22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Must Have

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22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Must Have

One of the most popular articles I have written in this blog was about the33 Digital Skills Every 21st Teacher should Have. This post has been used in several digital literacy courses in some universities in the States and also here in Canada, I also got it published in a couple of printed journals . Now that one year has elapsed since its first seeing the light I decided to revisit it again but this time adding more updates and organizing its content in a better and easy navigable way.

The skills I have mentioned here are essential to every teacher ( and student ) using technology in class, at home , or for professional development purposes. It also contains the best web tools that you can use to better hone in the targeted skill under which they are featured .These web tools can also empower you with the necessary know-how to effectively leverage the power of technology in education.

Please this is a work I have spent a lot of time and efforts on and I am so glad to share it with you but I also deserve to have due credit whenever you use it somewhere else. Enjoy

Create and Edit Audio

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Audacity

· Audioboo

· Audio Expert

· Aviary

Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Diigo

· Edshelf

· Scoop.it

· Pinterest

· Livebinder

· Evernote

· Jog The Web

Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Edublogs

· Blogger

· WordPress

· KidBlog

· TypePad

Use digital images in classroom

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Aviary

· Pixenate

· Picresize

· Dr Pic

· Fun Photo Box

· Pixlr

· BeFunky

Use video content to engage students

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Animoto

· Stupeflix

· Vimeo

· Xtranormal

· vReal

· Pixorial

· Viewbix

· WeVideo

· Magisto

Use infographics to visually stimulate students

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Easel.ly

· Creately

· Gliffy

· Infogr.am

· Visually

Use Social networking sites to connect with colleagues and grow professionally

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Classroom2.0

· Education World

· Discovery Education

· Twitter

· LinkedIn

· Pinterest

· Read Write Think

· Paper.li

Scoop.it

Create and deliver asynchronous presentations and training sessions

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· SlideShare

· VUVOX

· Knovio

· Ahead

· HelloSlide

· Jux

· Slidestaxx

· Present.me

· Slideboom

· Prezi

Compile a digital e-portfolio for their own development

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Evernote

· Googlesite

· VoiceThread

· Weebly

· Mahara

be able to detect plagiarized works in students assignments

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Plagtracker

· Plagiarism Detection

· Grammarly

· Dupi Checker

· Turnitin

· Article Checker

· The Plagiarism Checker

· Copyspace

· Paper Rater

· Docs Detective

· Plagium

Create screen capture videos and tutorials

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Jing

· Camstudio

· Screencast-O-Matic

· Webinaria

· ScreenCastle

· Screenr

Use and provide students with task management tools to organize their work and plan their learning

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Workflowy

· Tasskr

· Trello

· Any.Do

· Thought Boxes

· 42 Tasks

· Todoist

· Wipeelist

· Squareleaf

Use polling software to create a real-time survey in class

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Kwiqpoll

· Flisti

· Urtak

· Vorbeo

· Polldaddy

· Micropoll

· Quizsnack

· Obsurvey

· Kwik Surveys

· Polleverywhere

· Poll Junkie

· Yarp

Understand issues related to copyright and fair use of online materials

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Copyright Advisory Network

· Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers

· Copyright Confusion

· Creative Commons

· CyberBee

· Fair Use Evaluator

· Taking The Mystery out of Copyright

· Copyright Kids

· Teaching Copyright

Use digital assessment tools to create quizzes

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Yacapaca

· Hot Potatoes

· Web Quest

· Quiz Me Online

· Learn Click

· Seterra

· Google Forms

· Flubaroo

· Testmoz

Use digital tools for time management purposes

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Short Calendar

· Calendrica

· Compact Calendar Creator

· Jotlet

· DayViewer

· iDoneThis

· Weekis

· Coolendar

Use note taking tools to share interesting content with your students

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· mySchoolNotebook

· Nottez

· Gumnotes

· Minutes.io

· Catch

· Primary Wall

· iSearch Notes

· Evernote

· Springpad

Annotate web pages and highlight parts of text to share with your class

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Diigo

· Sharedcopy

· Awesome Screenshot

· Bounce

· Markup.io

· Screen Draw

· Webpage Screenshot

· Crocodoc

Use of online sticky notes to capture interesting ideas

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Wall Wisher

· Stixy

· Popplet

· Linoit

· Pegby

· Corkboard

· Primary Wall

· Discovery Box

· Stickr

· Noterr

· Spaaze

Use file sharing tools to share docs and files with students online

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· Just BeamIt

· Minus

· Sendspace

· Dushare

· Embedit

· Sendoid

· Let’s Crate

· Dropbox

Create Engaging mind maps

Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· SpiderScribe

· Edistorm

· Wridea

· Bubbl.us

· Wise Mapping

· Lucid Chart

· Text 2 Mind Map

· Mind42

· Spicynodes

· Popplet

Leverage the power of Digital Story telling in your classroom
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :

· ZimmerTwins

· Story Bird

· Someries

· PicLits

· Capzles

· Slidestory

· Domo Animate

· Animoto

· Smilebox

· Make Belief Comix

· Creaza

· Voice Thread

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