Friday, December 11, 2009

My Recomendations for the Edublog Awards 2009

Here are my votes for this year's Edublog Awards. While I realize I am not influential enough to lead any of these suggestions to a victory, I hope my explanations for why I chose these will be appreciated.

If you would like to vote for any or all of these, simply click on the badge and it will take you to the appropriate site.

Best individual blog Learning Is Messy
This blog is one of my favorite blogs to read. The reason I enjoy it so much is because the author, Brian Crosby, shares his successes and failures from his classroom. I love being able to look into his thoughts and see what he sees.

Best new blog East Dragon Den
I chose this blog for the Best New Blog because of the amazing experimentation that is taking place here. Mr. Moore and Mrs. Vander Velde have incorporated back channeling throughout their curriculum. If I were still a regular ed teacher I would "borrow" their great ideas regularly.

Best class blog Mr. McClung's World
Yes, this blog has been nominated for this award, but I chose Mr. McClung's World as my choice for best class blog. He is consistently blogging about what his class is doing and is incorporating those posts in his daily work with his students. An amazing example of what class blogs should look like.

Best student blog Tiffany
Tiffany is a student at the Shanghai American School in China. Her blog posts are top notch. When many students would write as little as possible, Tiffany does much, much more. This student blog should be used as an example of what we should expect out of our students.

Most influential blog post This, This, That
This post started what became a very important part of the education of two different schools. It started a series of events that connected Jabiz Raisdana, Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class at University of South Alabama, and my class. To completely understand what happened, I suggest you read these two posts: Singing Hearts, and Kai and Room 10

Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet based discussion #edchat
Edchat allows me to vent about what is happening in education today.


John Hadley Strange said...

I missed this when I was sick. I have "stolen" all your links and will incorporate those schools into my students' assignments.

Thank you!

Jeremiah said...

Hi Mr.C, its Jeremiah from Mr.Millers class. Your blog looks awesome.You and your class should check out or blog and see what we've done.