Teacher skills

What ICT skills should teachers have?

Technology has invaded almost every space in our society. Education is not exempt from this invasion. Technology is an enabler, an enhancer, a platform to do far more than what was possible even twenty years ago. As teachers, it is our responsibility to weave technological knowledge and skills into our teaching and also our own …

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Channel calendars, meeting options and the lobby in MS Teams

This video addresses some of the various challenges we are dealing with when it comes to online teaching such as having students see their scheduled meetings on a calendar, being made attendees instead of being presenters and not being able to start up meetings before the teacher gets there! I hope this will help teachers …

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Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms for Invigilation

Having to move very quickly to online teaching again necessitated the need to continue running ‘school’ as ‘normally’ as possible, despite being online. This meant having to find a way to keep an eye on my students who were writing a test at home. I thought I could use the breakout rooms feature in MS …

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Professional ICT Development for Teachers

As promised, here is the video from my training I did with our staff on “Preferred ICT Skill Levels for Teachers“. I actually re-recorded the video to make it more generic for other schools . It shows a few excerpts from the booklet I made and also introduces the Microsoft Educator Centre for teachers to …

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Professional Teacher ICT Development at the Microsoft Educator Centre

There are so many fantastic courses, learning paths and materials available on the Microsoft Educator Centre. Any teacher can benefit from signing up and trying their courses. It’s easier than you think. Select a course, go through the material and do a short quiz afterwards. You can earn badges (I’m not a ‘badge’ person myself …

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Preferred ICT Skill Levels for Teachers

Technology has invaded almost every space in our society. Education is not exempt from this invasion. Technology is an enabler, an enhancer, a platform to do far more than what was possible even twenty years ago. As teachers, it is our responsibility to weave technological knowledge and skills into our teaching and also our own …

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Teacher Professional ICT Development: Sorting and Filtering in MS Excel

One of the parts of my job that I thoroughly enjoy is creating content that teaches people how to do things with software. At my school, I am very fortunate to have the role of helping teachers develop themselves professionally in Information and Communication Technology. During a recent training session, I had the opportunity to …

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