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Baby Boomer Bloggers
December 3rd, 2007

Read a nice post by Graham Wegner just then. Graham was blogging about a productive mathematics lesson created by Dan Meyer. I shared the post with my mathematical colleagues. I commented on Graham’s blog as I was amused by Graham’s reference to the age difference between he and Dan. I am intrigued by this and I now wonder what is the average age of teachers that blog?

It seems that there is a number of baby boomers present when one considers a stream of edubloggers in a Twitter line-up. What is a baby boomer? A Google search uncovered the suitably titled Aging Hipsters web site. It defined baby boomers as those individuals born during the time period that stretched from 1946 to 1964. Wikipedia qualifies that further with a prequisite that a baby boomer was born in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada or Australia.

I was born in 1958. I was one of seven children. Six of us are teachers. My sister is a librarian. All of us are baby boomers by definition. Am I also an aging hipster?

So, what is the average age of an educator that blogs? I know I am not a digital immigrant and I am not a digital native. Perhaps I am an aging digital hipster?

2 Responses to “Baby Boomer Bloggers”

  1. acroamatic Says:

    I’m not sure about aging, but you’re definitely a digital hipster! =)

  2. John Larkin Says:

    Thanks Kenneth! Congratulations! You are the first person to comment on my new WordPress blog! Thank you!