The Edublog Awards is a community based incentive started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational institutions were blocking access of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes.
The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media.
The best aspects include that it creates a fabulous resource for educators to use for ideas on how social media is used in different contexts, with a range of different learners.
This year’s nomination categories are:
- Best individual blog
- Best individual tweeter
- Best group blog
- Best new blog
- Best class blog
- Best student blog
- Best ed tech / resource sharing blog
- Most influential blog post
- Best twitter hashtag
- Best teacher blog
- Best librarian / library blog
- Best School Administrator blog
- Best free web tool
- Best educational use of audio / video / visual
- Best educational wiki
- Best educational podcast
- Best open PD / unconference / webinar series
- Best educational use of a social network
- Lifetime achievement
I would like to share my nominations here.
I haven’t nominated in every category but I have in most.
My Nominations for the Edublog Awards 2014:
- Best Individual Blog
A seemingly endless supply of resources for curriculum and assessment. Michael has the ability to post excellent commentary of the issues of the day.
- Best Group Blog
The task of collecting blog posts from around the web and maintaining this mix is challenging, yet always a good place for interesting and thought provoking read.
- Best New Blog
@GazNeedle is developing a really useful blog sharing his thoughts, ideas, experiences and reflections
- Best Class Blog
Lee Parkinson’s class blog leaves me in awe of the fabulous experiences he shares with his class!
- Best Ed Tech / Research Sharing Blog
Again Lee Parkinson, his knowledge of new apps and tech is second to none. As is his willingness to share it.
- Best Teacher Blog
Graham Andre’s site is a resource which grows on a daily basis. Along with his good nature and keenness to collaborate.
- Most Influential Blog Post
I would love to know just how many schools have used Michael Tidd’s resources in developing their own curriculum and assessment?
I know that I did!
- Best Individual Tweeter
Twitter Coaching, Culture Box, his Agility Toolkit, Teach Meets – Amjad is involved in what I consider some of the best of Twitter.
- Best Hashtag / Twitter Chat
The first Primary focused edchat on Twitter – Mondays 8-9 pm UK time.
Getting bigger and bigger each week!
- Best Free Web Tool
One I have only recently started to use – but it is a mightily impressive collaboration tool.
- Best Use of Media (Video, Podcasts, etc.)
Rob Smith’s multimedia site is a vast archive of video resources for every possible occasion and purpose.
I wonder what we did before it!?
- Best Educational Use of a Social Network
The network of educators from Australia has grown into a global brand now. I feel privileged to be a tiny part of that network. It’s high level blend of innovation, collaboration and education is very impressive.
- Best Mobile App
Alan Peat’s Exciting Sentences
One of the best apps I have ever used in a classroom.
Alongside its partner Pupil Edition, Exciting Sentences can have a dramatic impact of pupil’s writing.
Make your nominations here:
Thank you for reading, blogging and tweeting.