Showing posts with label 2008 Edublog Awards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2008 Edublog Awards. Show all posts

Friday, December 11, 2009

Edublog Awards Voting and How Old Am I?

The Edublog Awards voting is now live, I was honored to be nominated in three categories; Best Resource Sharing Blog, Best Individual Blog, and Lifetime Achievement. While I am very flattered to have been nominated for a lifetime achievement award, I haven't been blogging long enough (just over two years) to merit winning that category. There are many people who have given more to the ed tech community than I have. I nominated Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod for Lifetime Achievement awards (Scott is encouraging people not to vote for him too). Besides that I haven't been blogging long enough, I'm not old enough to get a lifetime achievement award. :-) So while I'd love to have your vote in either of the other two categories, I'd prefer that you vote for someone else in the Lifetime Achievement category.

The voting can be a little confusing at first so I'll try to explain as best as I can.
1. Visit the list of categories.
2. Click on a category.
3. Vote once in that category.
4. Repeat until you've voted for all of your favorite blogs.
5. Voting is limited to one vote per category per IP address.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wow! Thank You For Your Support

I just got home from a Christmas party and to my surprise discovered that I had won the 2008 Edublog Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. I really did not expect to win, in fact, I told someone today that I expected Larry Ferlazzo to win. Larry's blog is excellent and I learn a lot from it every day. The fact is, every blog on the list is excellent and deserving of attention. You can see the full list of nominees here. To see the list of winners in every category, click here.

Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for Free Technology for Teachers. I started this blog thirteen months ago as a simple way to share information with my colleagues after my principal asked me run a couple of technology workshops. I never envisioned it getting as big as it has. It's a lot of fun for me to write this blog and I'm glad that so many people have found it useful. As long as people continue to find Free Technology for Teachers useful, I'll keep adding to it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

2008 Edublog Awards Ceremony This Weekend

The Edublog award ceremony is taking place this Saturday at 6pm EST, 3pm PST. There are couple of ways to watch the observe the ceremony including in Second Life, live audio stream, and chat room. Second Life isn't really my thing, so I'll be listening on the live audio stream and perhaps joining in the chat room.

Free Technology for Teachers
has been nominated for best resource sharing blog. My friends at Wicked Decent Learning are in the running for best use of audio. And Maine's wiki guru, Jim Burke, is in the running for best wiki. If you haven't voted yet, you still have time. Even if you don't vote, just looking at the lists of nominees will expose you to many great resources that you might not otherwise discover.

Click the image below to vote.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's Awards Season

The Shorty Awards were designed by four Twitter users to recognize Twitter users for best use of Twitter in a wide range of categories. I was nominated by three people in the education category. Thank you @jackilugg @wadlington and @debwhite for the nominations.

I am nominating Angela Maiers for a shorty award in education. If you don't follow Angela Maiers on Twitter, you should.

On a related note, the voting for the 2008 Edublog Awards closes in four days. This blog was nominated in the category of Best Resource Sharing Blog. I was nominated by Larry Ferlazzo who is also up for the same award. To vote and see the full list of nominations, click here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's Official! I'm Nominated for an Eddy!

It's official, I have been nominated for an "Eddy" 2008 Edublog Award in the category of Best Resource Sharing Blog. I would love to win, but there are so many other great blogs on the list that I am happy just to be included in the list. I started this blog just over one year ago, I never thought it would get a following of more than 1200 subscribers.

If you would like to vote for Free Technology for Teachers please visit the voting page here.

My friends at Wicked Decent Learning have been nominated for the best Educational Use of Audio 2008. You can vote for them here.

Another great Mainer, Jim Burke, has been nominated in the category of Best Educational Wiki 2008 for the wiki he started, Learning in Maine. You can vote for Jim here.

If you would like to see the other categories and the list of all nominees click here.

What are you waiting for? Go vote. Seriously, just looking at the list of nominees will make you smarter.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Nominations for the 2008 Edublog Awards

It's time to make nominations for the 2008 Edublog Awards. I am flattered and humbled that Larry Ferlazzo nominated Free Technology for Teachers in the Best Resource Sharing Blog category. To make your own nominations please visit the Edublog Awards nomination page.

Here are my nominations so far:

Best Educational Use of Audio: Wicked Decent Learning

Best Educational Use of a Social Networking Service: Angela Maiers

Best Educational Use of Video/ Visual: Digital Ethnography

Best Resource Sharing Blog: Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day