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Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
Technology Competence Levels
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Technology Competence Levels
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Technology Competence Levels

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These are competency levels I have worked out for teachers. the presentation is designed to be a discussion point not a definitive decision on skills mastery.

These are competency levels I have worked out for teachers. the presentation is designed to be a discussion point not a definitive decision on skills mastery.

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  • Well, you see, Ali, I finally understood what you were trying to communicate!
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  • Thanks Sally, this is what I meant by my previous comment 'May I suggest to you to use something like a ladder to visualize the levels...'. Truly, I meant a virtual ladder but the word virtual escaped my mind.
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  • Just had a thought. We need a set of skills for each level then it needs to be played out like a game so that when you can demonstrate competency at that level you go up to the next one! Bit like the Microsoft .toolbox:

    http://www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox/

    You can then get digital badges for each level of achievement! A virtual ladder!
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  • Once again another great presentation. Like others I remember the chalk boards. Times have really progressed forward.
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  • Now, there's an idea I didn't think of , Ali! A ladder. I wrote lists because that is what we tend to work with when we are dealing with competencies, but I need to put my mind to how I can display it in ladder form. It would be good for those who see things visually rather than in text form. Thank you for the kind words and the help.
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  • 1. Technology Competence Levels<br />
  • 2. Explanation<br />These are not definitive levels. We have to start somewhere so I have created these as a basis for discussion. When you are trying to advance in skills it is always helpful to have an idea how the skills can be broken down and then there is a clearer perspective on what you have to do to move forwards. Feel free to add, subtract and rearrange as you see fit.<br />
  • 3. Level 1<br />Not able to comfortably use a computer<br />Unfamiliar with computers<br />Ill at ease with a computer<br />Fearful of a computer<br />No knowledge of software<br />Basic concept of the internet<br />Cannot easily talk in terms of computing<br />
  • 4. These teachers can:<br />Use a computer room<br />Accept work which students have created on a computer<br />Can use a whiteboard<br />Teach well without reliance on technology<br />Know how to get help from others<br />
  • 5. Level 2<br />Beginner<br />Can turn a computer on and off and use for simple tasks<br />Can look things up on the Net<br />Can send emails<br />Reasonable mouse or trackpadskills<br />Familiar with some software<br />
  • 6. These teachers can:<br />Use a computer room and whiteboard reasonably comfortably<br />Make good use of email<br />Easily pick up plagiarism of Net content<br />Can create exercises, assignments and tests on a computer<br />Can use an LMS with support<br />
  • 7. Level 3<br />Can comfortably use a browser and tabs<br />Can create documents and simple spreadsheets<br />Can email with attachments and images<br />Can navigate the internet easily to find what they want<br />Can convert traditional approaches to straightforward electronic ones.<br />
  • 8. These teachers can:<br />use slide presentations and videos<br />know when students are not using computers properly<br />can create documents and spread sheets and use databases<br />pick up use of software used on a daily basis<br />use digital cameras and imaging tools<br />
  • 9. Level 4<br />Is aware of social media and how to use it positively<br />Can create slide presentations and simple videos<br />Knowledgeable about different software and its purposes<br />Has a varied and comfortable approach to technology<br />Uses a computer regularly for a variety of tasks<br />
  • 10. These teachers can:<br />comfortably use Twitter , Facebook and other social media<br />use podcasts and audio streaming<br />create newsletters and flyers<br />author courses<br />keep their computer running well<br />use graphic tools <br />use calendars and study tools well<br />
  • 11. Level 5<br />Can show others how to do things on a computer<br />Can understand the implications of software and social media<br />Can think of tools which will promote better use of technology<br />Can share ideas on the internet<br />Can manage technology in a public situation<br />
  • 12. These teachers can:<br />use tools well in a variety of ways<br />create different sorts of technology assignments<br />share information readily on the internet<br />share files on a network<br />make good use of utilities<br />back up files<br />
  • 13. Level 6<br />Very flexible in the use of a computer<br />No fear of unfamiliar ground in technology<br />Can troubleshoot confidently<br />Can understand how to use multiple tools for specific purposes<br />Trend setter in technology<br />
  • 14. These teachers can:<br />take risks in trying new things<br />pioneer new software and approaches<br />manage technology difficulties well<br />use multiple forms of technology in class<br />create blogs, wikis, YouTube channels, web sites<br />adapt to new software and gadgets<br />
  • 15. Entry level skills for teachers<br />Email<br />Word processing<br />Using databases<br />Using LMS (learner management system)<br />Slide presentations<br />Simple video making<br />Internet research<br />File navigation and manipulation<br />Image manipulation skills<br />
  • 16. What else?<br />Connecting laptop to whiteboard<br />Organising courses and work electronically<br />Basic skills for maintaining a computer – installing updates, filing information, rebooting, managing browsers, checking hard drive capacity, safe surfing, keeping computer clean<br />

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