EduBlog Awards 2010 Nominations

The 2010 Edublog Awards – Nominations Open!
Nominations: Close Friday 3 December!
  • Voting: Ends Tuesday 14 December!
  • Award Ceremony: Wednesday 15 December!

  • The EduBlogger award nomination process is a wonderful opportunity Pay it Forward by recognizing those in our PLN for their hard work and generosity. Thank you all! (and I wish I could name more than one on several of these categories! Gah!)

    My Nominations:
    Best individual blog: Shelly Terrell, Teacher Reeboot Camp
    Always cutting edge, compassionate, and savvy - Shelley Terrel is a true web wonder!

    Best individual tweeter: Shannon Miller
    Shannon Miller has a zest for the new, the challenging, and is a true change agent in her school, district, & community! She also is one of Cengage/Gale and SLJ's 5 national new library leaders program!
    (me, too! YAY!)

    Best new blog: Sara Kelley-Mudie - K-M The Librarian
    Honest, fearless, and willing to share both triumphs and failures on her new blog, Sara Kelley-Mudie is an inspiration! She's also been named one of AASL's Emerging New Leaders Program! And she's funny.

    Best Resource sharing blog: Richard Byrne - Free Technology for Teachers - Always a great source for new information & resources!

    Most influential blog post: Danah Boyd - "Bullying" Has Little Resonance with Teenagers Danah writes with such insight and passion - and this topic is very important to me - she always makes me think!

    Best teacher blog: John T. Spencer - Spencer's Scratchpad - Candid, creative, and curious - Mr. Spencer shares his triumphs and failures with us all.

    Best librarian / library blog: Buffy J. Hamilton - The Unquiet Librarian Buffy is a cutting edge librarian and a fearless change agent...through her we learn so much and can implement innovations within our library practice.

    Best school administrator blog: Doug Johnson - Blue Skunk Blog
    Doug is a great administrator, leader, and blogger. I was torn to put this under lifetime achievement but the fact that Doug is an admin position in a real school district shows just how amazing it is to have his thoughts, beliefs, and advocacy on our side! Go Doug! He's also a super nice, down to earth, and funny guy.

    Best educational tech support blog: Larry Ferlazzo - Generous and super nice (he actually DM's thank you for RT's & mentions!), Larry is an amazing educator who shares without hesitation and with great finesse! I find his "Best of" lists always useful & spot on!
    (photo from Education World)

    Best elearning / corporate education blog: Adam Bellow - EduTecher - Cool, charitable, savvy, and smart this blog is clean and simple to use chock full of great stuff - and no ads or hard sell!

    Best educational use of video / visual - Robert Ahdoot - YAY Math! - I blogged about this site last week...amazingly approachable Math videos that make learning FUN!

    Best educational wiki - Joyce Valenza/New Tools Workshop -What can I say? This wiki - and many of of Joyce's wikis, are chock full of amazing information!

    Best educational webinar series -The TL Virtual Cafe - I admit to being a little biased as I help out with this venture, but this is an amazing virtual place brings FREE professional development every month with some of the most amazing guests into your living room!

    Best use of a PLN - Alec Couros/@courosa - He's cool.

    Best educational use of a social network: Joquetta Johnson - The Digital Diva- Energetic and exciting - Joquetta brings it all together from blogs, tweets, nings, to amazingly inspirational sessions and presentations that make you want to jump up and drink whatever koolaid she's serving. Yeah, she's that good.
    Best educational use of a virtual world: ISTE- SIGMS 21st Century Playground in Second Life - Talented builder Linda Dougherty (aka Eleanor Anderton- SL) created a Victorian virtual playground in second life for ISTE10 that was detailed, informative, and beautiful. She even created a collectors ISTE-SIGMS garden clock as a giveaway!. It was also just really cool..(full disclosure, I helped a little with this but the main builder was Linda)

    Best use of a PLN: Diane Cordell - Journeys and Twitter dmcordell and Flickr - Diane Cordell brings us all together...she's a creative & talented PLN building force of nature!

    Lifetime achievement: Joyce Valenza - The NeverEnding Search Blog - If I was on a desert island and could only read one blog to learn about the latest thought, tools, & resources in the Ed Tech Landscape (and NOT JUST LIBRARIES!) Joyce Valenza's NeverEnding Search blog would be it!

    How do I Do it? Pay it Forward!

    Click the Edublogger Logos above for more information & the official site:

    Step 1: Write a post on your blog linking to:

    You can nominate:

    1. For as many categories as you like,
    2. But only one nomination per category,
    3. A blog (or site) for more than one category
    4. Any blog or site you like but not your own blogs (sites) :)

    Step 2: Email the link to your nomination post

    Use the form below to contact us, please include a genuine email address (spam free, just in case we need to confirm identity) and the link to your nominations post.

    Thank you all the wonderful educators who take the time to share, retweet, recognize, and revolutionize our world of learning practice! Without you, the change agent, we would not be inspired to carry on, create, collaborate, and to connect with each other. YAY you!

    Last year I was incredibly gobsmacked & flattered when Shelley Terrell (Shelly Terrell: Global Netweaver, Curator, PLN Builder By Howard Rheingold ) nominated me for an EduBlog award. (whatthewhat!?!) Since then, my PLN has grown even larger and more vibrant as I've met & connected (virtually & F2F) with so many wonderful educators (like you!) who have likewise enriched my practice! I'm still black and blue from pinching myself over the great things that have happened in the last year - and blogging, Twitter, graphic design, & wikibuilding have given me a greater passion to SHARE! Share! and Share some more!

    And of course, I would be more than happy to be nominated in one or two categories myself if you feel that the Daring Librarian blog, the Daring MHMS School Library blog or my Tweets have added value to the development of education practice :) . Thank you!


    1. Thank you Gwyneth! I love the company - virtual and real life - that I keep.

    2. Gwyneth,

      What a great group of nominations. I'm honored to be included! Thanks.


    3. Dear Captain Red(aka Gwyneth)
      Thank you for the lovely nomination for the ISTE SIGMS build in Second Life. Lisa Perez and you gave me the opportunity to indulge in creativity & fun-a great way to end the school year!

    4. Dear Captain Red(aka Gwyneth)
      Thank you for the lovely nomination for the ISTE SIGMS build in Second Life. It was great to collaborate with Lisa Perez and you for this creative & fun project. See you in February!

    5. Thanks so much for the nomination! Love the way you post! It's so eclectic and visual as well as interesting! You got my nomination too and I made it just in time :-)

    6. WOW thank you everyone! I'm so honored to have you all in my PLN!
      Diane, There is no Geek Tribe without you, twinnie!
      Larry, you're a gent...a brilliant, gent!
      Linda, (dear Eleanor) I may have thrown a few pieces of furniture around but YOU are a master virtual Second Life builder!
      Shelly, your support and encouragement has been pivotal to my career...Thank you!


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