The Edublog Awards 2011 – Nominations
November 21, 2011 5 Comments
This year is the first time I can participate in nominating for the Edublog Awards and I’m very excited to give my nominations. I get so much out of the blogs and online resources I use for teaching that it’s nice to give something back in a way to the people who dedicate so much of their time to this.
1. Best Individual Blog
An A-Z of ELT by Scott Thornbury was the first ETL blog I came across. It’s a complete no-brainer for the best individual blog. His posts have been a constant source of inspiration on Sunday mornings over a cup of coffee and I’ve really enjoyed contributing to the comments section.
2. Best Individual Tweeter
Prolific tweeter and sharer of resources. Mike crosses over to Facebook too where he is just as helpful.
3. Best New Blog
This one has to go out to Brad Patterson’s Journée in Language, although there was some tough competition. This guy could write the etymology of ‘bland’ and it would still be a thrilling read…
4. The Best Ed-Tech / Resource-Sharing Blog
5. Most Influential Blog Post
Vicky Loras’s ‘What’s your Story?” is the stand-out choice in this category for the reaction it got from the blogging community. Well thought-out, the post achieved something beautiful by challenging teachers out there to share their experience, which I think sums up what is great about the PLN: sharing experience and reaching out to people.
6. Best Twitter Hashtag
7. Best Teacher Blog
Anthony Gaughan’s Teacher Training Unplugged. This was a tough one, there should really be six or seven categories within this one to accommodate for the amount of great blogs out there. But in the end it is Anthony that gets my vote. He never fails to inspire me with his ideas, and there’s even more to be said about the discussions the ensue in the comments section
8. Best educational use of a social network
British Council’s Teaching English page on Facebook. That’s not just because they gave me blog of the month. It brings together truly the best selection of the ELT world in one place. Great resource. If you’ve not been there, where have you been hiding?
9. Lifetime Achievement