• Published:
    16 October 2012
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  • Technology:
    Windows 7
  • Credit towards certification:
    Microsoft Certified Educator

Technology Literacy for Educators

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Demonstrate understanding of the Technology Literacy Goals described in the Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT) framework
  • Identify the policy goals supported by the CFT framework
  • Identify CFT framework and approaches
  • Identify the target student outcomes that result from implementing a CFT-supported learning experience
Demonstrate basic knowledge of how Information and Communication Tools (ICT) resources can support curriculum outcomes
  • Given a curriculum goal or standard, incorporate ICT resources
  • Given a scenario, evaluate and select an ICT instructional resource
  • Given a scenario, evaluate and select an ICT assessment resource
  • Select an appropriate computer-based tool to monitor and share student performance data
Use basic tools to support learning activities
  • Given a specific learning activity, identify the hardware requirements and devices necessary to support the activity
  • Use the Internet to support learning activities
  • Use a search engine and search strategies to support learning activities
  • Create and use a web-based email account
  • Given a scenario, select the most appropriate type of software application
  • Use software to manage and share student and classroom data
  • Use common communication and collaboration technologies to support learning activities
Organise and manage a standard classroom
  • Integrate learning activities into a computer laboratory environment
  • Manage the use of ICT resources with individuals, small groups and whole groups in varied environments
  • Manage logistics and social interactions around ICT resources
Use digital literacy tools to enhance professional performance
  • Use ICT resources to enhance teacher productivity
  • Use ICT resources to support teacher professional learning
  • Identify and manage Internet safety issues

Who should take this exam?

The Technology Literacy for Educators exam is intended to be a valid and reliable measure of competencies as measured by the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers, Technology Literacy approach. Candidates may include those individuals preparing to become classroom educators, current educators, faculty of teacher training colleges, or other professionals looking to provide validation of competency.

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