Hello, everybody! Meme... what-s that? that was exactly my question when I read a post called My first Meme at Teacher Nelba Quintana-s blog. She got it from her student María Luján's meme. So, a meme is an idea which spreads. Digging a little more....is short for: Multitasking Extensible Messaging Environment. If you want to know more about memes, you can visit Chris Garret-s blog
All you have to do to follow our meme is to answer to the question How did you get started to use Internet? and pass it to two more friends to continue spreading their answers... it-s like a virus... you get it and you pass it to your friends....
This is my answer to Nelba-s Meme ...... and my first Meme!!!!
Hi, my dear Nelba! How did I get started? well, I was doing my postgrade studies on Educational informatics back in 2002, at that time educative software was ruling and using internet was 1.0. But something great happened... I found Webheads in Action... my dear webheads taught me everything I know about the internet and how to use it to teach. That was in 2003, that year I had the oportunity to meet some of my best friends and brothers and sisters. Dafne as you know is from venezuela and she-s one one my fairy godmothers... I have several (Karen Garcia, Susan Nyrop, Buthaina, Teresa and of course Vance - the godfather) when I started everything they told me was like a fantasy or magical... it feels the same way now, though. Throught webhads I found you and now we are working together in this wonderful project Writingmatrix.
First I joined the Weabheads in Action community of practice which is a Yahoo Group for EFL teachers. Of course, I started using chat often and loved being closed to my new friends when I needed them the most. I remember my first chat experience in a public chat room.... it was awful... nobody wanted to talk to me... and when they finally did, one person told me if my id name standed for Doris 3 machos... I was really shocked and what was worst was that my husband was reading over my shoulder and he said what are you doing, this chat thing is really dangerous, don-t do it again. That-s way it-s better to have your own friends in your messenger list. It worked really good.
Next I created my own website using frontpage to design it (You can look at it here ). Later, I started my own Yahoo groups for my different classes. Finally, Web 2.0 arrived and webheads started working with blogs. I started my first blog thanks to Vance Stevens and his invitation to join his course about Multiliteracies (here is my first blog).
What-s for tomorrow? I think we-ll keep on connecting people, teaching, sharing and learning. A hug!
* I pass this meme to Alejandro Araujo, Juan Carlos Ulluoa and Cristina Velasco
if you want to leave your meme.. post it here and in your blog... don-t forget to pass it to three more friends... (pingback)
This is Orianna-s meme
This is a friend from Slovenia Velišček Matej