WOW…I am very blown away honoured to learn that Mobile Technology in TAFE blog is a finalist in the 2007 Edublog Awards in three separate categories: Best Individual Blog; Best New Blog and Best Ed Tech Support blog. Thanks to my readers for nominating my blog for the awards.
The winners will be announced at the Award ceremony which will be held in Second Life on Saturday December 8. In the meantime you can vote for your favourite finalists here by clicking on the category title.
For those new to the Edublog Awards — it is a community based incentive run on a voluntary basis. The awards were originally set up 4 years ago in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational institutions were blocking access of learners and teachers blog sites for educational purposes. Unfortunately 4 years later we are still faced with the same issues.
The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social softwares. While it is really nice to be nominated we need to remember the best aspects of the awards is it creates a fabulous resource for educators to use for ideas on how social software is used in different contexts, with a range of different learners; which means we are introduced to new sites that we might not have found if not for the awards process.
So I strongly recommend that you take the time to visit the web sites of the Edublogs Award Finalists and grab this opportunity to add some excellent educational blogs to your feed reader.
Congratulations to all of the nominees in each category but a specific hooooray to:
- Leonard Low’s Mobile Learning, Stephen Downes’s OLD Daily and Arthus’s Newly Ancient (Arthus is a high school student from USA) for Best Individual Blog
- Chris Betcher’s Betchablog, Graham Wegner’s Teaching Generation Z, Clay Burell’s Beyond School and Vicki Davis’s Cool Cat Teacher for Best Teacher Blog
- Judy O’Connell’s Hey Jude, Kathryn Greenhill’s My Librarian Matters and Cathy Nelson’s TechnoTuesday (Best Librarian/ Library blog)
- Jo Kay and Sean Fitzegerald (Best Educational Use of a Virtual World).
- Tony Karrer’s Elearning Technology (Best Elearning/Corporate education blog)