In most ways, teachers that use technology in the classroom aren’t much different than those that don’t.
Any teacher worth their salt assesses, and then revises planned instruction based on data from those assessments.
They manage their classroom in a way that works for them, create a positive learning environment, and (great teachers especially) collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to make sure every humanly possible attempt is made to meet all students need.
But using technology in the classroom–and using it effectively–might require some slight adjustments on the part of the teacher to sustain the effort, creative problem-solving, and innovation required to actually improve learning through the use of technology. (And great administrators, too.)
In this context, Always Prepped recently released the following infographic that clarifies some of the habits highly-effective users of technology might possess. (We especially like 1, 3, and 4.) Would love to hear your thoughts on any you think they might’ve missed on twitter on facebook.
7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology
1. They always start with the why
2. They are malleable and can easily adapt
3. They embrace change
4. They share
5. They think win-win
6. They are thorough and think ahead
7. They actively care