Graphic-A-Day#7 – Massive yet tiny.

I was trying to work out how many new ‘edublogger’ posts are made a day. Sue Waters pointed out that most educational bloggers don’t tag with ‘education’ : Guilty. This is from the Technorati 2008 report recently published. At the same time, less than 5% of teachers are bloggers. So in a school, there will be a small number of teachers who are aware of the wealth of professional development and opportunties online – and how supportive, challenging and informed this community is in achieving common goals.

Of course this community has multiple interests and themes, but no matter what your ‘lens’ then you will meet hundreds of teachers and educators who share it. That is massive. That is what people call a ‘personal learning network’. Often, those in the school may see the ‘few’ who are doing all sorts of strange things with technology classrooms – as a minority, or fringe.

The reality is that those teachers are actually connected to a network with a 100x magnification on professional development, so they don’t see themselves as a minority at all. The connected majority is the groundswell that is changing teaching and learning … and thats todays poster.

4 thoughts on “Graphic-A-Day#7 – Massive yet tiny.

  1. If 2000 are written by teachers I wonder how many are written by students each day? And if 2000 posts are written by teachers and most only post twice weekly than how many teachers are blogging? WOW the maths is doing in my head.

    Definitely connecting teachers, students,parents and the World.

  2. I wish I had something more profound to add than “Thank You so much for making this point and sharing this graphic” but sometimes all you can do is tip your hat. *tips hat*

  3. Last week I was helped a prep teacher build a blog for his class and their parents. He had made a film or vodcast with his students of the writing process and wanted to share this with the parents. He was about to burn 20 plus CD’s of the film / vodcast when I suggested he post it on a blog and invite feedback, comments or suggestions. Your message was very timely to me – thanks.

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