Over 1,000 teachers have now authored educational resources in Yacapaca. The best of those resources are really quite staggeringly good, as we see from the rave reviews they get from users.
It is long past time to honour our best authors, so I am delighted to announce the 2008 Author of the Year Awards.
The seven nominees have been selected from the most popular subjects in Yacapaca. They are each very different; what they have in common is excellence as teaching and assessment resources.
The nominees are:
- English: Kara Huck from Dodge City High School, Kansas
- French: Grace Agbogun-Toko from Sarah Bonnell School, London
French/English Bilingual Stories and Poems
- German: Rob Courtney from King Edward VI School, Southampton
Schreiben auf Deutsch
- History: Hannah Mohon from Huntcliff School, Saltburn-by-Sea
AQA GCSE History
- ICT: Martyn Dulake of St Josephs Catholic School, Port Talbot
ICT GCSE Homework
- PSHE: Norman Scott from the Sefton Childrens’ Service PSHE Team.
Summative self-assessments in PSHE for primary Schools
- Science: Ralph Holmes from Langley School, Norfolk
Years 9, 10 and 11 Physics
The judging panel are experienced Yacapaca users, authors and moderators. More importantly, they are all teachers:
- Aidan McCanny, Assistant Advisory Officer for eLearning and ICT, Southern Education and Library Board (SELB).
- Gill Chesney-Green, Drama Teacher, John Flamsteed Community School, Derbyshire & author of several popular Drama resources including Foundation Drama.
- Jerome Thompson, Alderman Peel High School, Norfolk & moderator of the Year 7 ICT authoring group.
- Helen Barnes, teacher of Mathematics, Priory School, Portsmouth & author of the HBR Maths assessments.
- Julie Mason, Wellingborough School and moderator of the Design & Technology authoring group.
- John Boyle, teacher of Businesss and Enterprise, Grace Academy, Solihul & moderator of the Business authoring group.
The winner will be announced on June 16th on this blog, and will win an Apple iPod Touch. Both the winner and the runner-up will receive Yacapaca trophies.