I’m excited to do this for the first time. I’m new to the blogging world, so things like “Best New Blog” don’t mean much to me, because they are all new to me. I also have to admit that I don’t think I understand the difference between “Best Individual Blog” and “Best Teacher Blog”, which is fortunate, because I could fit two of the best into my nominations based on their rules. Here are my 2010 Edublog Nominations.
Best individual blog
Dan Meyer’s dy/dan has been a great source of ideas for me as I learn to support teachers in my role as a High School Math Consultant. His ideas around student engagement and problem solving are timely and relevant to my current work.
Best individual tweeter
@k8nowak Kate has a large network, throws out good questions and challenges, and posts tweets that prompt discussion and learning.
Best resource sharing blog
Sam Shah’s Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere is a wonderful source of teaching ideas. His compilation of favorite blog posts, his collection of classroom ideas, and his brutally honest reflection on his own practice are valuable sources of ideas for math teachers.
Best teacher blog
Shawn Cornally’s Think Thank Thunk has provided so much detailed explanation around Standards Based Grading that it must be considered here. His work has prompted a large network of teachers to incorporate SBG into their practice this year. On sheer influence alone, this is one of the most important education blogs out there. This guy is a superstar on the rise.