I am surprised, honoured, ashamed and excited about my blog making the Edublogs 2011 nominations in the Best Teacher Blog category. Thank you to Judith Way, a constant support and person who has inspired me and many others, for the nomination. First time I made it to the shortlist for which I am grateful. So, to explain the shame, I haven’t made time to nominate anybody this year which is a great pity because I would have liked to.
The Edublogs Awards are a fantastic way to discover new blogs and bloggers in all the categories. Each year my RSS reader bulges with new subscriptions after these discoveries. It’s a good thing the holidays are coming up – a chance to spend the time browsing and collecting.
There are so many exemplary people nominated, and many of those outside Australia, but there has been a growing Australian and New Zealand cohort too, and if I had (sigh) managed to vote, I would have voted for some of these –
Best individual blog Slightly addicted to fiction
Best Teacher blog What Ed Said
Best librarian / library blog Lucacept and Heyjude and Library Currants
Best new blog The Way Forward
Best class blog LRC Blog (because the library is a big classroom)
Most influential blog post – Chris Betcher: Tiny bursts of learning
Best educational use of audio / video / visual / podcast EdTechCrew
Best open PD / unConference / webinar series Australia e-Series and Tech Talk Tuesdays
Lifetime achievement Anne Mirtschin
And that’s definitely not everyone. I’m sure I’ve missed brilliant people. Thank you, if you’ve been reading my blog. Please come in for a chat as often as you like. I might be writing for self expression but I’m really writing for you.