Geelong, Victoria, Australia
John Pearce is a primary, (elementary), school teacher in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. He has been working with blogs and other web 2.0 tools both with his students and personally for a number of years. Drawing on these experiences he has presented at numerous face to face conferences as well as at the 2006 K-12 Conference. In 2006 he was awarded one of the 14 Australian Microsoft Innovative Teachers Award.
“Me blog? No way!!!”
Arguably blogging and the whole web 2.0 experience has been one of the most significant growth areas in the use of computers world wide. Indeed the opportunities that this environment offers to education seems endless. Why is it that there are far more teachers who are yet to explore this environment than those that have? Even worse why are some even actively shying away from using these tools. This presentation looks in a light hearted but serious way at some of the reasons used by the blog averse. Some counterpoints to such reasoning will be discussed in the presentation and participants will also be able to continue the discussion via a dedicated blog. Come on in and check out the characters involved and see if you have some of them at your place.