Christmas Eddies

Not everyone knows, or even cares about the annual Edublogs Awards.

But there are enough of us around to make the annual Eddies a great way to find out about new blogs, catch up on old favorites, have discussions, consider the evolution of Web 2.0, encourage those who have got involved, have arguements with the ‘old timers’ …whatever it takes to make a fun competition. 

Thanks to the fantastic team who put on the awards this year:  Josie Fraser, Dave Cormier, James Farmer, and to my fabulous friend Jo kay who hosted the event ‘inworld’ at Jokaydia supported by the EdTechTalk crew who provided a web-based audio stream of the event.  I missed the event…being away in the country with no internet access. But I did catch up with some of the news via twitter and got a Christmas Eddie surprise all of my own!

I caught up with the Ustream later, and I loved Dave’s Top 10 Edtech News etc thingers of 2008.

Congrats to all. Congrats to those in the Best library/librarian award category – you are all sensational and certainly each of you are an inspiration to my work and my play online. 

Thank you to all those amazing blog readers who cast a vote to support Heyjude.   You guys really rock!  because you gave me a super fun Christmas Eddie Pressie!

Thank you to James and Edublogs!  I WILL be making contact to get into using Edublogs Campus – a great prize, and just the right time for our small efforts at innovation at Joeys. I believe every school needs an Edublogs Campus…so I’m looking forward to our explorations in 2009. 

Virtual hugs to you all! 

Make sure you visit the other inspirational Library bloggers:

Lorcan Dempsey’s weblog
UoL Library Blog
Paul Walk’s weblog
Hey Jude
Joyce Valenza
Blue Skunk Blog
TechnoTuesday

And the Edublog Winners for 2008  in all categorys are:

1. Best individual blog - The English Blog

2. Best group blog - SCC English

3. Best new blog - Angela Maiers

4. Best resource sharing blog  - Free Technology for Teachers

5. Most influential blog post - Order for Closure

6. Best teacher blog - The Cool Cat Teacher

7Best librarian / library blog - Hey Jude

8. Best educational tech support blog - Teachers love Smartboards

9. Best elearning / corporate education blog - eLearning Technology

10. Best educational use of audio - Ed Tech Talk

11. Best educational use of video / visual- Steve Spangler blog

12. Best educational wiki- Flat Classroom Project 2008

13. Best educational use of a social networking service- Classroom 2.0

14. Best educational use of a virtual world- Discovery Education Second Life

15. Best class blog- Extreme Biology

16. Lifetime achievement- David Warlick


5 thoughts on “Christmas Eddies

  1. Congratulations Judy – I was so excited when you won but a bit sad that you were traveling so weren’t hearing about it as it happened. Have a great Christmas and best of luck for the New Year.

  2. Hi Judy
    Congratulations on your well deserved award. I read your blog regularly for inspiration. Hope you’ve enjoyed your first year back in a school. I’ve had a great year this year but there still is a long way to go. Hope to implement a few more exciting things next year.
    Sharon Brennan

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