Monday, 21 December 2015

The yearly Edublogs Awards - a recap. of the 2015 winners

If you are a blogger you'll know about the annual Edublogs Awards. The Edublog Awards started in 2004. They promote and demonstrate the educational value of social media such as the use of blogs and Twitter for educational purposes.  These awards take place in November/December yearly in three stages.
  • First there is the Nominations stage.
  • This is followed by the Voting stage.
  • Finally the winners are announced. 

I always love looking through the winning blogs as they are great resource blogs to bookmark and refer to throughout the ensuing year. This year I was surprised to notice that they were mostly blogs I hadn't visited before. Ronnie Burt from Edublogs has a post that shows the categories of the competition and announces the five winners in each section. His post can be accessed here. I am adding the winners below for easier reference.

Best Individual Blog
  1. edutech4teachers.edublogs.org
  2. okeducationtruths.wordpress.com
  3. teachingbattleground.wordpress.com
  4. theeduflaneuse.wordpress.com
  5. backyardlearning.wordpress.com
Best New Blog
  1. thisteachersings.wordpress.com
  2. backyardlearning.wordpress.com
  3. bligonsbest.blogspot.com
  4. trialsoftrailblazing.edublogs.org
  5. mrhistoire.com
Best Group Blog
  1. twowritingteachers.wordpress.com
  2. aussieed.com
  3. cougarnewsblog.com
  4. shirleys6th.edublogs.org
  5. labourteachers.org.uk
Best Class Blog
  1. 3hcrew.edublogs.org
  2. blog.elanco.org/ageimanla
  3. cougarnewsblog.com
  4. curiouslycollaborative.blogspot.com
  5. mrsjalland.primaryblogger.co.uk
Best Student Blo
  1. simplyaubree.edublogs.org
  2. ethancaba14.edublogs.org
  3. 6jacquelineg.edublogs.org
  4. blog.elanco.org/covertcjv
  5. blog.elanco.org/forre5yz

Best EdTech/Resource Blog
  1. edutech4teachers.edublogs.org
  2. mrswatersenglish.com
  3. literacyshed.com
  4. thetechspecblog.blogspot.com
  5. edutopia.org
Best Teacher Blog
  1. edutech4teachers.edublogs.org
  2. mrswatersenglish.com
  3. mathcoachscorner.com
  4. globallyconnectedlearning.net/marisag
  5. pernillesripp.com
Best Library Blog
  1. jrelibrary.edublogs.org
  2. thedaringlibrarian.com
  3. bellbulldogreaders.edublogs.org
  4. fielderlibrary.edublogs.org
  5. cabraseniorlibrary.wordpress.com
Best Administrator Blog
  1. okeducationtruths.wordpress.com
  2. viewfromtheedge.net
  3. headguruteacher.com
  4. georgecouros.ca
  5. jcastelhanothisandthat.blogspot.com
Most Influential Post
  1. Curmudgucation – Stop “Defending” Music
  2. Connected Principals – 8 Things To Look For in Today’s Classroom
  3. Crawling Out of the Classroom – What Being Gay Has Taught Me About White Privilege
  4. The Adventures of Library Girl – Learning To Read Alone Is Not Enough
  5. User Generated Education – Educators as Lead Learners
Best Tweeter
  1. ZeinaChalich
  2. alicekeeler
  3. oldandrewuk\
  4. dayankee
  5. coolcatteacher
If you currently don't keep a classroom blog why not consider if during 2016? You'll find that it is a rich experience for both you and your students. 

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