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

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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

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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.

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

Time for a new blog

Having been an unofficial “blogger” for many years¬†using Blogger to author subject specific¬†blogs for my job at the Center at Rutgers and then abandoning¬†them because I lost interest or just plain¬†got too busy, this time I decided that I would make a commitment to blog for myself.

Back in 2005 I had used Blogger to house content for a couple of graduate courses I was teaching as well as using it as a tool to teach educators about blogging. You can see my old blogs at http://www.lthumann.blogspot.com/. Much of the information is outdated and many of the links may be broken. I remember about six months ago contacting Blogger because a couple of my blogs mysteriously dissapeared from my dashboard. They were never recovered.

There are so many things¬†that I am interested in as an ed tech¬†specialist and I post my opinions on Twitter and¬†other social networks¬†and people’s blogs on a regular basis, but here in the¬†year 2008, I decided it was finally time to dedicate some space specifically for what I think works for good teaching and learning. I bring you Thumann Resources.¬†