21st Century Teaching? Where Do You Rank?

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21st Century Teaching? Where Do You Rank?

WHERE ARE YOU IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM? Are tech tools improving your teaching or just a replacing one tool for another? The quiz below will rank you on our technology integration scale and provide you with smart tips from our website to extend your tech comfort zone. Get started! ​​​​​​​


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How do you communicate with students and parents outside of the classroom?  If more than one - select the method you would use most often.
    • A. 

      Parent-teacher meetings with parents or students as needed

    • B. 

      Email

    • C. 

      Wiki and/or classroom-management software

    • D. 

      Written notes home

    • E. 

      Social network (such as Twitter / Facebook)

  • 2. 
    How do you collaborate with your colleagues at school? If more than one - select the method you would use most often.
    • A. 

      Meetings

    • B. 

      Email

    • C. 

      Teachers’ wiki

    • D. 

      Social network (such as Twitter/Facebook)

  • 3. 
    How do you manage and collate your students’ work and assessment? If more than one - select the method you would use most often.
    • A. 

      Handwritten classroom log and records

    • B. 

      Frequently updated Word documents

    • C. 

      Excel spreadsheet

    • D. 

      Online grade book (class-management software)

    • E. 

      Digital Portfolio in an online space

  • 4. 
    When your students talk about the latest technology, you:
    • A. 

      Join the conversation by asking questions

    • B. 

      Tell them to talk about it later, outside of class

    • C. 

      Eavesdrop and later Google anything you didn’t understand

    • D. 

      Offer your own discoveries and ask your students to help you find new ways to use technology in class

  • 5. 
    When preparing lesson plans, you
    • A. 

      Search the Internet for ideas

    • B. 

      Go to a handful of favourite lesson-plan sites on the Web

    • C. 

      Post your question on your PLN-Personal Learning Network (such as Twitter, Facebook) and see what others are doing

    • D. 

      Check in with colleagues in the staffroom

    • E. 

      I use most of these

  • 6. 
    What devices, if any, do you rely on in your work as a teacher?
    • A. 

      Computer

    • B. 

      Digital camera

    • C. 

      Voice recorder

    • D. 

      Interactive whiteboard

    • E. 

      Mobile phone

    • F. 

      IPad / Tablet device

    • G. 

      Web 2.0/3.0 tools

    • H. 

      I use a few of these

    • I. 

      I use most of these

    • J. 

      None of these

  • 7. 
    If you use a computer or tablet device, what type of applications or programs do you use to enhance your teaching? 
    • A. 

      Classroom-management software

    • B. 

      Creative apps eg. iMovie

    • C. 

      Keynote or PowerPoint

    • D. 

      Web based applications Web2.0 / 3.0

    • E. 

      Word Documents

    • F. 

      Collaboration tools eg.Skype, web conferncing

    • G. 

      Drill and skill apps eg. maths games

    • H. 

      I use a few of these

    • I. 

      I use most of these

  • 8. 
    How do you stay up-to-date on integrating technology in the classroom?
    • A. 

      I don’t

    • B. 

      I check in with my colleagues in the staffroom

    • C. 

      I regularly check a handful of blogs and websites dedicated to the topic

    • D. 

      I get RSS feeds from relevant organisations and from mentors and their websites

    • E. 

      I use Social Media Tools eg. Twitter, Pinterest or Scoopit

  • 9. 
    When the topic of technology comes up, your colleagues think of you as:
    • A. 

      Old school

    • B. 

      A mentor

    • C. 

      Eager to learn

    • D. 

      A newbie

  • 10. 
    How often is a technology application part of a lesson plan in your classroom?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Sometimes, but only as a research or word processing tool for students to use

    • C. 

      Weekly

    • D. 

      Almost every day

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