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10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher

You love it when you don’t know the answer to something. It gives you the opportunity to tap into the real-time learning happening on Twitter and other social networks.

You make sure to set aside time every week (or so) to participate in Twitter hashtag chats.

Let’s face it. You’re a tech-savvy teacher.

That’s the idea behind our latest visual that we had a lot of fun making. It’s a fun way to really find out just how much technology has become integrated with your life. It’s like the Borg. Only slightly less deadly.

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Becoming a tech-savvy teacher isn’t easy and it actually takes quite a long time. As you can tell from just about all the example below, they are all time-intensive. You need to spend a year or so building a professional / personal learning network (PLN) that is big enough and reliable enough to be of use at a moment’s notice. For example, if you’re running a class or conference panel on the power of Twitter … you don’t want to have zero replies to a tweet you sent out to illustrate how useful your PLN is. It’s all about taking the time to make it perfect for you. That takes time.

The below are just a few of the many signs you’re a plugged-in and connected educator. What are some of the big signs we’ve missed? Share them with us down in the comments or by mentioning @DailyGenius on Twitter. We’ll be sure to retweet, share, and use your input for future graphics!

Tech-Savvy Teacher Signs

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  • Christophe Carlier Jan 23,2015 at 10:32 am

    Thanks for sharing this article. It is true that it takes time and it isn’t easy to become tech savvy. I have many basic computer skills, but I would like to learn more about the details so I can become a more effective computer user. One thing in specific that I would like to know more about is Microsoft Excel because I feel like it is very useful and used in many different jobs. Thanks again.

  • Tom Walton Dec 22,2014 at 1:39 pm

    You’re missing any consideration of the learners. That surely cannot be right!

    I count ONE mention of learners (who are apparently to be reduced to readers of the teacher’s blog).

    The tech-savvy teachers I know have realised, #1, that technology is most powerful when it’s in the hands of their learners.

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