Is texting a daily source of communication?
Is Twitter your primary link to hot topics and news events?
Do you spend more on iPad peripherals than on pens and pencils?
According to ASCD EDge community member Terry Heick, you just might be a 21st century teacher.
You might be a 21st century teacher if…
- You think of clouds as good things.
- You check twitter for news. And only twitter.
- The blogosphere is more relevant a term than the stratosphere.
- You spent more this year on iPad peripherals than you have pencils and pens.
- You giggle when you recall how you used to simply give tests at the end of a unit.
- You hate Wikipedia.
- You begged your school accountant for an iTunes card instead of your annual classroom fund.
- Have actually used the phrase “digital citizenship” in a sentence with a straight face.
- You’re in major trouble if the internet goes down during a lesson.
- You love YouTube.
- You forgot what chalk does to your skin.
- Flipping the classroom is an instructional strategy rather than a method of classroom management.
- Your students facebook friend request you, and won’t take the hint.
- Your district has a more transparent facebook policy than they do on assessment or curriculum mapping.
- You text other teachers during meetings.
- You think school should be out on Steve Jobs’ birthday.
- You trade rooms with another teacher for a better Wi-Fi signal—and don’t tell them why.
Continue reading to find out if you are a 21st century teacher.