February 22, 2012

You Know You’re a Techy Teacher When…

I have to reblog this wonder post by my efriend, Lisa over a ILove EdTech. 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 is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman.  She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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