You Know You’re a Techy Teacher When…

I have to reblog this wonder post by my efriend, Lisa. How many of these fit you? Can you add to this fun list?

You Know You’re a Techy Teacher When…

  1. You can’t remember the last time you printed a classroom document.
  2. Plurking, tweeting, and playing with your wiki in public are acceptable behaviors.
  3. Your Notebook isn’t spiral bound – it plugs into the wall.
  4. Forget the garden…you spend more time on the weekend weeding out your Inbox.
  5. You can recite your school’s Acceptable Use Policy by heart.
  6. On parent/teacher night, instead of exchanging business cards, you Bump.
  7. You express yourself with emoticons.
  8. You no longer consider it graffiti to write on someone’s wall.
  9. Your significant other gets jealous of your PLN.
  10. It’s not creepy to have lots of followers.
  11. You’re in a constant battle to be Mayor of your school.
  12. Your students call you the “cool” teacher.
  13. The other teachers are jealous of your Prezi.
  14. YouTube is blocked in your school, and you know how to get around it and still use the content.
  15. The Tech Department is sick of your constant requests to unblock Twitter.
  16. You’ve Googled your principal.
  17. You know that TweetDeck is not a patio with a lot of birds.
  18. You correct your friends’ grammar when they text you.
  19. Never mind the fruit, you want a real Apple for Christmas.
  20. “Casual Fridays” means logging into the EdTech UNconference in your bunny slippers.
  21. You wear your “I Heart EdTech” button everywhere you go.
  22. You read this blog post then tweet it, like it, and pass it on to a friend

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Author: Jacqui
Welcome to my virtual classroom. I've been a tech teacher for 15 years, but modern technology offers more to get my ideas across to students than at any time in my career. Drop in to my class wikis, classroom blog, our internet start pages. I'll answer your questions about how to teach tech, what to teach when, where the best virtual sites are. Need more--let's chat about issues of importance in tech ed. Want to see what I'm doing today? Click the gravatar and select the grade.

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