Friday, November 23, 2012

Nominations Due Monday (Nov 26) for the Annual Edublog Awards!

It is that time of year again! The 2012 Edublog Awards are a go, and I'm pleased for Classroom 2.0 and my Web 2.0 Labs to be co-sponsors again of this very fun annual event. I'll also be co-hosting the awards event live in December. I've been preoccupied with the Global Education Conference, so I'm tardy in helping to promote the event--so notice the due date for nominations coming up this Monday!

The Edublog Awards is a community-based initiative 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.

How Does It Work?  There are 3 parts to the awards:
  • Nominations – NOW through November 26th
  • Voting – TBA
  • The Live Awards Ceremony – TBA
How To Nominate. To nominate your favorites, you:
  • Write a post with your nominations for the different categories on your own blog (or a website – anywhere public)
  • Send the link to your nomination post via the form at the bottom of the Nominations Page
Here are the 2012 Categories. Nominations are open until Monday, November 26th, so (quickly) nominate your favorite blogs, twitterers, community sites, videos, podcasts and more…
  • Best individual blog
  • Best group blog
  • Best new blog
  • Best class blog
  • Best student blog
  • Best ed tech / resource sharing blog
  • Best teacher blog
  • Best library / librarian blog
  • Best administrator blog
  • Most influential blog post
  • Best individual tweeter
  • Best twitter hashtag
  • Best free web tool
  • Best educational use of audio / video / visual / podcast
  • Best educational wiki
  • Best open PD / unconference / webinar series
  • Best educational use of a social network
  • Best mobile app
  • Lifetime achievement
How To Nominate. 
  • Write a post with your nominations on your blog, link to them and link to this site
  • Use the form at the bottom of the Nominations Page to send a link to your nominations
If you have any questions, you can put a comment on the announcement page or let them know using the contact form.

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