…I know I have been known to poke fun at the Edublog Awards – actually, for the 2011 Edublog Awards I did get a few nominations in – after the deadline and without using the suggested categories!
Yes…I still maintain that I am not a fan of “professional competitions”.
It especially makes me “sad” to see educators screaming “VOTE FOR ME!” over twitter…so sad!
Please…don’t do that! Don’t be THAT guy!
Not cool – not cool at all!
If people are blogging…and tweeping…for “awards” or “badges” – surely they didn’t get “the memo”…and miss the point totally.
Guys – it is supposed to get us off the planet…faster!
I blame the “KLOUT culture” (and the Kardashians)…
– Damn you, KLLLLLOOOOOUUUUUUUT!
Ne se! Where were we?
Last year I got me ear bent (for not taking the Awards as seriously as, say, a heart attack) – and it has been happening again this week…over the past few days (a lot)!
I am starting to see the light…at the end of the blogosphere!
There is so much great stuff out there – and it needs to be shared…and thunk over!
The #eddies12 are a great way to pick up new blogs and folks to read – just going thru the (bloody long) process of reflecting on my fave blogs and sneaking a quick look at some of the nominations has helped me re-connect with a few people I shouldn’t have left alone these past months.
But…here’s the thing…I’m even more sorry (sorrier – ???) that I cannot put everyone down on me list! This is really why I hate blogging competitions…
Sorry, gals! So sorry…
So here goes everything – my 2012 Edublog Award nominations are:
Best individual blog
- dangerously!irrelevant – from Scott McLeod
Best group blog
- Inquire Within – from bloggers in 14 countries, across 6 continents
Best new blog
- Diane Ravitch’s Blog – from Diane Ravitch, yani!
Best ed tech / resource sharing blog
- Free Technology For Teachers – from Richard Byrne
Best teacher blog
- Venspired – from Krissy Venosdale
Most influential blog post
- Seven Keys to Effective Feedback – from Grant Wiggins
Best individual tweeter
Best twitter hashtag
Best free web tool
Best educational wiki
- Educational Origami – from Andrew Churches
Best educational use of a social network
- Ana Cristina Pratas – from Ana Cristina, duh!
Best mobile app
Good luck to all!
Remember – we are all far better off when we SHARE and LEARN from…and with others – so share-your-love!