The Educational Blog Awards of 2014 are open and my former nominations for 2013 are here. I have listed my top educational blogs here and will update these shortly. My nominations for 2014 are as follows …
“The Edublog Awards started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, [councils] 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 [teachers and schools connecting via] social media.”
Nominations by @TeacherToolkit:
Click each category below to see who I have nominated.
Hold back the tears folks!
- Best individual blog: for the second year in a row – headteacher Tom Sherrington who tweets at @HeadGuruTeacher
- Best new blog: Disappointed Idealist who tweets at @DisIdealist
- Best teacher blog: psychology teacher Marc Smith who tweets at @PsychologyMarc
- Best administrator blog: for the second year in a row – governor Shena Lewington who tweets at @ClerkToGovernor
- Most influential blog post of the year: ‘Securing Headship;’ by headteacher Keven Bartle who tweets at @KevBartle
- Best individual tweeter: ICT teacher and consultant Mark Anderson who tweets at @ICTEvangelist
- Best twitter hashtag: #SLTchat by @SLTchat
- Best educational use of media (podcast), by Pivotal Education
- Best educational use of a social network, by @UKEdChat
- Best mobile app, by @Spreaker
There are many more nomination categories and the above short-list are my own from an extensive list.
If you are reading this and have your own blog, why not give it a go yourself. It doesn’t take that long to complete …
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How to Nominate?
To nominate your favourites:
- Make your official nominations using this form here.
- Write a post with your nominations on your own blog (like this) and share the post using #eddies14
- You can nominate in as many categories as you want.
- But, you can only make one nomination per category.
- You can’t nominate yourself!
- Even if you see your favourite blog/blogger/tweeter has already been nominated, it is best to nominate them again.
- Categories are competitive, and only the most nominated will make it to the voting round.
And if you’re interested, the winners of the 2013 Edublog Awards are here.
I was delighted to be short-listed for the following categories in 2013.