25 signs you might be a 21st century teacher

• 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.
• You’ve texted during class, but have taken a student’s phone for doing the same.
• You plan lessons assuming that every student has Wi-Fi broadband access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
• Students blame passwords and log-in issues rather than the dog for eating their homework.
• Your students have to explain certain technologies to you, but you pretend you already knew.
• Your computer clock replaced the clock on the wall.
• You seriously consider that if it’s not being talked about on Twitter, it may not have happened.
• You’ve spoken more recently with the tech leader in Mumbai than the new 10thgrade Math teacher down the hall.
• You always truly believe there’s an app for that.

Fluency 21 – 21st century Fluencies