Monday, December 7, 2009

Edublog Awards

A short post to nominate some worthy entries for the EduBlog Awards. These are people I learn with and from every day.

Best educational use of a social networking service
I learn every day at the Elementary Tech Teachers ning. It was started and is hosted by Nedra Isenberg. Even though it was started as a gathering place for elementary technology teachers, there are many classroom teachers and middle school teach teachers sharing resources daily. I am amazed at Nedra's ability to welcome every member with a personal note. The group has grown from a handful of educators to almost 900 as of this post.

Best individual tweeter
Hands down, I enjoy learning everyday with Alec Couros (@courosa). He is a professor of educational technology & media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He shares his classroom with the world, moments from his life, and interesting bits and pieces he finds around the web.

Best individual blog
I really enjoy Chris Harbeck's Making it Interesting. Chris shares his thoughts on bringing students an understanding of math in many interesting ways. I taught middle school math and even though I no longer have my own math classroom, I still appreciate seeing how he teaches concepts and engages his students along the way.

Best resource sharing blog
Kevin Jarrett's Welcome to NCS-Tech! blog is a staple in my reader. He has a great collection of free resouces that he devines from Twitter, reader feeds, the blogosphere, and beyond. He helps me find resources that I would not necessarily find on my own and gives a great recap on the benefits and potential drawbacks of various tools. Thanks to Kevin for his ability to be well rested on a few hours of sleep and blogging for those of us in search of quality tools.

Thank you everyone near and far who help me on a daily basis.

"Excellence." totalAldo's photostream. 2008 May 10. 2009 December 7.


  1. Awwww, thanks so much Ann. I really appreciate your nomination. It has been a pleasure to have connected with you for so long now. :-)

    All the best to you. See you in the stream.

  2. Thank you Ann. I am honored by your nomination. It's the teachers like you that make the ning successful. Thank you for the time you put into the conversations held there.

  3. You're welcome Nedra. You put so much effort into making it a good experience. It's what makes the difference between a ning that takes off and one that languishes. This one is really taking off!

  4. Wow I have to write more to be in such company at the Edublog Awards. I am honoured. Thanks for reading my thoughts.

    If the world knew we were long lost twins though.....

    Thanks again

  5. Chris-
    You don't have to be verbose to be interesting. If I get back into the math classroom, I'd hope to be as engaging. Thank *you* for putting your thoughts out there!