Thanks for the reasoned blog response, Dave. 🙂
You ask why I have to be ‘against’ the awards rather than just ‘not liking’ them. It’s because I don’t think they’re good for the health of the edublogosphere (if such a thing still exists). Just like opponents to smoking in public places felt the need to be ‘against’ it – because of a health threat – so I’m against these awards.
I’ve got NO problem with people getting public recognition and thanks for their work. I just questin the format and wonder whether it doesn’t lead to distortion.
My suggestion? Have a worldwide ‘Edublog day’ where educational bloggers blog about 5 blogs to which they want to draw their readers’ attention. Why on earth do we need a voting process?