26 May Digital Literacy Skills for teachers
WAAW Foundation had her second online Teachers Training Conference with over 90 participants in attendance. The training took place via zoom on the 16th of May 2020. It was themed “Digital Literacy Skills for Teachers”.
Ebele Agu, the Vice president of WAAW Foundation gave a list of tools teachers can use to engage their students during this lockdown. She believes that digital literacy has shifted over the years and the shift towards a technologically savvy workforce has spread throughout the classroom as well.
She laid out the reasons why digital literacy skills are important for today’s teacher. She reiterated the advantages of Google Classroom, Flipgrid, and Nearpod. She demonstrated to the teachers how to create an account, distribute, and grade assignments in a paperless way on Google classroom. She also showed the teachers how to share files with their students. Using Nearpod, she demonstrated ways on how teachers can engage their students with interactive activities and games and how they can connect their students through collaborative discussions and gain instant insight into the student learning through formative assessments.
Susan Odere, Digital Marketer spoke on the use of Microsoft word and how effective the tool for creating all kinds of documents like a report, term papers, and send documents to a group of people, etc. She also demonstrated how this effective tool can be used in the classroom.
Digital literacy doesn’t require that teachers to become experts, but it does require that they understand the digital tools that can unlock their deeper teaching potential.
Learn about digital literacy and why being able to evidence your skills in this area is critical to career success. To participate in the next Digital Literacy training, click on the link below to register.
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