My choices for the Edublog Awards are as follows:
Best individual blog – Sue Waters’ Mobile Technology in TAFE and The Edublogger have provided so many ideas and practical tips. My fav. posts have been about PLNs and the way Sue demonstrated these at workshops.
Best new blog – Tomaz Lasic’s, Human gives this Perth based MOODLE enthusiast a unique voice in the blogosphere. Tomaz has been a great find for me this year and a very friendly supporter. His, ‘How MOODLE can Change a School’ videos were brilliant and much watched at my school.
Most influential blog post -Chris Betcher’s, ‘The New Digital Divide’ gave me a cold chill as I read about those engaged with digital technologies, collaborating online. To quote Chris, “These people are finding each other and forming alliances. They are conversing and sharing with each other. Their networks are amplifying their voices…they are starting to have a real voice. There has been a lot of talk for a long time…But that talk has been largely dispersed across disconnected individuals who were unable to have any collective voice.”
Best Ed-Tech support – Julian Ridden’s, The Moodleman Blog is quite simply THE resource for MOODLE.
Best teacher blog – Tony Searl’s, Sliced Bread is the kind of blog that teachers respect as, in his tone and considerations of their needs, Tony obviously respects and encourages them. Tony’s posts have a quiet authority and he appears to have a very safe pair of hands. I love the look of his blog.
Best librarian blog – Judy O’Connell’s, Hey Jude has probably been the blog this year I have most explored as there is such a wealth of material and links.
Thanks to all of you for your time and effort!