Still thinking about those transferable skills
Posted October 13, 2009on:
I am no longer providing any direct instruction to elementary or middle school students; I miss those opportunities to remind them how they can easily how to use new computer applications just by remembering how they used the same skill in another application. A speaker at a conference listed skills she expects studentes to learn, use, and apply as they combine their skill sets using PowerPoint and Kidspiration to complete a multimedia projects. There are several transferrable skills in the speaker’s list:
- text box
- font size, style and colors
- background colors
- group and frame an object
- order and layer objects
- make a picture or object transparent!
Thanks for the inspiration! If we teach students–and teachers who teach students–to us and apply transferrable skills they will acquire those skills that will take them a long ways as new applications come along. Little steps can take us far.