‘If Only the Best Birds Sang’: #BlogAwardsie 2014 Finalists

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We are ‘excited and delighted’ to be finalists in Blog Awards Ireland.

We find ourselves in the company of blogs that we greatly admire.


Anseo.net is a magazine style web site valued by teachers

for its information and opinion type pieces by Simon Lewis.

In particular, teacher has found Simon’s reviews 

of new technology more than useful. 

In addition he also has an uncanny knack of being able 

to accurately predict the future of ICT in classrooms in Ireland.


Then there is Evelyn O’Connor’s Leaving Cert English.net .

This invaluable resource for all

Junior and Leaving Certificate English students 

and their teachers too I suspect. A source of advice

and information for students in a year when many of them

must feel caught between a rock and a hard place.


Finalists, the Youth Media Team are a group of teenagers

who attend and report on educational conferences in Ireland.

Their reports, in the form of lively interviews, blogs and tweets

provide a youthful and informed perspective on education

and educationalists in Ireland.


We are delighted that the list of finalists include another

Wicklow Primary School, our friends from St. Peter’s Bray Blog.

This blog showcases the wonderful work of students and teachers.

We particularly like their use of podcasts and vines.

The podcasts give the students a voice.

The vines really bring their blog to life.

They remind us of the animated photographs

in Harry Potter.


But that is not all.

You can see these finalists along

with three other excellent blogs;

‘Fractus Learning’, 

‘My College Advice’

and ‘Dr. How Science Wows’ here:

Education Blog Finalists 2014  


In other news we are happy to report that Seomra Ranga 

the creator, collector and archivist of teacher resources

here in Ireland has reached the quarter finals of 

Web Awards 2014 in the category of Education and Third Level.


All this has happened in a week when we reached

a total of 40,000 visitors

and we published our 800th post.

(You have just read it!)


6 thoughts on “‘If Only the Best Birds Sang’: #BlogAwardsie 2014 Finalists

  1. Well Im not surprised and to think that you were also a finalist in the world awards last year. Great work, fantastic blog, such a wonderful proactive postings, leaving such wonderful, wonderful comments that we really appreciate not only here in New Zealand but I am sure all around the world. Fantastic. I am going now to try and vote.
    Mr Webb and Room One, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand.

  2. Thank you very much Mr Webb. That is a very affirming comment to start the school day with.
    I would say that you are our role model and that it was you and also William Chamberlain’s brilliant concept #comments4kids that got us started visiting other class blogs, admiring their work and leaving a comment. We know we love to get comments and can only assume that other classes are the same.
    The good news is that there is no voting in this competition. They have judges 🙂
    With every good wish and thanks again,

  3. Many congratulations and very well deserved.
    This blog is such a wonderful, colourful and varied resource bank – well done – all the birds are singing now:)

  4. Thanks Anne.
    We are glad you think so.
    Certainly all the birds here sing …
    every day … every chance they get 🙂

  5. Congratulations to you and your students; a wonderful blog and an example to us all. Am delighted that your collective talents are being recognised!

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