I’m taking the last minute step to nominate some blogs for the 7th Annual Edublogs Awards. The nominations close TODAY! My understanding is that its about education sector blogs, so I’m sticking to the teacher blogs I know and love.
I know that most blogs and categories are about teachers who are interested in digital technologies. However I wanted to enter blogs that have inspired, helped and educated me! I’ll let you know what happens from here (it’s all a bit of an experiment).
I am nominating the following blogs in the categories listed below:
Best individual tweeter
Catriona understands the educational value of Twitter as a tool for engaging and learning through active participation. If you look at her tweets, there are lots of conversations, thoughts and comments happening. She is a positive communicator.
Best new blog
Let the Children Play.
Jennifer Kable’s blog really encouraged and inspired me. Within less than one year she has one of the most influential and popular pre-school blogs on the planet. Have a look at see why. Beautiful photos and lots of child-initiated ideas. Best of all the focus is largely on outdoor play including forays into the Australian Bush.
Best resource sharing blog
Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning.
Sherry and Donna have the most professional and organised blog out there in the pre-school world. Each activity is meticulously photographed and give us step-by-step instructions for all sorts of activities from water walls to flying balloons.
Most influential blog post
A numb butt makes a numb mind.
Every time I read this post, I get lump in my throat. The words and images just say everything to me about why children need real world experiences.
Best teacher blog
Tom Hobson posts daily about life at his cooperative pre-school. The posts can be funny, serious, heart-warming, sobering and all-in-all very interesting. He thinks and talks from the heart as well as his head and demonstrates what emancipated educators achieve.
Best educational wiki
This is an unsung hero of a wiki. Metasaga is a beautiful thinking skills framework that helps children and adults reflect upon their personal circumstances through looking at events and objects around them. Lots of examples to help you get going. Big thanks to Kate Coutts, Head Teacher at Uyeasound – the most northern school in the British Isles.
Best corporate education blog
The freshest outdoor website on the planet. The book had my teenage son entranced. The blog is funny, innovative and original.
Let’s see what happens now!