The 20 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

 

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 20 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

By EdTech Team

Updated on march 2, 2015 :
 The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below.

The 21st century teacher should be able to :

1- Create and edit  digital audio
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Free Audio Tools for Teachers

2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers

3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class

4- Exploit digital images for classroom use
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Web Tools to Edit Pictures without Installing any software
Tools to Convert Photos into Cartoons
5- Use video content to engage students
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Web Tools to Create Videos without Installing Any Software
6- Use infographics to visually stimulate students
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Tools for Creating Educational Posters and Infographics

7- Use Social networking sites to connect with colleagues and grow professionally
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
8- Create and deliver asynchronous presentations and training sessions
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Presentation Creation Tools for Teachers

9- Compile a digital e-portfolio for their own development
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Great Tools to Create Digital Portfolios 

10- be able to detect plagiarized works in students assignments
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Plagiarism Detector Tools for Teachers and Educators

11- Create screen capture videos and tutorials
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Some Very Good Screen Capture Tools for Teachers

12- Curate web content for classroom learning
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Great Tools for Web Curation

13- Use and provide students with task management tools to organize their work and plan their learning
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
A List of Great Task Management Tools for Educators

14- Use polling software to create a real-time survey in class
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
15 Free and Easy Poll/ Survey Tools for Teachers

15- Understand issues related to copyright and fair use of online materials
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Great Resources for Learning More about Copyright Issues

16- Use digital assessment tools to create quizzes
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Free Tools to Create and Administer Quizzes

17- Find and evaluate authentic web based content
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
A Great Rubric for Evaluating Web Content

18- Use digital tools for time management purposes
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Some Very Good Tools for Better Time Management

19- Use note taking tools to share interesting content with your students
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Good Apps for Note Taking

20- Use of online sticky notes to capture interesting ideas
Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :
Sticky Notes Apps for Teachers and Students