My Edublog Awards Nominations 2011
For the last few days, I’ve been fascinated by other bloggers’ nominations to the 2011 Edublog Awards. And now I feel I’m ready to make my own nominations, completely subjective of course – people and sites that have been particularly valuable to me over the last nine months or so since I have begun to be more active in the Tweeterverse in particular.
So here goes! In most categories, I could have nominated two or three others, too…
- Best individual blog: http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/ Learning with ‘e’s’ by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor of Learning Technology, Plymouth University. He says: “I’m interested in how technology can be made to work for us, particularly in education and training” – and he does just that with always interesting, often challenging, well-researched and well-presented blog posts.
- Best individual tweeter: @gcouros – great insights into the thoughts of a “Division Principal for Change” in a Canadian school district. What an educator!
- Best new blog: http://pamobriensblog.wordpress.com/ Pam O’Brien followed through with her new (academic) year resolutions and has been blogging about using ICT in her work as a Maths lecturer, as a mother who accompanies her kids to Coder Dojo (which started me off going to Coder Dojo myself – although Pam took it further and is now teaching the younger kids Scratch there!), and much more. Great to read!
- Best class blog: http://dans5thclass.wordpress.com/ This blog by Dan’s 5th class, Balbriggan Educate Together, is great. Written by kids from the class, weekly, informative, fun. Thanks for sharing, guys!
- Best ed tech / resource sharing blog: www.anseo.net for relevant reviews, views and discussions
- Most influential blog post: This is personal – Pam O’Brien’s account of Coder Dojo in Limerick in http://pamobriensblog.wordpress.com/ has changed the shape of my son’s (and my) weekends completely. Thank you, Pam!
- Best twitter hashtag: #edchatie – I have learned an enormous amount of stuff by just following that hashtag (not just on Monday nights)!
- Best free web tool: www.dropbox.com – love it, thanks for the tip, Dan! How did I ever manage without this super-handy tool to access your files across devices, from anywhere, and share with anyone you want to…
- Best educational use of a social network: The weekly #edchatie Twitter chat, each Monday evening half eight to half nine… facilitated by the wonderful @fboss. Very educational, I try to fit it in if I can at all.