© Dr. Jurgen Combs
Many states now require teachers to show competence in
technology use - this has two implications:
Teachers must be familiar with some of the basic
software; generally the following are considered some of the basic
software: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation
programs, publication program, web page development program.
While there are a number of programs available to accomplish these
purposes, some schools have adopted specific bundles of software.
While the software may be somewhat different, the basic procedure
will remain the same.
Teachers must be able to plan lessons that not only
encourages but requires students to use technology as part of their
learning process. Some
samples of how college students and provisionally licensed
teachers have developed are available. While some of these may
have some "problems" with formatting, etc., they do provide some
Many districts require students to demonstrate their
competence; districts have developed formal "check lists" based on state
requirements. In some cases, a technology teacher verifies the
competence of the teacher; several districts are requiring the teacher
to produce a technology portfolio in which the teacher demonstrates
competence in the various requirements. Some basic information on
technology portfolio, which is part of the MED with Initial Teacher
Licensure requirement at SU.
© H. Jurgen Combs
Tuesday, May 27, 2008