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.