Monday, November 28, 2011
2011 Edublog Awards
Last night the Aussie recording industry held their annual ARIA awards. Of course, the ARIA's pale in comparison to the 2011 Edublog Awards. Nominations are now open, and our little blogging niche is all a buzz.
I was in Primary School I first experienced nominations. Whenever the time came around to nominate for the prestige class captain or library monitor positions, a ball of anxiety would build in the pit of my stomach.
Would friend X be upset if I nominated friend Y? Would there be tears?
You'd think by now that I'd have put my big girl pants on and got over myself. You'd think.
But when it comes to nominating folk for the 2011 Edublog Awards I feel the familiar twinge of anxiety.
There are so many wonderful blogs out there to choose from: blogs I read religiously; blogs that make me think; blogs that give me ideas; blogs that get me dreaming and blogs that motivate me. How to pick just a few? Here goes:
Best Teacher Blog: Teacher Tom
Best Individual Blog: Zella Said Purple
Best Group Blog: Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning
Best Resource Sharing Blog: I'm a Teacher Get Me Outside Here
Best New Blog: Males in Early Childhood Education
Best Twitter Hashtag: #playoutdoors
Best Individual social network: Teach Preschool
Best Individual Tweeter: Brick by Brick
Before I go, I want to thank the wonderfully kind folk who have nominated me for Best Teacher Blog. I haven't been this honoured or excited since I was voted Class Captain in Mr Heywood's Year 4 class!