This is a random one… so fair warning!
#1 An enormous THANK YOU to those who nominated iLearn Technology for the Edublog awards (also known as the Eddies). It is enormously encouraging to be recognized for this little “hobby” I started almost 5 years ago. You all push me forward, challenge me, encourage me and keep me striving for what’s best for kids. I appreciate you! The Edublog awards is a great place to learn about new edu resources that are worth keeping track of. Take a look at the nominees for instant inspiration!
- Cooperative Catalyst (this certainly has NOTHING to do with me lately…has been a while since I have contributed…but the other bloggers are AMAZING) was nominated for Best Group Blog
- iLearn Technology was nominated for Best Ed Tech Blog
- Reform Symposium was nominated for Best open PD/unconference/webinar
#2 I am addicted to Pinterest. Addicted. Sometimes I don’t blog because I spend 3 hours lost in Pinning goodness. If you haven’t checked out Pinterest, now is the time. Now, if only I could tear myself away from Pinterest to actually DO those things I pin. 🙂 You can find my boards by searching “Kelly Tenkely”.
#3 On Saturday I will be hosting the first annual “Staci” awards (pronounced Sta cee). Those of you who are fans of the Office will remember the Dunder Mifflin “Dundie” awards. We have the Anastasis Staci awards. It is going to be epic. We have some pretty amazing (read hilarious) awards to give out to our teachers and board members. When you build a dream team staff, get togethers are a WHOLE lot more fun! The jury is still out for picture sharing from the event…there is no telling what will happen.
#4 Speaking of Board Members, we have an incredible board at Anastasis. They are incredibly supportive and approved our desire to send ALL of our staff to EduCon this year! Philly, I hope you are ready for our awesome. Bam.
#5 Only the best for our Board Members, since they all have iPhones, this is the Christmas gift I am giving this year. Koostik makes iPhone speakers (amplifies sound without power) out of gorgeous wood.
Full disclosure: I’m a big fan of the creator of Koostik. I like to call him dad. He is a genius. And really talented. And practically perfect in every way (anyone pick up on that Mary Poppins reference?).