Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Edublog Awards: Nominate Your Favorites Now!


The nomination process has begun for the 2010 Edublogs Awards! Nominations close Friday, December 3rd.

Last year I was honored (and thrilled!) to receive a 2009 Edublog Award for Best e-Learning blog.  If you have found value in the content I've shared on my blog in the past year, I hope you'll consider nominating your favorite post or my blog for one of this year's categories.

Here are my nominations:

Best individual blog
http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/
  • As a blogger, I am always impressed with those who can maintain consistent, relevant and motivational posts.  That's what I find here.
Best individual tweeter
Jason Rhode
  • I learn a lot from him.  He shares invaluable links and has also modeled for me how to integrate Twitter into his teaching (probably without him even realizing that!).

Best resource sharing blog
Jane Hart's Jane's Pick of the Day
  • Why?  Take a peek and you'll know.  Packed with great emerging tools for educators.

Best educational use of video / visual

Khan Academy
  • As an art historian, I feel this twinge of irony inside me as I nominate instructional MATH videos for this category. :-) But the content shared through the Khan Academy, I think, inspires both new approaches to teaching but also communicates the value and importance of sharing content openly.
Best educational webinar series
Steve Hargadon's The Future of Education
  • I've learned more from this webinar series than any other source I can recall.  The interviews that Steve holds are engaging and thought-provoking and since they are all archived, users can choose to participate live or listen later.  Honestly, I listen to the archives when I'm at the gym and I love making my exercise time even more productive!

Best educational use of a social networking
Jim Burke's English Companion Ning
  • I discovered this resource last April while planning the MoblEd10 Conference at Pasadena City College.  I think it's a beautiful example of how a social network can fill a void for professional development -- new and experienced english teachers coming together to share, discuss and learn from one another.

Lifetime achievement
Steve Hargadon 
  • I've never met another person so dedicated to collaborating and sharing.  Steve models the epitome of a 21st century leader in his selfless and passionate efforts to bring educators together, reflect and change the future course of learning.  He is a true inspiration to me.

Click here to learn how to make your nominations.
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