In working with teachers and librarians, I have noticed that there seems to be an ever-growing divide between the so-called “techies” and the technology illiterate. As technology and the web become increasingly important in our day to day lives, I’m afraid that people who don’t have these skills will cease to be effective in their jobs.
- Can you capture something you see on your screen and paste it into Word or PowerPoint?
- Can you open a link you get in an email message?
- Do you have a signature in your outbound email?
- Do you fall for internet hoaxes and forward stuff to friends and then regret it?
These are really basic skills that we all need to have. If there is something on the quiz that you don’t know how to do, I encourage you to find someone to teach you. And if you know how to do these things, teach someone else who doesn’t.
Who knows? You may help someone (or yourself) remain employed!