Tuesday, November 16, 2010

EDUBlog Nominations

My Nominations for The 2010 Edublog Awards are:

Best individual blog- Spencer's Scratch Pad http://www.johntspencer.com/
I have just located this blog and it makes me think really deeply about things related to education.

Best individual tweeter- Diane Cordell @dmcordell
I call her "The Great One" because she is nice to everyone, she is willing to help ANYONE out, and is now retired and uses her knowledge to help coach and guide younger teachers.

Best class blog-Lee Kolbert's Class Blog http://weblogs.pbspaces.com/mrskolbert/

Lee's class have excellent blog posts on a wide variety of subjects. There have been many times where I have thought that the kids have a unique perspective on a subject. 

Best resource sharing blog -Free Technology for Teachers http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

Not only the sharing of resources & links, but FTT gives ideas on how the websites might be useful.

Most influential blog post- Rather Painful Reflection http://attheteachersdesk.blogspot.com/2010/11/edcampkc-rather-painful-reflection.html

Wow, this one is relatively new, but I think it resonates the feelings of many teachers. It is one that stuck with me for days!

Best teacher blog- Paul Bogush  Blogush http://blogush.edublogs.org/

Paul is a rebel of sorts because he posts great ideas and things that make me think. He also shows sort of a 'warts and all' sort of perspective in which he opens up about things that are troubling to him and that he is not perfect.

Best School Administrator blog Educational Discourse http://kwhobbes.wordpress.com/

Kelly is another person who is willing to put his thoughts out there and let them fall where they do. It's honest and open and very engaging.

Best educational wiki: Vicki Davis' Westwood http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0

Vicki is, in my opinion, the queen of the Wiki. She not only has an amazing set of resources, she also teaches people about how to effectively manage them.

Lifetime achievement- Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Vicki is a very dear person who shares a lot about her "Flat Classroom" project and every day teaching. Although she hasn't been 'famous' in edtech circles for years, she is so very knowledgeable and is a practicing teacher. 



Wm Chamberlain said...

I am (is there a word for speechless but with writing?) My reflection was very emotional for me, but I am very thankful that it made such an impact on you too. Thank you for the nomination, it means a great deal to me.

Lee Kolbert said...

Wow! I'm truly honored that you included my class blog. It's definitely been my goal to target not only my students and parents, but to present a good model for others. Thanks so much!

John T. Spencer said...

Thanks for the nomination! I am truly honored.

Vicki A. Davis said...

Thank you so much for including my class wiki and including me on your nominations! It is so touching to be included! Thank you so much!

It is indeed a great honor to have such kind words said!

Paul Bogush said...

A rebel eh? I do only blog in a leather jacket while smoking. Thank you...

kwhobbes said...

Thanks for nominating my blog. I am honored given the number of administrators that blog and probably do so more frequently than I have in the past little while. Thank you!