2. Be able to log in to a Windows or Mac computer
  3. Use BCESIS for attendance and report cards
  4. Use email, calendar and documents for communication
  5. Effectively manage files and folder on computer and network
  6. Discover menus and tools of programs
  7. Back up work (not personal media) to network
  8. Connect to a projector, Smartboard, document camera
  9. Access content on a district Moodle site
  10. Setup/connect to a new printer
  11. Create, manage, update and reset your passwords
  12. Ability to contact the helpdesk for support at 250-263-6442 or create a work order at helpdesk.prn.bc.ca
  13. Download pictures from a device to a computer
  14. Attend a webcast via Elluminate (or other web meeting software) for content specific educational presentation (e.g. http://ceet.ca/events.html)
  15. Be Web Literate (Alan November Web Literacy for Educators)

Intermediate

  1. Subscribe to an RSS Feed using a browser or a reader (try starting with www.leadership.prn.bc.ca)
  2. Bookmark, tag and annotate websites in the Cloud (diigodelicious)
  3. Create and use a Blog (edublogs.orgwordpress.com)
  4. Create and use a Wiki site, or a Moodle Course (wikispacespbworks, District Moodles)
  5. Create hyperlinks (in e-mail, at blogs, websites and wikis)
  6. Create a PDF file for Free
  7. Capture, Remix and upload Photos (free of copyright restrictions, flickrpicasa)
  8. Capture, Remix and upload Audio/Video
  9. Use a collaborative file sharing system with colleagues or students (Google Docs, http://typewith.me/)
  10. Personal Learning Network: Locate and Participate in Social Networks on EducationUseful Tech Tools for Learning, 21st Century Learning and content-specific Education Sites (twitter, 1:1 educators on twitterCEET Ning etc).
  11. Participate in a scholarly discussion via Elluminate (or other web meeting software) for content specific educational presentation
  12. Communicate appropriately with parents and students via email
  13. Set up your own Elluminate Classroom via Learnnowbc.ca (http://www.learnnowbc.ca/lnbcresources/elluminate/default.aspx)
Advanced
  1. Utilize Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy when creating lessons (Andrew Churches)
  2. Design of Lessons including Technology (UDL, Pedagogy, start with Why)
  3. Build and maintain a dynamic Moodle Course with Forums, Assignments, Quizzes etc.
  4. Embed Content (Youtube, Slideshare, Scribd etc) into blog, moodle, wiki
  5. Project based learning with technology (authentic tasks, webquests, etc)
  6. Action Research projects about or using technology
  7. Teach in a hybrid classroom via Elluminate with students in your room as well as students at a distance
  8. Facilitate or Present on a content specific educational topic via Elluminate (CEET)
  9. Use feedback tools in and out of class such as wallwisher.com, SMS/web polling www.polleverywhere.com/, Twitter backchannel #mrbellsclass, Google Forms for surveys, Google Moderator


Smartboard Session with Sian Sladen from Evolution Technologies

http://delicious.com/ssladen/learning_resources (includes any links that Sian uses in her presentation)

smarttech.com for training links

Reference Manual that Sian passed around on her memory stick

Showed a great trick for revealing notes using text written in the same background colour and create a coloured rectangle. The rectangle is ordered (right click > order) to the back (sent to back). The rectangle can then be moved around and it would reveal the text as you move it across.

Teachers Love Smartboards: http://smartboards.typepad.com/

Teacher created powerpoints

http://www.pppst.com

http://Worldofteaching.com

http://www.pics4learning.com