Today evidently Edublogs released the nominations for their annual Eddies. I always love to see who made the cut. This is a good time to go into my reader and remove blogs that I skip or skim daily, and replace with new voices I was not familair with. I created a folder for them to rest in until I decide “keepers” or “not my cup of tea.” The keepers will be reclassified in their appropriate folder while the others will be unsubscribed. I guess that’s the librarian side of me manifested in my reader.
WOW there are a BUNCH
I am amazed this year at the LARGE quantity of nominations. In years past it seemed there were not as many nominations per category. This year there seems to be a broader sense of categories, and some categories have a LONG list of nominations. I am pleased to share that eight of those that I nominated made it to the ballot–so somebody out there agreed with me. They are:
Best group blog Leader Talk
Best librarian / library blog The Blue Skunk Blog
Best educational use of audi0 – Bit by Bit
Best educational use of video / visual The Common Craft Show
Best educational use of a social networking service Classroom 2.0
Best educational use of a virtual world Discovery Education Second Life
Best class blog Remote Access
Lifetime achievement Will Richardson
Congratulations to all the nominees!
I’ve already voted, and now await the results. Now off to begin reading and reviewing to see WHO makes my reader’s cut! Luckily, many (47 nominees) already reside in my reader, so it really is NOT that many to consider.
New category recommendation
I would, however like to recommend a new category. Since many of us express concern over the lack of embracing relevant tools (dare I say 21st century) by our administrators, why is there not a category to recognize educational leadership? This would have been a great category for the likes of Dennis Richards (a school superintendent), Chris Lehmann (principal), or Scott McLeod (educational leadership professor in higher ed.)