Many thanks to all that nominated, voted, or otherwise participated in the 10th annual Edublog Awards.
We truly believe this was the most successful year yet!
With over a thousand nominations, hundreds of thousands of views, and nearly 8,000 individuals voting, it was a massive community effort.
The most exciting part was the significant global presence with finalist and winners from all around the globe.
If you were a winner or finalist and would like us to send you a badge to display, let us know.
And without further ado…
Congrats to all the winners!
*You can see all of the nominees by clicking the category title below
- Best individual blog – Моменти от класната стая (Bulgaria)
- Best group blog – Блогът на ЗПГ (Bulgaria)
- Best new blog – spellingitoutblog (Scotland)
- Best class blog – Cougar News Blog (USA)
- Best class blog, student challenge choice – 5/6C @ The Junction (Australia)
- Best student blog – Autistic and Proud (Ireland)
- Best student blog, student challenge choice – Dat Guy’s Blog (USA)
- Best ed tech / resource sharing blog – Моменти от класната стая (Bulgaria)
- Best teacher blog – Edutech for Teachers (USA)
- Best library / librarian blog – A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet (USA)
- Best administrator blog – A Principal’s Reflections (USA)
- Most influential post – 10+ Ideas For a Successful Start to a School Year (Bulgaria)
- Best individual tweeter – Jac de Haan – @techwithintent (USA)
- Best twitter hashtag – #slpeeps
- Best free web tool – GlogsterEDU (USA)
- Best podcasts or google hangouts – St. Peter’s Primary Bray Blog (Ireland)
- Best Use of Videos and Media in Education – Virtual Debates (USA)
- Best educational wiki – ICTmagic (UK)
- Best open PD/unconference/webinar – SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community (Global)
- Best educational use of a social network – Hello Little World Skypers (Global)
- Best mobile app – AR Flashcards (USA)
- Lifetime achievement – Jamie Forshey- @edutech20 (USA)
Congratulations to all the winners. But also remember it is a privilege to have been on the finalist shortlist as well.
Thanks also to Edublogs for trying different voting method. I think the younger students also appreciated being able to vote via Poll Daddy.
Good points, Sue! And many thanks for all you do with the Student Blogging Challenge and helping organize the poll!
So honored and excited to be chosen as the winner of the Best Use of Video and Media. How do you get a winners badge?
Just wanted to add my own congratulations to our winners. I’m especially impressed with our Bulgarian winners. It’s not easy to get the support needed to win when you’re running a Non-English speaking blog. Good job!
Don’t forget to display your winners badges on your blogs! If you don’t know how to get hold of them… erm… *points at Ronnie*
Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists this year. I enjoy finding out about different blogs and people in social media when the nominations come out each year.
While I like the transparency of the new voting method, I had many students, parents and colleagues tell me that they tried to vote, but gave up because it was too difficult. There seemed to be a large discrepency between the numbers of views versus votes. It was especially frustrating for my elementary students who love to vote from home, but are too young for a social media account.
With every change there are the positives and negatives. I applaud you for trying something new, and I hope in the future you can find a method that maintains transparency yet is appropriate for less tech savy, younger and supportive voters.
Definitely appreciate all of the feedback! We’ll re-evaluate next year for sure and see what we can do 🙂
Happy New Year!
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