The 11th Annual EduBlog Awards nominations are now open. The EduBlog Awards promote the positive value of social media in education.
I believe that our students are counting on a relevant 21st century learning experience, and applaud the countless number of educators that are embracing a connected pedagogy. Below are a few of the people in my PLN that I glean inspiration from…and thanks to EVERYONE that is committed to learning, change, and a growth mindset. Together we’re better for kids!
My Nominations for the #Eddies14
Best EdTech Blog, Rafranz Davis
*A cornacopia of EdTech goodness coupled with pragmatic advice and important observations.
Best Teacher Blog, Pernille Ripp
*Profoundly beautiful and child-centric reflections. This blog pushes my thinking on a regular basis.
LifeTime Achievement, Tony Sinanis
*I consider Tony a close friend and inspiring colleague. He always approaches his work by asking, “What is best for kids” and he has a proven track record of amplifying student voice & leveraging social media to shine the light on the amazing work occurring at his school. Check out the #Cantiague hashtag to see what his students are up to.
Most Influential Blog Post, “I Pitched” by Jon Harper
*All of Jon’s blogs are influential & this recent post was no exception.
Best Administrator Blog, Ben Gilpin
*The epitome of reflective practitioner and a trusted friend.
Best Free Web Tool, TouchCast
*We use TouchCast to create our weekly Principal Podcasts featuring Greenwood Students sharing their learning highlights. The podcasting tool/app is also used to create the “30 Second Take” podcast. TouchCast offers a user-friendly interface and it’s FREE!
Best Individual Blog, Terri Eicholz
*If you could only follow ONE blogger on the planet I guarantee Terri would not disappoint. #Edu-Awesome
Best New Blog, Beth Joselyn
*The creativity that Beth cultivates in students inspires; I’m elated she’s started to share the awesomeness!
Best Open Professional Development, Todd Nesloney
The Summer Learning Series brought together learners from every corner of the globe!
Best use of Media (i.e. Podcasting), Aaron Schmidt
*I could listen to his educational “Coffee Chats” via TouchCast all day long. Down-to-earth, insightful, and just plain fun.
Best Hashtag, #IAedchat
*Jimmy Casas, Aaron Becker, Matt Degner and the #IAedchat team host one of many wonderful educational chats via Twitter. If you have not participated in an educational Twitter chat I strongly encourage you to do so.
Best Mobile App, Voxer
*I’ve learned so much through connecting with friends and colleagues around the country. For example, the “MN Educators Voxer Group” is comprised of educators in the Midwest and Canada. We discuss issues and education and support each other in a daily dynamic conversation.
Best Individual Tweeter, Craig Yen
*By following @craigyen on Twitter you can receive real-time updates on EdChats and podcasts. His back-channeling skills are legendary, and his insights enhance how I leverage Twitter for my professional learning.
Exciting news…this past week I learned that my principal’s blog called “Adjusting Course” was named a finalist for “Best Administrator Blog” as part of the annual Edublog Awards.
You can vote for my blog “Adjusting Course” by clicking on the link below. Then click the tiny up arrow near “Adjusting Course” to add a vote. (Voting is being done via Listly, so you will be directed to register which takes 30 seconds.)
I think this is kind of cool, and also know a couple other administrators that were nominated. You can vote for more than one finalist, so be sure to check out the blogs that Jimmy Casas and Tony Sinanis write…I am inspired by them on a regular basis and encourage you to support them too.
Thanks for your support!