The 2011 Edublog Awards

My nominations

The reason for this nomination is that it seems like this writer has put a lot of effort into her blog and it contains a lot of interesting blog posts. I really like her layout and i enjoy reading blogs which has a regular update.

Best teacher blog: http://annmic.wordpress.com/

Ann Michaelsen has a very good blog which I think inspires a lot of teachers and students, not only in Norway but in different countries as well. It contains a lot of interesting information which I find helpful. She is also good at updating on a regular basis.  

Voices from the Learning Revolution blog – a PLP Network project – is a group blog of teachers writing with great detail about their instructional practices – with many examples from the classroom.


MTV - a worldwide network

MTV (music television) is an American network, headquartered in New York City and launched in 1981. MTV was mainly created to be the first TV-channel too broadcast music 24/7, but has over time evolved into something bigger than it starter with.  Awards, reality shows, movies, animations, scripted programs are some of the things MTV has manage to adapt during its 30 years. MTV is primarily not a music channel any more, but maintains its traditions by sending music video-programs at night, where the shows goes by the names M is for music and MTVs top 30.

Since its launched, MTV has revolutionized the music industry with phrases like "I want my MTV", which has become a widely known slogan.

MTV has over time become a worldwide concept, with Networks on all continents.  It first entered the Asian marked in 1992, before MTVs parent company Viacom bought Germany’s largest music-television provider and became the largest music company in Europe.
In 2005 MTV began airing MTV base in Africa, which was the 100th channel worldwide. It became bigger and bigger, and extended its marked more and more, something that lead to more jobs, resources and of course wider economy.
The main target group for MTV is young people. Teen mom, 16 and pregnant, Awkward, Skins and jersey shore are just some of the many shows that are airing at MTV at the time, and as we see the shows are mainly intended for young people. When MTV first aired in Asia, the youngsters were very excited because they had something they never had before: a 24-hour music channel.
I think MTV manage to get so much attention at the beginning, because they came up with something new, and people got curies and enthusiastic.  And even though it still is a popular channel, I don’t think they would have had the same reactions and succeed as much, if they at that time had aired the same program as they have today. It would have been too mainstream.

Social Networks

The world’s first text messages was sent in 1992, and today there are sent more massages daily than there are people on this planet. The social networks are a positive contribution to connections between people on a global basis, easier and more effectively than before.  
Today we are surrounded by social networks, both private and job related. Because the fact is that social media’s like, first of all twitter and Facebook, are used professionally and not just in private. Jens Stoltenberg, the prime minister of Norway, are a great example of a person who uses social medias for private and for work, and he has gotten a lot of credit  for what he writes on his pages.

It can be hard to adjust a profile page to both work and private, and there are therefore a lot of people who decides to make to different pages, so they can distinguish the material for they who benefit from it.  I guess that many of your colleges don’t care about what you had for dinner or that your baby just said its first words.
Twitter is more useful for journalists and reporters, because it is a place where you can connect and share messages with a huge aspect of people from all around the world. It is therefore extremely effective and simple for sharing and receiving news. During the Utøya attacks 22 of July, the victims used twitter to tell people what was happening to them. Facebook and twitter are important factors in emergency, because it’s easy to share with many people more effectively. Today there are 300 000 Norwegians users on twitter and in March 2011 there were about 200 million users in total.
The use of internet is getting more important that before. Today you can build up your own raceme while using social networks like twitter and Facebook. The job industries are actually more interested in finding out the person you are, and not just the one behind a raceme. You therefore have to be aware of what you put out on your pages, even though it actually is more negative if a hirer can’t find anything about you at all.
Even though there are a lot of speculations in rather the social networks are taking the community in right directions or not, I think the social networks are a great contribution to the society’s development, in so many different ways.