Saturday, February 4, 2012

10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have

A very concise yet wise post from Educational Technology Guy. This article suggests 10 basic tech skills students need and has links to help with each area.

The 10 skills are:
  1. internet search skills 
  2. office suite skills (create, edit, modify documents) 
  3. self learning of tech and where to go for help 
  4. typing 
  5. social media - how to properly use and protect self 
  6. netiquette 
  7. security and safety 
  8. hardware basics and troubleshooting 
  9. backup data - how to 
  10. finding & evaluating apps and software
I chose this article as I think teacher-librarians are on the frontline in terms of teaching many of these items. It is a good list to keep in mind as we go about our day to day interactions with students and teachers.

Andrade, D. (2012, January 30). 10 tech skills every student should have [Web log message]. Retrieved from

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