The Essential Technology Skills for Educators

Internet skills to navigate the World Wide Web and search effectively.

Word processing skills to complete written tasks.

Database skills to create tables, store, retrieve, and query data.

Electronic presentation skills to create and give electronic presentations.

E-Mail management skills to open, compose, and archive messages, send attachments and create e-mail folder.

Digital Cameras and digital image editing skills to transfer, edit, and print out images.

Digital Video Skills

Podcasting skills

Understanding Social Networking

  • About wiki
  • PB Wiki is as "easy as making a peanut butter sandwich."
  • Wikispaces has 100,000 free K-12 Plus wikis.
  • has nice features like tagging, custom permissions, and an image gallery.
  • Seedwiki has no ads and no limits on the number of wikis or number of pages the users can create.


Computer Network Knowledge to understand how the school network works and access online folders.

File Management & Windows Explorer Skills to manage a computer files.

Downloading and Installing Software and eBooks from the Internet.

Blackboard Teaching Skills to create online courses, quizzes, and exams, view students work, create discussions, and evaluate projects.

Videoconferencing skills to use a video conferencing classroom and understand the basics of teaching with Video Conferencing.

Computer-Related Storage Devices (CDs, DVDs, USB drives, and external hard drives.)

Scanner Knowledge to scan document and save them on the hard drive.

Multimedia and Website copyright issues.

Computer Security