For my 2010 Edublog Award Nominations, I want to recognize the people that have tremendously advanced my learning and thinking this past year.
Best individual blog – Science Teacher
Michael Doyle’s writing is insightful, beautiful, and humbling. He reminds me why what we do as teachers matters and why what we aren’t doing as teachers matters even more.
Best individual tweeter – Jerrid Kruse
Jerrid doesn’t tweet the lastest Web 2.0 tools or Top 10 lists. He engages his audience with thoughtful questions and frequent push back. The conversations we’ve had on Twitter have always stretched my mind, whether about shiny technology or science education.
Best new blog – Quantum Progress
John Burk blogs like nobody’s business. He reflects on his practice by posting videos of student discussions and samples of student work. He blogs about trying to change his students mindset about learning, grades, and getting into college. He wants his students to change the world and he is helping them get there.
Best teacher blog – Think Thank Thunk
Shawn Cornally’s got drive, passion, honesty, and a no-holds-barred attitude. His 3 separate series on Physics, Calculus, and SBG could easily standalone as separate outstanding blogs.
Best educational use of video / visual – Dan Meyer’s “What Can You Do With This?” series
From basketball parabolas to filling up a water tank, this series strives to make math more meaningful to students through carefully constructed videos and pictures.
Lifetime achievement – Dan Meyer
Dan’s was the first blog I read regularly. His “How Math Must Assess” manifesto is what put me and many others on the road to better grading practices. Follow that up with an appearance on Good Morning America for his WCYDWT-Groceries and a TEDxNYED talk about a makeover for math curriculum, and you’ve got a math guy whose influence is being felt in all subject areas.