Saturday, 21 March 2009

Mundobloggers



Yesterday I attended an event called "Mundo Bloggers" (Blogger World) It took place in Buenos Aires and most of the participants were local people.

I would like to point out the following:

1) 50% of participants were above their 40s - me among them :-)

2) Although most of the speakers were interesting, I found Santiago Bilinkis' power point presentation the most interesting and Alejandro Oxenford's speech the most enriching.


3) The most successful Argentinian bloggers are two ladies - good for women! - in their early 20s (19 and 25 respectively). If you want to read about them. Their virtual names are: Cumbio (fotolog teen age social leader who was interviewed by the New York Times!) and Conz

4) A 13-old-year boy broadcasted the event alive using http://www.ustream.tv/

Now my question is : According to points 3 and 4 mentioned above, shall we go on teaching with a common blackboard and chalk or maker ????

3 comments:

Lisette Casey said...

Blackboards and chalk have been around since the 1800's. I think it's time for a change.

I've dabbled in SL but I'm a bit hesitant to use them with my 8th graders - what are your thoughts? Also, would you be interested in orienting an outsider to SL just as your author friend did?

Also, a side note. I spent my early years in BA. The musician Jaime Torres is a very good friend of mine. We just had a visit last Christmas. Small world.

You can check out my blogs - http://mrscaseys8thgradeearthscience.blogspot.com/

http://msmslearningcommunity.blogspot.com/

Thanks

gitargirl said...

conz wrote in her blog she´s 25 years old. a few months ago.

silvia said...

of course we have to use technology when we teach, and i guess one day we´ll be using only a screen and keyboard - or whatever there is instead by then, but for now we´ll have to make do with a little more board and marker, or even chalk, together, of course, with as much technology as we can.