Well, well, well, it seems to be that time of year again. Edublog award nominations (and non-nominations, David and Adam) are materialising in the blogosphere. Here are my nom’s. If you don’t feature, it’s obviously because I am a fool.
- Best individual blog – I have to go with Brad Patterson’s A journée in language here. I love the etymological journeys Brad takes us on in his posts. Did you know why Mondays are loony, or Gandalf’s connection to Wednesday??
- Best individual tweeter – there are the obvious names you might drop here, and many already have, so I’m going to go for perhaps a slightly left-field nomination here with @Blog4Edu.
- Best group blog – Teaching Village, curated by Barb Sakamoto, though I haven’t visited and commented as much as I should have, is a wonderful community of teachers sharing ideas and experiences.
- Best new blog – Dale Coulter’s Language Moments has been a great find for me. Dale writes clearly and cleverly about his experiences taking dogme into his classroom and reflecting on his practice. One to watch.
- Best twitter hashtag – #eltchat
- Best teacher blog – Dave Dodgson’s Reflections of a Teacher and Learner has really kicked on, with a great combination of practical and more think-y (can you tell it’s the end of my working week that my vocabulary has ceased to work properly?) posts.
- Best free web tool – The Language Garden Plant Maker is awesome. Go check it out now! (Click on ‘Have a go’)
- Best open PD / unconference / webinar series – I haven’t attended any of these recently, so don’t feel I can nominate.
- Best educational use of a social network – The British Council Teaching English Page on Facebook is one of the best I’ve seen. A sterling job curating it by Ann Foreman.