Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Just back from TeachEat...

Great TeachMeet. Tasty TeachEat. Great night. More to follow on both I hope.

Originally uploaded by DavidDMuir
Interesting chat with Ollie. We both commented on the huge number of Tweets that were generated during the evening and Ollie wondered if there would be fewer blog posts as a result.

I'm not sure. I don't think more Tweets automatically leads to fewer blog posts. Perhaps blogging has always been a minority activity so increased numbers attending does not necessarily lead to a pro-rata increase in blogging.

Final observation for now is that despite concerns expressed before TeachMeet there were a lot of first time attenders there and a good number of non-techie topics presented. I'd say there was life in the old TeachMeet dog yet. :-)


Chris said...

I got the impression that the tech is settling down where it really always ought to be - at the service of good teaching rather than dominating it. There will always be a place for sharing new ideas, in whatever area of teaching - a teach-meet indeed, rather than a tech-meet/tech-eat!

David said...

As your very clever offspring said: it's not the teach, it's the teach. :-)

AB said...

Call me a pedant, but I can't help but point out your typo in the quote...?

N Winton said...

@AB: OK, you're a pedant!

For those not in the know, the original quotation is: "It's not the tech, it's the teach!"

David said...

Oops! Not tech - teach! Tech... teach. Clearly the TeachEat took more of me than I realised. :-)

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