Where does the year go? With the end of our Australian school nigh it is time for the Edublogs Awards. Many people argue against awards for a variety of reasons but these awards are special as they are organic, nominated and voted for by the general public, highlight those who are doing some wonderful things both in and for, education and give us a wonderful resource bank of trends, thinking and learning. There are no prizes attached but the fact that blogs, resources and other online tools are nominated brings to the attention of us all those that have a special place in the lives and education of many.
In the school holidays, I love to go through the many nominations and see which resources will be of relevance and interest to me. There are new blogs to peruse, apps to try and online tools to experiment with.
It was with some surprise that I noticed my name had been added to the edblogs twitter list for “life time achievement’ awards. Whoever nominated me, I wish to thank you very sincerely. It makes much of the risk taking, the high evergy intake and time taken worthwhile. It also shows the value of the PLN and its wonderful place and role in pushing learning in innovative directions.
However, I was really surprised to read a tweet by my valued friend and colleague, Julie Lindsay asking people to consider voting for this blog as it had been nominated for the Best Teacher Blog. I had no idea that it was on the list until that tweet.
— Julie Lindsay (@julielindsay) December 6, 2014
Again it is such an honour to be nominated and although I will not actively persue on a public scale, if you do vote for me, I thank you so much, not only for the vote but for being a special part of my life!
If you should wish to vote for any of those nominated across the globe, please goto the Edublogs Awards site and ‘get lost’ looking at all the onderful nominations. Click on the like button and follow the prompts.
Others that are special to me include:-
- Best Open PD – Unconference Series - The Global Education Conference
- The Global Classroom Project Wiki – Best Educational Wiki
- Global Classroom hashtag #globalclassroom for Best Twitter Hashtag or Chat
- Skype in Education Best educational use of a social network
- Many of the nominations in the Lifetime Achievement – Sue Waters, Peggy George, Sue Wyatt (all have played an important role in my journey)