Every year, Edublogs runs its Edublog Awards – this is the 10th year so a special anniversary. You can nominate blogs, wikis, tweets etc in many different categories.
These are my nominations for 2013.
Best student blog – Annabel – works hard to keep blog up to date – always lots of fresh posts to read – took part in the student challenge mainly as a commenter rather than a student participant
Best new blog – Mackenzie – also works hard keeping the blog looking fresh – also took part in the challenge as a commenter – could also be in best student blog but I could only nominate one in each category
Best administrator blog – John Goh – everything on this relatively new blog relates to Australian problems and solutions in education but with reference to his research on overseas blogs as well – John is also a well known tweeter on #ozprimschchat
Best twitter hashtag – as a blogger with students, you can’t go past #comments4kids as a great hashtag – find more info on their website
Best class blog – If only the best birds sang – Merry Beau from near Dublin Ireland runs this great class blog. Originally for grade 2, this year it has spread from grade 1 to grade 6. It allows students to learn 24/7/365 if they wish – lots of appropriate activities and widgets to help students learn anywhere, anytime
Best group blog – Cougar News – this blog is written as part of a journalism class at Cactus Canyon Junior High in Arizona. Well written, interesting posts by many students
Nominations close today 1 December, but check out the Edublog Awards to find out which nominations got through to the short list and vote for your favourites.
These awards are a great way to find other interesting blogs to follow and get ideas from.
You usually can vote once a day in each category from the same IP address. This means all the computers from the Department of Education have the same IP so you will also need to vote from home, libraries, ipads, iphones etc at different IP addresses.