The purpose of the Edublog Awards, or Eddies, is to raise awareness of educational blogging and social media for learning.
Here are my nominations:
|Image Credit: Edublogs|
- Best individual blog -- Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog (Linda Yollis)
- Best group blog -- Cougar News Blog (authored completely by 7th & 8th grade students, with the guidance from Journalism Teacher Jason Davis)
- Best new blog -- Salsich Team 5 (Jonah Salsich's Class Blog)
- Best class blog -- Mrs. Hamman's Class Blog (posts are mainly written by the students)
- Best student blog -- Em's Canvas (2nd grade student)
- Best ed tech / resource sharing blog -- Langwitches (Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano)
- Best teacher blog -- EdTech Workshop (Andrea Hernandez)
- Best library / librarian blog -- Bulldog Reader's Blog (Julie Hembree)
- Best administrator blog -- This and That (Jon Castelhano)
- Most influential blog post of the year -- My TEDxDesMoines video: From Fear to Empowerment (Scott McLeod)
- Best individual tweeter -- Sheri Edwards
- Best twitter hashtag -- #comments4kids (Thanks William Chamberlain!)
- Best free web tool -- Twitter
- Best educational use of audio / video / visual / podcast -- Math Movie Network (math videos created by students with the guidance of Shawn Avery)
- Best open PD / unconference / webinar series -- Classroom 2.0 LIVE!
- Best educational use of a social network -- Student Blogging Challenge
- Best mobile app -- Wordpress App
- Lifetime achievement -- Sue Wyatt (author/creator of the Student Blogging Challenge)
It's all about the kids and their learning opportunities. Without educational uses of social media and blogging, students might not realize the power of their voices, nor would they have the opportunities to learn with other beyond the four walls of the classroom.
I would like to encourage you to share your nominations with others to spread the word of the power of educational blogging and social media for learning. Nominations are open until December 1st.
- Can you think of a better way to raise awareness of the power of educational blogging and social media other than the Edublog Awards?
- Were there new blogs/resources/ideas shared here that you hadn't heard of before?