2011 Edublog awards
I write A LOT, and what with that and teaching, I actually don't get much time to really sit on my thumbs and read too many other things on the net, although I try to hit things that are recommended to me. Some of the ones that I DO make time for regularly are:
Best individual blog:
Scenes from the Battleground
Old Andrew's infrequent (and I do mean f*cking infrequent) blog still packs punch every time it drops. More value added than Mossborne bleedin' Academy. More balls than Billy- Big-Balls.
Best New Blog
Rebecca Gurnham's touching and personal journey from English teacher in the UK, to a galaxy away, teaching in Africa. Fascinating, thoughtful and beautifully bridges the personal and the political with a light touch.
Best Teacher Blog
The Learning Spy
David Didau- always interesting to read; vocal, spiky and bristling with enthusiasm for teaching.
Best resource sharing blog
A newer voice, absolutely dedicated to the well being of other teachers. Unstoppable.
Best educational use of a social network
Just Trying to be better than yesterday
Kenny Pieper's increasingly well-written blog, tackling increasingly diverse educational topics. Better every week.
I'm sure there are many other worthies, but those are the ones that have tempted me into their perfumed boudoirs with their Henna stained index fingers beckoning me to enter their dark and musky narthexes.
Good luck, and don't spend all the prize money at once. And if anyone feels like nominating me then I WOULD NOT OBJECT IN THE SLIGHTEST.http://edublogawards.com/2011-2/