Ninging, FBing, Jamendoeing or disappearing… What?!

Here's an opinion expressed I-don't-actually-remember-when, or by who, on the Dogme discussion group:

The horseshoe makers have all but disappeared along with the typists, telegraph senders, row boat men and red wax makers.

Teachers who aren't downloading, podcasting, communicating, blogging, tweeting, buzzing, ninging, FBing, jamendoeing, waving, creativecommonscreating, linking, viewing, exchanging, building avatars with their students will all go the same way, and well, probably, really quite quietly.

Surely that can't be right…?

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4 Comments

  1. I agree! Dunno what half of those things are but I'm too busy preparing lessons, teaching, correcting, assessing, dealing with discipline problems, dealing with parents, school inspectors, in meetings, etc, etc, oh, AND having my kids to use tech. (but NONE of those things, whatever they are). Hear hear! It's NOT right.

  2. They may go away, but not quietly, and they are sure to be replaced by more Web 2.0 tools — likely easier to use and more readily available.

    Sure, we don't know all of the things on the list above, but hopefully we know, and use, at least a few.

  3. Teachers who are "downloading, podcasting, communicating, blogging, tweeting, buzzing, ninging, FBing, jamendoeing, waving, creativecommonscreating, linking, viewing, exchanging, building avatars with their students" but not actually teaching them any English ought to be going away quietly 🙂 ! Un beso, K.

  4. Quote almost certainly from Karenne Sylvester of Kalinago English blog

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