With today’s technological advancement, there is a race against time for classroom teachers to avail of the power of technology in delivering knowledge and all to their learners. If some of them are not adept at using technology in the classroom, chances are learners are in disadvantaged in learning against the ones who have been learning through the aid of technology.
This is why, during summer, teachers are trained to become knowledgeable in using technology in the classroom. In fact, just recently, selected teachers harnessed their skills in using Microsoft Mix, Sway, Prezi, to mention just a few. Expected output from said trainings would be for teachers to create lessons– for effective and efficient delivery, learners will surely be motivated to learn and teachers themselves will be more inspired to teach with high impact, both through presentation and assessment purposes.
To ensure global education for their learners, a creative and would-be technology savvy classroom teacher must have the following prerequisite skills:
First, booting up and shutting down desktop computer or laptop.
Second, doing necessary navigation–from using the cursor or arrow up, down or what.
Third, setting up a projector.
Fourth, making slides for presentation purposes.
Fifth, recording voice or videos.
Sixth, writing an email.
Seventh, making an interesting lesson out of the competencies required for learners to master and by taking advantage of the tremendous sources of information around the net so as to create interesting, fun and meaningful lesson presentation..
Last, presenting lessons using technology with high impact. Here, how teachers present themselves, the lessons and all to their learners. could either inspire them to learn more or discourage to pursue. From standing in front, manner of speaking, manner of emphasizing a point or preparing learners to the highlights of their lesson, wrapping up and motivating them to do something for extension activities– such important showmanship could really spell the difference between success and failure in getting across the wisdom they wanted to get absorbed by their learners.