We Get By With a Little Help from our Friends
This morning I learned that my Blogs and Communities paper won an 2006 Edublog Award. In response to her congratulations email, I replied to organiser Josie Fraser that I was speechless. Thank you for even being in the company of nd the Winners of the 2006 Edublog Awards are:
Anne Fox (Denmark), Laurent Borgmann (Germany)
YES I Can! Science team, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Diane Hammond, Susan Stiff, and Dr. Tom Stiff (Canada)
Judy O’Connell (Australia)
Pete Reilly (USA) and tilt! Paz Peña (Chile)
Teresa Almeida d’Eça (Portugal)
University of Sheffield Student Ambassadors of the Centre for Inquiry-based Learning In the Arts and Social Sciences (England)
Vicki Davis (USA), Julie Lindsay (Bangladesh)
Barbara Cohen (USA)
Like winner Christopher Sessums, I am indebted to so many, and not just for helping me learn and write about blogs and communities. For those of you who have blogged with me, read, or commented, I am in your debt for showing me that community and blogs do go together. I was a skeptic when I started my third blogging attempt in 2004.
So as Time Magazine applauds online communities, for people making and making meaning of their world by sharing online, I thank you.
I was inspired that Christopher took the time to thank individuals. I am going to try, but I'm already worried that I will miss so many. If you can help me remember, that would be great.
Lilia Efimova (I think you got me started thinking about this, Lilia)
Dave Cormier (who eggs me on)
Jo Murray (who invited me to write my paper for the Knowledge Tree
My friends at ShareYourStory
My Blogher buddies UK Friends where this idea started
* Lauren Gelman
* Susannah Gardner and here
* Melanie Morgan
* Beth Kanter
* Robin Hamman
It's true. I get by with a little help from my friends!