Irish education bloggers are everywhere in the edublog awards shortlist. We’re all over that baby like a rash, despite the fact that this is an international competition. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the vibrant online community of educators worldwide who share their passion, expertise and experiences online as we try – and sometimes fail – to be the best teachers we can possibly be.

I’ve been nominated in two categories – Best Teacher Blog and Most Influential Blog Post (for my Open Letter to Ruairi Quinn). If you’d like to vote for me you can do so below by clicking on the up arrow (that looks like this – ^ – ) beside the number of votes received (to quote Mrs. Doyle, “go on go on go on go on go on”)… – I’m currently number 4 in Best Teacher Blog (I think this list is organised by number of votes received) and number 1 in Most Influential Blog Post. You can only vote once, so check out the other Irish entries first in case there’s someone else you’d rather vote for!

Seomra Ranga is nominated in the Best Individual BlogBest Teacher Blog and Best Ed Tech/Resource Sharing Blog categories and Damien has collated a list of all the Irish nominees which I’m totally stealing directly off him to reproduce here!

Best Individual Blog

* Seomra Ranga

Sub Stories

Anseo

The Inside Lane

Best Group Blog

EdBlogsIE (Irish Teacher Blogs)

Best New Blog

My TY Experience

Best Class Blog

If Only The Best Birds Sang

Best Student Blog

Eilís’ TY Blog

Autistic and Proud

Best Ed Tech/Resource Sharing Blog

* Seomra Ranga

Anseo.net

Best Teacher Blog

* Seomra Ranga

Leaving Cert English

E-Learning Island

Most Influential Blog Post

An Open Letter To Ruairí Quinn (Evelyn O’ Connor – Leaving Cert English)

Best Individual Tweeter

Fred Boss

Bianca Ní Ghrogáin

John Heffernan

Best Twitter Hashtag for Education

* #edchatie

Best Podcasts/Google Hangouts

St. Peter’s Primary Blog Bray

St. Wolstan’s TY

Best Use of Video and Media

Scoil Mhuire TV

 Best Mobile App

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

Lifetime Achievement

Donal O’ Mahony

 

 

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