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