It’s time to give a shout out to the sources of my inspiration for 2010 in my Edublog Award Nominations .
Let me start by saying that it was extremely hard to nominate just one person or blog in each category. And the more I thought about it, I realised that I have a PLN that has so much to offer, and they all should get a nomination.
Alas, that is not possible.
So here, after much culling, agonising and swearing, is my final list.
Best individual blog – Learning with e’s – @timbuckteeth- Steve Wheeler. Wow! The ideas, the resources, the inspiration. If there is one place I like to go and read about the future of education - its here.
Best group blog – e-Assessment -(HCC) Hunter Central Coast – @pipcleaves @pryorcommitment – Phillipa Cleaves / Roger Pryor. This is but one of a group of blogs specifically built to grow edtech in my school region. Awesome!
Best class blog – The Blog Dogs – Mitch Squires and his merry band of bloggers show what is possible when enthusiasm and imagination meets school blogging.
Best resource sharing blog – Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero – David Kapular. Unbelievable! I look forward to seeing what gems my reader brings from this bloke. Always something interesting and useful.
Most influential blog post – “Why teachers should blog” by @TeachPaperless (Shelly Blake-Plock). It makes so much sense. Blogging has made me think more about what I do, and reflecting with my critical friends has paid off big time.
Best teacher blog – The PE Geek – @mrrobbo – Jarred Robinson – One of the first bloggers I followed, and it’s been great to come along on the ride of his PE Tech discoveries and observations.
Best educational tech support blog – Human – @lasic – Tomas Lasic – as a Moodle user and teacher, I find Tomas’ blog my go- to spot for Moodle help. His “2 minute Moodles” have made my job as Moodle coordinator at school much easier.
Best use of a PLN - #nswdet – This tag has charted a revolution in the use of edtech in New South Wales Department of Education schools and their teachers. Leaders like @pryorcommitment, @benpaddlejones, @pipcleaves @Darcy1968 and @jangreen31 have bred innovators that in turn become leaders in their own school communities.
Best elearning blog – The Moodle Man blog – @moodleman – Julian Ridden – Picked up the theme here? I like Moodle, and Julian has been invaluable in helping me along my Moodle journey. Thanks Julian! And his blog looks pretty too!
Note: I didn’t try to single out Best Individual Tweeter, because that is impossible.
What are you choices?