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Shortlisted for 2013 Naace ICT Impact Award

February 10, 2013

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On Thursday 31st January, the shortlist for the Naace Impact Awards 2013 was announced at BETT 2013.

I am thrilled to share that I am one of seven others on the shortlist for the “Inclusion Impact Award
An award which recognises excellence in the provision of a technology-enhanced learning experience that includes all.

The judges have nominated me ….  “For her use of technology and gaming to motivate students to learn, dramatically improving their writing skills and behaviour”.

I am hugely pleased to be nominated for 2 consecutive years and very pleased for both myself and my school.

The winner of each category will be announced at the Naace Strategic Conference 7-8 March 2013.

You can see the entire shortlist here:  Naace ICT Impact Awards 2013 Shortlist.

I would like to thank everybody who has sent messages of support and encouragement in person as well as via Twitter and e-mail.


Naace Impact Award Nomination

January 22, 2012

I was absolutely thrilled and honoured to hear that I have been shortlisted for a Naace Impact Award in the category for Supporting Inclusion in any phase.

How YOU can help…..

If you could please leave a quick comment about how this blog has had an impact on you; how it may have given you ideas of apps to use, ideas to try in your classroom…or anything else you may think of  I would really appreciate it!

This is because….As part of the final judging process
all shortlisted nominees are being invited to submit a short edited video (of no more than 3 minutes) – perhaps working with their pupils or colleagues – which demonstrates the impact of the work that you’ve done.  Please note that entries will be judged on the basis of impact rather than video quality.

My PLN has been incredibly helpful and supportive to me and I would really like to include in the video that I make any impact my blog or tweets may have had on others.

I know that many people have said how they have tried some of the ideas from this blog and tweet and found them useful.

If you prefer you could even send an audio or video clip to  or else just tweet me. I am @ebd35 on Twitter

Thank you very much to everyone who has taken the time to read this!

Mary aka @ebd35


May 3, 2011

A very quick post to say a HUGE thank you to those who voted for my blog to be nominated in the 2011 Education Blog Awards…. WOO HOO…it has made it to the shortlist!!

I started this blog in December 2009 after being encouraged by a number of fabulous people from Twitter and PTRC and I am incredibly pleased that people are interested and take the time to read about some of the learning adventures my class and I go on.

I have learned so much by writing  it and am so happy to have met both virtually and in real life such wonderful people.

To be nominated with such a group of fabulous professionals is truly an honour! Thank you!!! and good luck to everyone on the list.

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