Essential Technology Abilities


Everyone has different technology abilities, which are covered in general by ISTE's NETS. It is up to you to fill in the soft spots in your technology ability list, so that you have a "digital tool kit" when you leave our class. Here are some things you must be able to do, that go beyond the NETS. Be prepared to demonstrate your skills.

Hava's Basic Skills Video
In this video I explain how to choose a wireless network, find out the size of a file, setup a printer, burn a CD, and edit a movie using iMovie. All of the work was done using Leopard on a MacBook.

Yanfei's Basic Skills Demo
I showed how to create a Google calendar, an igoogle page, an RSS with Google Reader and a Google Notebook. I also talk about how to edit a Wiki.

Monna's Basic Skills Demo
Sarah's Demo
Caitlin's Basic Skills Demo
Jackie's Basic Skills Demo

James' Basic Skills Demo
Firstclass help video: It focus on the very basics of the software including creating a new page, entering text, formating font/size, changing a background, and saving the file as your homepage.

A = Always. I have mastered this skill, and can perform it competently, even in a stressful situation
SE = Some Extent, or if you like, emerging. I have a handle on it, but have yet to demonstrate it successfully.
N = Not Yet, or "Never."

NA = Not applicable

A SE N NA

GAMING RELATED SKILLS
_ _ _ _ Play with and save a game on a PSP or Nintendo DS.
_ _ _ _ Make a Mii on a Wii.
_ _ _ _ Synch a Wii Remote to the Wii
_ _ _ _ Play a DVD using a game console
_ _ _ _ Checked the weather with a Wii

GENERAL SKILLS
_ _ _ _ Create a PowerPoint or KeyNote presentation.
_ _ _ _ Make a PDF
_ _ _ _ Sent a text message
_ _ _ _ Set up a Social Network site (e.g, FaceBook or MySpace)
_ _ _ _ Used an interactive whiteboard
_ _ _ _ Purchase something online
_ _ _ _ Create a web page
_ _ _ _ Contribute to a Wiki
_ _ _ _ Roll back a wiki
_ _ _ _ Understand how to check the "who is" of a website
_ _ _ _ Gotten the photos from a digital camera
_ _ _ _ Made a podcast
_ _ _ _ Explain dotted media, and/or paper based computing
_ _ _ _ Switch between different video modes (input modes) on a digital projector

WINDOWS XP OR VISTA
_ _ _ _ force quit
_ _ _ _ setup a new printer
_ _ _ _ Jump between two different programs running at the same time
_ _ _ _ choose a wireless network
_ _ _ _ change the toolbar settings
_ _ _ _ uninstall a program
_ _ _ _ format a flash drive
_ _ _ _ burn a CD or DVD
_ _ _ _ put some music on an MP3 player (if you own an iPod)
_ _ _ _ put a song on an iPod (if you own an MP3 player)

MACINTOSH
_ _ _ _ Force quit
_ _ _ _ setup a printer
_ _ _ _ choose a wireless network
_ _ _ _ Jump between different windows and/or desktop views
_ _ _ _ change desktop views
_ _ _ _ Find the control panel, and check a graphics card
_ _ _ _ Know how to find out how big a file is
_ _ _ _ Make a movie
_ _ _ _ burn a CD or DVD
_ _ _ _ Edit a movie with iMovie