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My recommendation is to provide three levels of training - stage 1, 2, and 3. (Note: this is not the official view of the IT Department). Also, each teacher would not be required to do each stage but rather slot themselves in where appropriate.

Stage 1

This would be very basic things that highly literate computer users would most likey find unnecessary to be trained in because they already know how much of these things work. This stage would include topics such as:
  • Web 1.0 tools (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Online resources
  • File Management (using common folders)
  • Managing Assignments using Computers (Submit Folders)

Stage 2

These topics would include things that all teachers would benefit from exploring in some ways because of the need to ensure that all people are on the same level of understanding on these issues. This stage would include topics such as:
  • Managing Assignments using Computers (Part 2 - Marking on the computer)
  • File Management (Part 2 - Using the studentserver/Organizing plan books, marking books, etc. electronically)
  • Effective Use of Printers
  • School Communication
  • Cyberethics

Stage 3

This would be more difficult subjects that highly literate computer users would most likey find useful, but people in Stage 1 would find beyond their grasp. This stage would include topics such as:
  • Using Web 2.0 tools (wikis, podcasts, blogs, video, photosharing, etc.) in the classroom
  • Smartboards
  • Photoshop (I see this as an optional but beneficial program)
  • Video and Audio in the classroom