What does a hero mean to you? One web definition – champion: someone who fights for a cause. http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=hero
Who has been your hero for this past year?
In the educational world, I have found several through DEN, Twitters, colleagues, and even in my own classroom – my students. If you’re looking for a hero, start with the 2009 Edublog Award Winners. They have lots of great causes.
2009 Edublog Award Winners
Best Individual Blog is Free Technology For Teachers(Richard Byrne)
Best Individual Tweeter is Web2.0Classroom (Steven Anderson)
Best Group Blog is MacMillan Dictionary Blog
Best New Blog is Kirsten Winkler
Best Class Blog is Billings Middle School Tech Class Blog
Best Student Blog is Civil War Sallie
Best Resource Sharing Blog is Free Technology for Teachers(Richard Byrne)
Most Influential Blog Post is Anseo.net’s Head in the Clouds
Most Influential Tweet Series #edchat
Best Teacher Edublog is Two Writing Teachers (TIGHT CATEGORY!)
Best Library/Librarian Blog is Never Ending Search
Best Educational Tech Support Blog is iLearn Technology
Best ELearning/Corporate Blog is MPB Reflections — 21st Century Teaching and Learning
Best Educational Use of Audio is Xyleme Voices Podcasts
Best Educational Use of Video/Visual is Bitacora de Ánibal de la Torre
Best Educational Wiki Greetings From The World
Best Educational Use of a Social Networking Site is English Companion Ning
Best Educational Use of a Virtual World is Virtual Graduation at the University of Edinburgh
Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Karl Fisch
If you have your own personal hero and would like to acknowledge them, check out this link. http://en.tackfilm.se/?id=1262134358901RA38 You can create one for your hero. Your hero would love this! I know that mine did…. a.k.a. my wonderful husband, Harvey.