Technology Today:
What Leaders Need to Know and Do*
TESOL 2010

Claire Bradin Siskin

Excelsior College

Outline of Topics:

What you need to know: Computer literacy
Basic tech tools
Other options
What you need to do: Communicate effectively
Plan for tech decisions
Provocative questions





Tech Tools

Audacity (audio recording software):

PureVoice (voice recording software) from Qualcomm):

Skype (real-time voice communication):

Yahoo Messenger (with voice in PC version):


Resources for Blogs and Wikis:



Resources for Podcasting:

Resources for PowerPoint:

Making a Web Page:

KompoZer (open-source HTML Editor for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux):

Elluminate – real-time virtual classroom environment:

Course Management Systems (CMSs)





General References:

TESOL's Technology Standards:

TESOL's Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program:

International Society for Technology in Education:

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators: (good discussion of "netiquette"):

Workshop presented as part of the Leadership Development Certificate Program at the TESOL Conference on March 26, 2010 in Boston.

Last modified: March 26, 2010

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