It is that time of the year again! The Edublogs Awards site is open to allow you to nominate your 2011 favourites. Over the past few years I have had put in my nominations so that some of the great work that on-line colleagues are doing can be recognised. It is always a had job trying to pick out one from the many I subscribe to, read regularly or follow via twitter, etc. For every name I put down there are at least a dozen others who could also be worthy of nominations. I was informed about the nominations being open via a tweet from Judith Way about her post on The way forward blog.
The directions for nominating your favorite blogs, tweeters, blog posts, podcasts, wikis, PD opportunities and a lifetime achievement award are available here.
Essentially however to nominate you need to write out your list of nominations post it publicly using your blog, Google+, etc and share the link to your nominations on the Edublogs Awards website. You don’t have to nominate someone for all the categories, if you prefer you can make nominations in just one or a few categories. I will be thinking about who I will nominate over the weekend and put them forward next week, as I said the hardest part is nominating just one person for each category.
The following are the 2011 award categories
- Best individual blog
- Best individual tweeter
- Best group blog
- Best new blog
- Best class blog
- Best student blog
- Best ed tech / resource sharing blog
- Most influential blog post
- Best twitter hashtag
- Best teacher blog
- Best librarian / library blog
- Best School Administrator blog
- 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
- Lifetime achievement.
Nominations are open until December 2nd so you have enough time to do some thinking and nominate your favourite blogs.