Technology Self Assesment

Part 1: Technology Skills

Rank your competency level for each of the following technology skills related to teaching and learning with technology. 1 = No experience 5 = Expert

An expert is someone who has significant experience (2 or more years) using the defined skills and who could easily teach someone else the defined skill.

  1. Use terminology related to computers and technology appropriately in written and oral communications. 3
  2. Describe and implement basic troubleshooting techniques for computer systems with related peripheral devices. 3
  3. Describe and implement basic troubleshooting techniques for computer systems related to connecting to a network, including the Internet. 3
  4. Describe and implement basic troubleshooting techniques for configuring a computer to server such as Web servers, email servers, and FTP servers. 3
  5. Select and use desktop and online applications effectively in teaching.  1

Part 2: Pedagogical Competencies

Rank your confidence level in your ability to do or facilitate the following items related to teaching and learning with technology. 1 = Not confident at all 5 = Highly confident

A highly confident person is someone who has significant experience (2 or more years) in teaching with technology and has demonstrated a high level of success with students.

  1. Promote, support, and model technology-enhanced experiences to support learning. 3
  2. Promote, support, and model the use of technology and digital resources in authentic problem solving. 3
  3. Promote, support, and model the effective use of technology to find and evaluate digital resources for learning. 2
  4. Promote, support and model the ethical and legal use and adaptation of digital resources (copyright and attribution) that have been created by others.  1
  5. Promote, support, and model the use of technology for creative and innovative learning. 3
  6. Promote, support, and model the use of technology in collaborative learning including knowledge building and the demonstration of learning. 3
  7. Promote, support, and model collaborative learning using technology in both face-to-face and online environments.  1
  8. Promote, support, and model the use of technology to encourage discussion and interaction around learning.  1
  9. Promote, support, and model the use of technology to enable self-directed learning.  3
  10. Promote, support, and model the use of technology to address different learning styles.  1
  11. Use a variety of assessment tools related to both subject specific and technology learning outcomes, and use those assessments for both student evaluation and shaping teaching and learning practices. 2
  12. Create assessment rubrics that contain performance criteria related to technology learning outcomes. 2

Part 3: Communications

Rank your confidence level in your ability to do or facilitate the following items related to teaching and learning with technology. 1 = Not confident at all 5 = Highly confident

A highly confident person is someone who has significant experience (2 or more years) in teaching with technology and has demonstrated a high level of success with students.

  1. Feel comfortable communicating online in asynchronous (email, forum etc.) and synchronous (chat, video conference etc.).  3
  2. Promote, support, and model appropriate online etiquette and help students identify appropriate and inappropriate online behaviour.  3
  3. Promote, support, and model the use of online technologies to help students become more aware of global issues, human issues, cultural differences, and equity.  3
  4. Promote, support, and model the use of both synchronous and asynchronous communication tools and learning environments. 1
  5. Use technology to communicate with students, educators, parents, and local and global communities.  3

Part 4: Professional Development Activities

Rank your current participation level in each of the following professional development activities related to teaching and learning with technology. 1 = Never 5 = Regularly (once a week or more often)

  1. Identify activities and resources to support regular professional growth related to teaching and learning with technology.  1
  2. Continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning. 1
  3. Identify and participate in professional organizations and groups that support the field of teaching and learning with technology. 1
  4. Stay abreast of current and emerging technologies related to teaching and learning with technology. 1
  5. Experiment with current and emerging technologies related to teaching and learning with technology. 1
  6. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others, employing a variety of teaching and learning strategies using technology. 1

Delano Ducheck (I used to be famous)

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Delano Ducheck —  delano{dot}ducheck{at}gmail{dot}com

I hate introductions, formally, informally, written or at a cocktail party.   Kids do it right.  They start playing not even knowing their new friend’s name.  It doesn’t even occur to them to ask, until they absolutely need to, like “Hey, what’s your name?  Your it!!”  then run away to find their hiding spot.  So I’m “IT” right now.

Came to Summerland BC the long way, via Brazil, Calgary, Toronto.  I am currently coaching the Summerland Swim Club.  I’ve worked on their website platform and “designed” our team website.  It looks like this:

Orca Swim Club

We’re pretty good for a small club.  I used to be famous when I swam as a little kid in Calgary (if you can’t “read” my sarcasm, that’s suppose to be a joke).   I am married (and my wife hates my sarcasm), and have 3 energetic boys.  Currently I am a TTOC for District 67.  I get to fill in for all types of teachers and see how they use technology.  I’ve been fortunate to be involved in some classes that are doing really cool things with technology.  The students love it, and have no fear, because they can always go back and delete it.  But with the technological courage also comes a dark side.  Every year our district brings in a social media expert to give the students some guidelines for using all the social media available to them.

I’ve already learnt so much.  I had no idea about RSS feeds, and needed something like that to organize all the websites I visit.  I pride myself on being “old school” and held out on having a cell phone and laptop until a few years ago.  I still don’t have a FaceBook, Instagram, SnapChat, account, but I see all the benefits of selecting some key apps, websites, etc to make my life easier.  Wasn’t that the dream years ago?  That technology would make things easier.  Now I feel it just makes things faster and we’re expected to do more.  Please Help.

There’s a legendary story of a Physics teacher who, year’s ago, set up all his course material online via websites and You Tube.  If took him years, but after it was all set up, the students taught themselves and he was more of a facilitator dealing with individual inquiries.  I like that idea.

 

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