Tony Gurr

Posts Tagged ‘2012 Edublog Awards’

Don’t VOTE For Me… (aka #eddies12 – Pt 02)

In News & Updates (from the CBO), Technology on 26/11/2012 at 6:33 pm

OK…it seems I have a couple of e-pals!

…or maybe…it is just that “brown envelopes” handed over in dark, underground parking garages….really do work, after all!

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OK – to the real “business” of today!

The nominations are “in”shortlists are being prepared (well almost)…and fans of bloggery around the globe are holding their breath…as I bang away at my keyboard!

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I have a “bad feeling” about this…Obi-Wan!

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Over the next few days…your twitter accounts and e-mail folders will start to fill up with messages like these:

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What the senders of these little messages “actually” mean is:

…or perhaps:

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You might even get one like this:

Please, please, please….do NOT vote for “that guy”!

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Also, do not be sucked in by messages like this:

It didn’t work for Romney…it ain’t gonna work for the #Eddies12!

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Some people will try to intimidate you:

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…”threaten” you, even:

Do not get scared!

If you ever met half of these guys in the “real world”you’d know why!

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There will be others“creative types”…that will peak your interest with their visual wizardry and IT skill set:

Do not be fooled!

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And then…there are guys like me

…”nice” blokes that say:

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VOTE FOR MY NOMINEES…INSTEAD!

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Best individual blog

Best group blog

  • Inquire Within – from bloggers in 14 countries, across 6 continents

Best new blog

Best ed tech / resource sharing blog

Best teacher blog

Most influential blog post

Best individual tweeter

Best twitter hashtag

Best free web tool

Best educational wiki

Best educational use of a social network

Best mobile app

Lifetime achievement

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Good luck to all!

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My #eddies12: …and the nominations are…

In News & Updates (from the CBO), Technology on 16/11/2012 at 12:34 pm

OK, OK…

…I know I have been known to poke fun at the Edublog Awardsactually, for the 2011 Edublog Awards I did get a few nominations inafter 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!

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Please…don’t do that! Don’t be THAT guy!

Not cool – not cool at all!

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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!

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Ne se! Where were we?

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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!

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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.

Sorry, guys!

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…

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So here goes everythingmy 2012 Edublog Award nominations are:

Best individual blog

Best group blog

  • Inquire Withinfrom bloggers in 14 countries, across 6 continents

Best new blog

Best ed tech / resource sharing blog

Best teacher blog

Most influential blog post

Best individual tweeter

Best twitter hashtag

Best free web tool

Best educational wiki

Best educational use of a social network

Best mobile app

Lifetime achievement

Good luck to all!

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Remember – we are all far better off when we SHARE and LEARN from…and with others – so share-your-love!

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