Through one of my posts on classroom20, I met a lady who had commented on my blog, named Rashkath. When I joined twitter, it was good to see that rashkath was a member. Rashkath, to me is rather amazing, in that she is a maths teacher from India and has wholeheartedly embraced web2.0 and blogging with her maths class. Rashkath has also started a ning for passionate teachers and it is wonderful to see teachers from India and other countries participating here as well.So, it was with some surprise that I received both a direct message, email and comment again awarding me a Thinking Blogger award. The global pathway of this award is of great interest in itself. Rashkath’s award came via Leena (another maths teacher) in Finland and has now flowed onto the USA and Australia. I just love all these global and e-connections!
Luckily, I was rather tardy with this post, as I have since found out that lizbdavis has also honoured me with this award. Liz is another extremely hard working teacher who is a mentor for classroom2.o Her dedication to web2.0 and the emerging technologies is nothing short of absolutely amazing. Liz has developed wonderful screencasts, posts and other activities to share with the world. I have followed her from afar since my introduction to web2.0 and really feel honoured that she has also awarded me with the thinking blogger award. Hey Liz, if Rashkath had not also awarded you this honour, you would have been one of my 5 as well!!
About the award.
The participation rules:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).
In addition there is a note: “Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all – blogs that really get you thinking! ” I would like to share with the world 5 people…who are doing excellent job in the field of education.
So, for 5 blogs that make me think:-
- Edutrails Jeff is such an experienced ed tech teacher who has been willing to teach me so much via emails, wikis, videoconferencing and his blogs. His work on the 1001 flat tales project for middle school students is inspirational and his blog posts offer food for thought and good reading!
- Journeys Diane was one of the first people whom I met on twitter. Since then I have enjoyed reading her blog posts as they are always interesting, combining different styles, topics and themes, with great illustrations, imagery and a mix of poetry thrown in for variety.
The rise of reflection Jess has such a great understanding of web2.0 tools and how to use them. She is LOTE teacher of mandarin Chinese and the application of web2.0 in her classroom and to teaching generally, is willingly shared in her blog posts. Jess has inspired me on many occasions and best of all she teaches with me at my school!!
- Kevin’s Meandering mind I love this blog as Kevin enjoys podcasting, mulitmedia and inspiring students with audio and music. The day in a sentence posts provide reflections and food for thought. His caring and compassionate personality are evident through these posts. The blogs are updated almost daily, with lots of interesting tips and anecdotes.
- n2teaching blogspot We have so many things in common, from teaching to farming and making plum jam. So I find n2’s blogs really interesting and inspiring with a mixture of posts on web2.0 tools (that I also like to use) and various classroom applications.
So thank you, Rashkath and Liz Davis for making me think that my blog really matters.
(ps Do I get two badges on my post?????)