The Seven Habits of Effective Teachers Who Use Technology

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Are you integrating technology or hoping to become a more effective teacher? If you circled one or both of those options, then listen up. Also, go grab a damp towel before that marker stays permanent on your computer monitor! Okay, all cleaned off? Let’s learn about some of the must-know habits of effective connected educators.

Whether you’re using technology a lot or just dipping your proverbial toes in the digital water, this quick set of tips is perfect for you.For starters, you should know that effective connected educators always “start with the why” and don’t immediately adopt and deploy technology as soon as possible. They try to figure out “why” that particular piece of tech should have a lofty place in the classroom and where it would help.

Effective educators who use technology also think ahead. They think two steps ahead, actually. That means they figure out what the connected classroom will look like 1, 2, even 5 years from now. Then they respond. They understand that it may be all about Apple iPads right now, but that doesn’t mean that’s the best option for their classroom. For example, what if iPads fall out of favor and instead a free tablet or no tablet at all is the answer. It’s all about thinking ahead.

That’s the idea behind this awesome visual. Do you exhibit all 7 habits? What would you add? Share your other effective habits and characteristics with our Mileposts community down in the comments!

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Source: The Always Prepped Blog – a great resource!

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Posted: July 2nd, 2013