Nominations for the 2010 Edublog Awards

I am honored to be nominated for the 3rd year in a row for the Edublog Awards. I’m sure you will agree that it’s always nice to be appreciated.

This year I was nominated in the Best Educational Tech Support Edublog category. (Votes are always appreciated. Just click this link, scroll down until you see ThumannResources, click the radio dot next to it and then click “Vote”.)

What I like most about the Edublog Awards is the chance to take a look at some blogs that I might not have otherwise been reading. My favorite category is “Best New Blog” and here are the nominations:

  1. About A Teacher
  2. bcnpaul1′s blog
  3. Be Cunning and Full of Tricks
  4. Blogging through the Fourth Dimension
  5. Box of Chocolates
  6. Comments4Kids
  7. Connected Principals
  8. Culture of Yes
  9. Digital Dervish
  10. Educating Grace
  11. Eliterate Librarian
  12. Emma Herrod
  13. Experts and Newbies
  14. Hack Education
  15. ideaconnect
  16. InterACT
  17. Inter.Connect.Ed
  18. Language Garden
  19. Libraries and Transliteracy
  20. New City Arts
  21. Michelle’s Musings
  22. MrK’s Professional Reflections
  23. Quantum Progress
  24. Reflections of a teacher and a learner
  25. Teaching Literacy in the Early Years
  26. Speech Techie
  27. The Nerdy Teacher
  28. Think Thank Thunk
  29. Turklish TEFL
  30. Upside Down Education
  31. Venture Pragmatist
  32. Walt Gardner’s Reality Check
  33. Webb’s Wide World
  34. Whose Learning Is It Anyway?

To explore the other categories you can visit or select from this list:

  1. Best individual blog
  2. Best individual tweeter
  3. Best group blog
  4. Best new blog
  5. Best class blog
  6. Best student blog
  7. Best resource sharing blog
  8. Most influential blog post
  9. Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet based discussion
  10. Best teacher blog
  11. Best librarian / library blog
  12. Best school administrator blog
  13. Best educational tech support blog
  14. Best elearning / corporate education blog
  15. Best educational use of audio
  16. Best educational use of video / visual
  17. Best educational wiki
  18. Best educational podcast
  19. Best educational webinar series
  20. Best educational use of a social network
  21. Best educational use of a virtual world
  22. Best use of a PLN
  23. Lifetime achievement

Happy reading!

ThumannResources gets the Bronze at the 2008 Eddies

Emanna Romano looking at her blog nominations in SL
Emanna Romano looking at her blog nominations in SL

It was, in all honesty, an honor to be nominated by Liz Davis and Kevin Jarrett in two categories for the 2008 Edublogger Awards. I never thought that I would win. I actually predicted that Angela Maiers would win for Best New Blog and she did. We started our blogs at just about the same time and hers is so chock full of quality and meaningful resources and information that I knew she was sure to be awarded the honor. Among the other 13 nominees was also Human, which came in second and a host of other Edublogs that deserve a read.

I also really enjoyed the experience of the awards ceremony. (I had to attend – it was an excuse to go shopping in Second Life.) I commented in the EdTechTalk (which incidentally won for Best Use of Audio) that it was difficult to simultaneously manage the chat in EdTechTalk, the chat in Second Life and the audio which I was listening to through iTunes as the quality was better than in Second Life. But it was worth the multitasking, to be able to communicate with everyone that came to participate in the event. I especially enjoyed my time with Riptide_Furse who represented the DEN for their award, Best Use of a Virtual World.

Everyone in the chat and the audience at the awards were very supportive of all the nominees and Josie Frasier did an excellent job MCing the event. Should you have missed the hour-long ceremony, you can go back and view the video or chat logs at EdTechTalk. You can also see the pictures that I took as I posted them on Flickr. (They’re a little biased though, I will admit.)

Emanna Romano and Joyce Story waiting for the Awards Ceremony to begin.
ThumannResources takes the Bronze!
ThumannResources takes the Bronze!
The After Party at Jokaydia
The After Party at Jokaydia

My Google Reader is Growing: The 2008 Eddie Nominations are Posted


The other day when I posted my nominations for the 2008 Eddies I really didn’t give much thought to my own blog. I really wanted to give credit where it was due to some of the other blogs that I read on a regular basis. I wish there had been more categories or you could vote for more than one blog in the same category.

I was so psyched when Liz Davis nominated ThumannResources for the Best New Blog category. Her kudos mean a lot to me as I admire her techno talent and her philosophy on how technology should be embedded in education and professional development. That must be why I spend so much time reading her blog and linking to posts that I feel people should read. I even nominated Liz’s post on the Ten Tips For Growing Your Learning Network” for a 2008 Eddie.

So, have you stopped reading my post yet and gone over to this awesome list of edublogs? These are blogs that you should stop and take a look at. Here are the categories:

1. Best individual blog

2. Best group blog

3. Best new blog

4. Best resource sharing blog

5. Most influential blog post

6. Best teacher blog

7. Best librarian / library blog

8. Best educational tech support blog

9. Best elearning / corporate education blog

10. Best educational use of audio

11. Best educational use of video / visual

12. Best educational wiki

13. Best educational use of a social networking service

14. Best educational use of a virtual world

15. Best class blog

16. Lifetime achievement


I have to admit, that I was honored when Kevin Jarret nominated ThumannResources for the Best Resource Sharing Blog category, but as Kevin pointed out on his blog, I even nominated Larry Ferlazzo. Take a look at the nominations in this category. You’ll see Kevin’s and Larry’s and many others worth perusing. I highly recommend reading Miguel Guhlin and Silvia Tolisano‘s posts and I myself am going to look into the other nominations, some of which are new to me.

If this is your first time here, thank you for stopping by. I hope you’ll come back again to read my next post and consider leaving a comment so that you can participate in the conversation.

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P.S. Please consider voting for ThumannResources in the Best New Blog category. That would be great.