Monthly Archives: December 2013

An Honour – #eddies13 Best Wiki in Education Finalist

As the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing broke across the world, so I also received the news that The Travelling Rhinos wiki is a finalist in the Best Wikis in Education category of the Edublogs Awards 2013! I am truly honoured to be in great company, as the other finalists are fine examples of how wikis can be put to full use in the educational sphere. What a fitting way to celebrate the FIRST birthday of this project!

If you like what you see, I would really appreciate your vote! For instructions on how to vote go here and scroll down for more information.

To vote, click on the image below:

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The World Awoke to a Storm Today…

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Today the world awoke to a storm. Nelson Mandela, iconic leader, inspirational human being and father of the new South Africa has died. An overwhelming feeling of sadness is in the air, a nation in shock. My own raw emotions welled up inside me as I relived the loss of my own father just a short six months ago. Today I revisited those emotions as I watched the tributes to this great man come pouring in on television, radio, in the newspapers and all platforms of social media. The world mourns with us.

Then, in my email inbox I find a personal letter of condolence from a Global Classroom Project teacher who I have never met, but have worked with on more than one occasion in the past year, whom I now regard as more than an acquaintance, a friend.  A letter so comforting, sharing in our pain as a nation and offering words of comfort and compassion from afar. I will not name that person, she will know who I am referring to when she reads this blog post. Her letter has meant so much to me this morning. I am eternally grateful.

This is the spirit of the Global Classroom Project. This is the world Nelson Mandela would want us to live in, a world where we share each other’s success and joys, a world where we can come together and spread peace and love and share dreams for a better future. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful community. May we grow in strength together.

The Edublog Awards 2013 #eddies13

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Since I am thrilled by the honour of having my Travelling Rhinos wiki nominated for an Edublog Award this year, I feel the need to reciprocate by recognising blogs, bloggers, wikis, tweeters, hashtags, tools, apps etc. that have made an impact on my life over the past year. I’ll keep it short and sweet: