Module 8 – 23 Things

23 Things for the Online Teacher to Learn, Do, or Decide

  1. Online teachers should develop a philosophy of education – how much of their education will be the giving of information to the student and how much of their education will be students learning on their own.
  2. Online teachers need to establish and use a blog or other similar program to keep track of their technology experiences.
    http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2005/08/29/learning-about-blogging-and-how-to-blog/
  3. Online teachers should examine Google tools to determine what would be useful in their classes.
    http://www.google.com/intl/en/about/products/
  4. Online teachers should learn to tag websites, using something like diigo.
    http://www.diigo.com/
  5. Online teachers should develop a network of teachers and others with similar interests and/or teaching positions to share their blog with, developing new concepts and technologies, but also maintaining an element of accountability to continue learning.
    http://supportblogging.com/Links+to+School+Bloggers
  6. Online teachers should collect third-party material for use in the classroom; this could be kept on a separate blog or wiki and shared with others in the teacher’s network.
    http://www.4teachers.org/
    http://epnweb.org/
  7. Online teachers should establish an educational Twitter account to share with their network and others.
    http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/
  8. Online teachers need to take at least one online class to experience a class from the student’s perspective.
    http://www.ion.illinois.edu/courses/
  9. Online teachers need to establish a blog for their classes to share with students.
    http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/
  10. Online teachers should be able to create a Powerpoint presentation.
    http://actden.com/pp/
  11. Online teachers need to experiment with Prezi.
    http://prezi.com/learn/
  12. Online teachers need to learn to create creative videos.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc024
  13. Online teachers should become acquainted with eBooks.
    http://www.ebooksforteachers.com/
  14. Online teachers should become familiar with a Learning Management System.
    http://www.leftbrainmedia.com/2.1_lms_systems.html
  15. Online teachers need to take at least one MOOC to comprehend what it is.
    http://change.mooc.ca/
  16. Online teachers need to learn to use Jing or a similar program.
    http://www.techsmith.com/learn/jing/
  17. Online teachers need to do podcasts for their classes.
    http://learninginhand.com/podcasting/
  18. Online teachers should become familiar with Skype or similar programs.
    http://education.skype.com/
  19. Online teachers should be able to create online quizzes and tests.
    http://www.proprofs.com/
  20. Online teachers should be able to create online surveys to use in their classes.
    http://www.zoomerang.com/online-surveys/
  21. Online teachers should conduct live chats with their students, using Elluminate or something similar.
    http://www.elluminate.com/Services/Training/Elluminate_Live!/?id=418
  22. Learn about RSS and establish an RSS account to gather useful and helpful digital information.
    www.google.com/reader
  23. Online teachers should experiment with an image generator.
    http://www.imagegenerator.org/

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