I’m a girl who has difficulty picking my favorite song or gelato flavor. I enjoy so many and get so excited by many. Awards are difficult for me because there are so many educators who produce such great blogs, wikis, webinars and/or share through Twitter and Facebook. This, however, is why I continue to participate in the Edublog Awards because educators worldwide share so much and deserve to be highlighted. Forgive me friends. I will not mention so many of you who deserve also to be highlighted. I have taken the word Best off, though, because really I can’t pick one but definitely I enjoy the work by these great folks.
Individual blog– Don’t know how he does it but Steve Wheeler, author of Learning with E’s, continues to produce thought-provoking posts and provide incredible insights to the world of education technology, education in general, and education
Group blog– The Connected Principals. I truly appreciate the various principals who contribute posts of incredible leadership and passion. They make such a difference with their leadership in schools and sharing their work on social networks.
New blog– Scott Newcomb has one of the best Mobile Learning blogs around. It’s fairly new and I’m so glad he’s sharing his vast experiences since he is one of the keenest in the field.
Ed tech / resource sharing blog– David Kapuler’s Technology Tidbits– David shares so many free and wonderful web tools 🙂
Individual tweeter– Jerry Blumengarten, @Cybraryman1
Jerry is one of the sweetest, most amazing member of my PLN. Every year I nominate him for Lifetime Achievement because he contributes so much. I also count him as a close friend, even though we have never met.
Twitter hashtag– #NTChat wonderful resource for new teachers and created by Lisa Dabbs, @TeachingWthSoul
Free web tool– Voicethread has a free app and web application that are both pretty cool
Educational use of audio / video / visual / podcast– NerdyCast is my new favorite podcast. Nick makes learning about our PLN so much fun!
Educational wiki– ICT Magic Wiki full of incredible resources
Open PD / unconference / webinar series– Future of Education interviews and webinars by Steve Hargadon continue to help educators connect with some of the greatest folks in education such as Diane Ravitch, Seth Godin, and Sir Ken Robinson
Educational use of a social network– ELTChat is a wonderful resource for English language teachers worldwide and continues to be a lively chat (#ELTChat), podcast, group blog, and so much more thanks to Marisa Constantinides, Shaun Wilden, James Taylor, and other dedicated teachers. It’s pretty present at most conferences I’ve attended so teachers feel like a family even if it’s their first time attending the conference.
Mobile app– Sock Puppets. I have way too much fun making these videos with students worldwide and they love it, too!
Lifetime achievement– Graham Davies recently passed away and contributed so much to education technology, ELT, and education in Second Life. I was blessed and honoured to have him introduce me during a presentation at last year’s IATEFL.
So there it goes folks!
Check out one of these resources! You won’t regret the good stuff you find. And also, for one of the educational resources one of your favorite PLN members has taken the time to create and you visit often, then leave a comment this week, share it with others on your social networks, or send them private messages telling them how much you appreciate them!
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