Approaching new semesters, community college’s teachers are confronted with a variety of levels of technology skills and fluency of their students. At first it can be difficult to ascertain what level the students are across the spectrum.  It may not be until you assign a writing assignment or one which requires internet research that you can identify large gaps of skills in using web applications, software or current operating systems effectively. I would like to recommend a few of the tools and strategies that I use to better...

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About the Author:

Daniel Downs

Daniel Downs is currently an Adjunct Professor in the CIT & Web Development programs at Bunker Hill Community College. Daniel is also the Program Coordinator for Digital Learning for Grades 6-12 at Andover Public Schools in Andover, Massachusetts. Daniel’s interests include curriculum and instructional design connected to Project Based Learning using Technology, Authentic Assessment and Web and Mobile App Curriculum Development. Daniel received his Doctorate of Education in 2013. Visit his blog at