Who's your Hero?

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

Posted Dec 17th, 2009 by Cathy Nelson, “Techno Tuesday” http://blog.cathyjonelson.com/?p=1044

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.


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