23 Things for the Online Teacher to Learn, Do, or Decide
- 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.
- Online teachers need to establish and use a blog or other similar program to keep track of their technology experiences.
- Online teachers should examine Google tools to determine what would be useful in their classes.
- Online teachers should learn to tag websites, using something like diigo.
- 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.
- 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.
- Online teachers should establish an educational Twitter account to share with their network and others.
- Online teachers need to take at least one online class to experience a class from the student’s perspective.
- Online teachers need to establish a blog for their classes to share with students.
- Online teachers should be able to create a Powerpoint presentation.
- Online teachers need to experiment with Prezi.
- Online teachers need to learn to create creative videos.
- Online teachers should become acquainted with eBooks.
- Online teachers should become familiar with a Learning Management System.
- Online teachers need to take at least one MOOC to comprehend what it is.
- Online teachers need to learn to use Jing or a similar program.
- Online teachers need to do podcasts for their classes.
- Online teachers should become familiar with Skype or similar programs.
- Online teachers should be able to create online quizzes and tests.
- Online teachers should be able to create online surveys to use in their classes.
- Online teachers should conduct live chats with their students, using Elluminate or something similar.
- Learn about RSS and establish an RSS account to gather useful and helpful digital information.
- Online teachers should experiment with an image generator.