Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We Say Thank You! Our EduBlog Award Nominations

We have to start by thanking everyone who has pushed our thinking, given us advice, and helped share our voice! The past 8 months have changed our lives forever and we owe it those in our PLN and those who have become great friends! 

It was a challenge picking nominations for the 10th Annual EduBlog Awards  but after much thought here they are:

Best Teacher Blog

Kleinspiration- Erin Klein is one of the brightest and most passionate educators I have ever met. Her innovative teaching environment and engaging style is shown in her many informational blog posts. She also shares her knowledge as a Top Teacher blogger for Scholastic. Her blog gives ideas to create deeper learning in all curricular areas so thank you Erin for sharing your knowledge and creativity! 

Best Podcast 

Edu All-Stars: This great podcast from Todd Nesloney, Chris Kessler, and Stacey Huffine, shares the stories from difference makers in all areas of education. They have had inspiring guests like Angela Maiers, Jack Andraka, Jimmy Casas, and Kevin Honeycutt. They have also had Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, EduClipper founder Adam Bellow, Teach Like a Pirate author Dave Burgess, and more! Get inspired by this game changing podcast! Thank You Edu All-Stars! 

Best Edtech Blog

Innovation in the Classroom: Don Wettrick is an energetic high school broadcasting and innovation teacher from Indianapolis, IN. Don is also a FCTV Advisor, host of the Franklin Film Festival, an International Speaker/Presenter, and Google Glass Explorer. Don has his own podcast on the BAM Network and a YouTube Channel call The Focus Show Online that focuses on connecting educators. Don uses educational technology to guide his students to become creative and innovative. With the help of educational technology, Don and his students are positively changing their community and beyond! Thank you Don for sharing your innovative ideas! 

Best Mobile App

Aurasma: Aurasma was the app that changed everything for us! It is a free app that allows students and educators to create augmented reality and bring learning to life like never before! Share your learning with the world using Aurasma! Thank You Aurasma!

Best Free Web Tool

Remind 101: Remind 101 is a game changing app that has made communication with parents free and easy! In a smart device world, people read their texts more than they read books so it is the perfect and safe way to communicate with parents and students! Thank You Remind 101!

Best New Blog

Engage Their Minds: Terri Eichholz is a gifted and talented teacher in San Antonio, Texas. Terri continues to push the envelope with her students as well as her blog posts. Each post gives me new and innovative ways to engage students in learning like never before! I wish I could be a student in Terri's class! Thank You Terri for always sharing your mind blowing ideas!

Best Librarian Blog

Van Meter Library Voice: Shannon McClintock Miller uses technology to create a learning environment of creativity and fun! She often has her students skyping with authors of their favorite books, or learning from other classrooms from around the world! Shannon shares her engaging and exciting ideas form her library at Van Meter Elementary in her blog! Thank you Shannon for sharing your passion and energy! 

Thank you everyone who shares their innovation, knowledge, creativity, and passion for educating our future! 

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