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Edublog awards: a thank you note

Posted by admin | Posted in General | Posted on 03-12-2012

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Wow!  Somehow the #Edublog awards snuck right up on me without me noticing. The problem with this: I completely missed the part where you get to nominate your edu heroes.  That is a bummer!  I seem to be about a week behind in my life in general this year.

I am so honored to be included in this year’s nominations.  Thank you to those of you who considered me worthy of mention.  I so appreciate all of my readers and those of you who give me consistent encouragement- you keep me going (even a week behind)!

This year I was nominated for  Best Ed Tech Blog (I assume that means iLearn Technology).  This blog is truly a labor of love.  I haven’t been as good at updating daily as I have in the past, but I do manage a few times a week.  For now that is a MAJOR accomplishment.  Thank you to all of my readers.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you and how it keeps me going to know that others benefit from iLearn Technology.  You are wonderful.

The next award, I’m not quite sure what to do with this one.  It is a lifetime achievement award.  Don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely floored and flattered.  However; I am 30 years old.  I hope this doesn’t mark my lifetime achievement :)  I still have the Learning Genome to launch.  THAT will be an achievement!  On the other hand, if I have peaked at 30- I am blessed.  I’ve started a school (Anastasis Academy) that I believe honors children every day.  That is an achievement!

 

Thank you to all of you who have nominated me, who believe in me, who cheer me on and keep me going.  I honestly couldn’t do what I do without you.  Thank you!

If you are interested in finding some truly incredible blogs/projects/people to follow, you should take a look through the Edublogs nominees.  SO many people to inspire you!  Voting is taking place until December 9th here.  Of course I am flattered by votes.  If you recognize or find new eduheroes, it really is an encouragement to be recognized for what you do.  Vote for your favorites.

Edublog 2010 Award Winners

Posted by admin | Posted in Friday Recap, Teacher Resources | Posted on 17-12-2010

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The Edublog 2010 awards were held this week. Alas, I didn’t bring home any Eddies this year but I wanted to point you all to the winners (all wonderful additions to your Google Reader).  Congratulations to all who won!  Don’t forget to check out the original list of nominees (also wonderful additions to your Reader).

To all who nominated and voted for me, thank you so much for your support and encouragement- you all make me feel like a winner every day and I appreciate that!

2010 Edublog Awards- Thank you!

Posted by admin | Posted in inspiration, Teacher Resources | Posted on 06-12-2010

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The 2010 Eddies (Edublog awards) are here.  This is the 7th year of the Edublog Awards.  Last year I won an award for Best Educational Tech Support blog.  I couldn’t be more honored.  The Edublogs are a truly special award because you have to be nominated by those who read your blog.  It is truly humbling to be nominated by all of you, who I hold in such high esteem, for an Edublog Award.  This year I (or a project I was involved with) was nominated in several categories.  Of course I would love your votes, but looking at the line up, there are so many incredible blogs to choose from I will understand if you don’t!  Regardless of who you vote for, be sure to check out the blogs, conversations, and people nominated.  You are bound to discover some new and wonderful people to follow and conversations to join in.

You can click on the badges below to vote in each individual category.

iLearn Technology was nominated for Best Individual Blog:

I was nominated for best individual tweeter- ktenkely (this category shocks me the most!)

Best Group Blog- Cooperative Catalyst (I am honored to be one of the contributors to this blog!)

iLearn Technology was nominated for Best Resource Sharing Blog:

I was nominated for two Most influential blog posts – Do you want to form an alliance with me? and Twitter Academy:

iLearn Technology was nominated for best educational tech support blog:

The Reform Symposium (of which I was an organizer) is nominated for Best Educational Webinar Series:

The Reform Symposium was also nominated for Best use of a PLN:

Thank you for the nominations and votes, but more importantly, thank you for the ways that you support and encourage me every single day through comments, tweets, RT’s and sweet notes, I appreciate my readers more than I can say!