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Win An Online Learning Award Presented By ISTE And Global SchoolNet

In my mid week blogs I like to make you area of resources, sites, and opportunities available to educators intent on bringing Twenty-first Century skills to their classroom. This week I would like to introduce you to ISTE’s SIGOL and an amazing opportunity! First, ISTE (International Society For Technology In Education) is the largest educational oragnization of its type in the world and is famous for conventions that number over 18,000 attendees and for its well known NETS standards. In fact, I will be facilitating an ISTE Webinar on May 12, 2010. Please consider this an invitation to join me! SIGOL (Online Learning Special Interest Group) is one of ISTE’s  longest running and most exciting special interest groups. The other long time sponsor, Global SchoolNet, is excited about you taking part!  As a SIGOL member, I invite you to consider an opportunity to be awarded for the hard work you may have actually already done! Please take a look and, as always,  feel free to follow me on twitter (@mjgorman), I will return the favor and we can learn from each other. Also, you are invited to explore a wealth of free resources at my 21centuryedtech Wiki! Enjoy your week and please keep reading to learn about this awesome opportunity.

Have you and your students been involved in an original, online learning activity?  Perhaps you have created a class wiki or blog, communicated with other schools, teleconferenced with an author, created an awesome online project, or initiated a creative use of educational technology on the web. If so, I  encourage you to enter the 2010 SIGOL Online Learning Award competition. Since 1991, ISTE’s Online Learning Special Interest Group (SIGOL), has recognized creative teachers for their pioneering use of the web to provide innovative learning opportunities for school-aged students K–16. Read about past recipients. Any activity performed between February of 2009 and June 1, 2010 is eligible. The last day for submission is March 31, 2010.  The awards, which will be announced shortly after, in April of 2010, include great professional development opportunities. This link provides more information about this exciting award.

The first  place winner receives a $500 cash award, free conference registration worth $277 to ISTE’s annual conference and exposition in Denver Colorado, June 27—June 30, 2010,  a one year ISTE membership worth  $92 and a priceless invitation to present the project at ISTE’s annual conference. There are also two other great awards for both second and third place winners. While membership is not required, I recommend membership in  ISTE, an excellent organization supporting technology integration and Twenty-first Century skills,  and SIGOL which can be joined for free after paying registration for ISTE membership. Also take a look at the outstanding work being accomplished by the people at Global SchoolNet. It is a great site that wants to include you in  some real neat online classroom projects! Please take a moment to read about this prestigious award offered by ISTE, SIGOL, and Global SchoolNet. Perhaps you are already facilitating a potential winner! As you consider, take the time to pass this posting on to others who may be interested!

Thanks for joining me for another week of 21st Century opportunities in education. Perhaps I will be learning about your unique web and online program when you present your winning entry at ISTE2010. Hope to see you there, and also online at SIGOL, a great ISTE community and Global SchoolNet, a place to connect your classroom to the world!. As always feel free to follow me on twitter (@mjgorman). I will return the favor and we can learn from each other. Also you are invited to explore a wealth of free resources at my 21centuryedtech Wiki!  Enjoy your week! – Mike


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Edublog Awards 2009 – A Way To Thank An Education Blogger!

This midweek posting has been published to make you aware of the Edublog Awards for 2009. I have included my blog nominations and invite you to visit the sites posted below that are rich in resources and reflections. Perhaps you have a nomination. If so, Click on the Edublog Award 2009 Link  for more information. As always, please feel free to visit the 21centuryedtech Wiki and enjoy the valuable links I have provided in my nominations. Have a great week and enjoy the resources! – Mike

I have now been officially blogging and posting a wiki for four months. Thanks for your comments, your bookmarks, your subscriptions to the blog, and your memberships on the wiki. The wiki alone has had over 7000 visites in this short period of time. I have become a great fan of blogs and wikis and have prepared my list for the Edublog Awards2 2009. I did not nominate every category because I have not investigated all of the areas. It was hard for me to select nominations because there are so many oustanding authors of blogs and wikis on the web. Some of my picks are based on listening  to individuals at conferences and then visiting their blog.

 I just want to thank all the authors of wiki’s and blogs for their hard work at providing information that benefits students and teachers everyday. If you wish to nominate an author of a wiki or blog please visit Edublog Awards 2009 !  The nomination period runs until December 8, 2009.

Categories include ; Best individual blog, Best individual tweeter, Best group blog, Best new blog, Best class blog, Best student blog, Best resource sharing blog, Most influential blog post, Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet based discussion, Best teacher blog, Best librarian / library blog, Best educational tech support blog, Best elearning / corporate education blog, Best educational use of audio, Best educational use of video / visual, Best educational wiki, Best educational use of a social networking service, Best educational use of a virtual world, Lifetime achievement.

The time you take nominating will be appreciated by all of those people who spend hours  researching and bring ing great ideas to all of  us everyday!  It really is a great way to say, thank you! Below you will find my attempt at  selecting my nominations. Take a moment to visit these outstanding links for some great resources and reflections. Also, I will be creating a blogroll on the 21centuryedtech Wiki. If you know of , or author, an outstanding blog or wiki please let me know so I can include it on the Wiki. Feel free to visit the 21centuryedtech Wiki  for some great information and resources, and as always as always, thanks for reading! – Mike


Best Teacher BlogCool Cat Teacher  by Viki Davis –  http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com

Best Tech Support  BlogKaffeeLatch by Kathy Schrock – http://kathyschrock.net/blog

Best Individual BlogThe Power Of Educational Technology – Liz Davis –  http://edtechpower.blogspot.com

Best Library BlogNever Ending Search – Joyce Valenza – http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334.html

Best New Blog – Angela Maiers Education – Angela Maier – http://www.angelamaiers.com

Best Education Use Of A Virtual WorldOh! VirtualLearning – Scott Merrick – http://scottsecondlife.blogspot.com

Lifetime Achievement – Dangerously Irrelevant – Scott McLeod – http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/top_posts.html

Best Resources Sharing BlogFree Technology For Teachers – Richard Byrne – http://www.freetech4teachers.com/


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