THINKING ABOUT THE INTERNET IN MY LIFE…

By Gladys Baya (May 20, 2009)

Someone sent me one of those chain emails today… lots of jokes about teachers…
TEACHER:  Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago. WINNIE:      Me!

Now, talking seriously…
“The Internet was built around … as from a 1969; though in fact, the Web as people understand it now, starts in 1994, with the existence of web browsers, of the world wide web”

Manuel Castells – Internet y la Sociedad Red (my translation) (2000?)

So… this was just 15 years ago?!?

And this is MY today…

And, of course, there’s the Web 2.0…

•Discussion groups •Forums •Blogs •RSS •Photologs •Wikis •Twitter® •Facebook® •Podcasts •Social Bookmarking •File sharing •Tagging •Creative Commons

For me and all these other people…

Source: http://www.ipligence.com/worldmap/

And in my classrooms???

…and today:

Now, talking SERIOUSLY…

TEACHER:  Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago. WINNIE:     

Me!

We must not forget…
Technology is just a TOOL. In the hands of teachers TOOL and learners, the main elements in any classroom, new technologies can be powerful transformers and help empower learners… But they won’t miraculously transform classes in which students are not learning into learning paradises, or make weak voices leaders of the world…

And before you stop watching this slideshow… TEACHER:   Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested? HAROLD:     A teacher

Thanks for your attention!

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