"A new age demands a new paradigm!"
-Walter McKenzie

Volume 9, Issue 5 - January 2007

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2007 Top Online Educator Awards
2007 Top Online Educator Award

Nominations Now Open!

I am pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the honor of being recognized as one of the year's Top Online Educators. The nominating window will close on Saturday, March 10, 2007.

This recognition is intended to be from educators to the best and brightest among us online. I am seeking out innovators who have done on outstanding job of furthering education online, through instructional web sites, student-centered online projects, or through the online publication of work that advances the profession in a
significant way. You can view past year's honorees at http://surfaquarium.com/TOE/

Please fill out the online form at http://surfaquarium.com/TOE/nomination.htm to submit your nomination of a colleague who truly personifies the spirit of this honor!

If you can not use the online form, feel free to email your nomination to walter@surfaquarium.com including:

-the full name, title and email address of your nominee
-the URL(s) they are responsible for, and
-the ways in which their work has improved the quality of education



January is National Mentoring Month. Check out these top online resources!

Achievement Advocate
All Experts
Amazing Kids!
Ask a Linguist
AskA+ Locator
Ask Dr, Science
Ask Dr. Universe
Ask the Experts at Scientific American
Best Practices of Mentors
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Check & Connect
Children's Village
City Year
College Mentors for Kids
Communities of Practice
Communities of Practice: A Brief Introduction
Community for Youth
Connect for Kids
Creative Mentoring
Critical Friends: A Process Built on Reflection
Designing a Mentoring Program
Edutopia's Big List on Mentoring
Friends of the Children
Girls' E-Mentoring in Science, Engineering & Technology
Guidance Channel
International Mentoring Association
International Mentoring Network Organization
International Telementor Program
Kids Mentoring Kids
Kids 'n Kinship
Learning Communities
Lessons Learned – Two Decades of School-based Mentoring
Make a Friend - Be a Peer Mentor
Mentor Leadership and Resource Network
The Mentor Network
MentorKids USA
Mighty Mentors
Mineral Resource Specialist Directory
My Hero Project
My Mentor, Myself
Pitsco Ask an Expert
Professional Learning Communities
Preparing Future Faculty
16 Steps to Effective Youth Mentoring
Standards Need 'Critical Friends'
Starting a Mentoring Program
Taking it Global
Teacher2Teacher Math
Teachers.net Mentor Center
Teaching Kids Business
TeleMentoring Young Women Project
Tutor/Mentor Connection
Virtual Mentor
Virtual Volunteering Project
Voices of Youth
Volunteer Solutions
Who Mentored You?
Winnie Hu

YESS Institute
Youth Noise
Youth Venture

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