It’s that time of year again. It’s time for us to nominate some of our favorite blogs for the 2012 Edublog Awards!

Through our blog, we’ve been able to connect with so many other amazing classes from around the world. We wanted to take the time to recognize some of the ones that we think deserve some accolades for all the incredible things that they share!

 

Kathleen Morris does such an incredible job of sharing ways to safely incorporate technology into the classroom. She shares her invaluable blogging expertise that she’s gained through her incredibly successful class blog that she shares with Kelly Jordan. Her blog is a must read for anyone looking to find new ways to bring technology into the classroom.

Best Class Blog – Mr. Salsich’s Class Blog



Mr. Salsich’s class has been one that we’ve worked with many times over the past couple of years. Every single time, his third graders have amazed us with their hard work, creativity, and knowledge. We’ve grown very found of their class mascots and great videos that they always share with us. We’re certainly more than happy to nominate them for best class blog!

Best Student Blog – Georgia’s Gorgeous Blog



Georgia is a student in 4KM. One of our favorite parts of her blog is the Mystery Person that she has. She puts together a series of blog posts with each one providing different clues about who this person is. She allows people to comment to try and guess who it is. Eventually, once somebody guesses correctly, she shares who the Mystery Person was. It’s a great way to get conversations going with others!

Best Library/Librarian Blog – Bulldog Readers Blog



You just don’t win a trip to Prague for nothing. There’s definitely a reason that Mrs. Hembree and her book trailers will be heading there shortly. You can check out all of the amazing work that she does introducing students to different stories through her book trailers and other fantastic posts on the Bulldog Reader Blog! It’s one that is definitely worthy of reading over and over again.

Best Free Web Tool – LearnZillion



LearnZillion is an amazing new tool that has Common Core aligned videos created by educators. Each video comes complete with guided practice questions, a quick assessment, commentary from the video creator, and a downloadable PowerPoint. It’s definitely an amazing place to go to create personalized instruction for students!

Lifetime Achievement Award – Julie Hembree



As I write this post, Julie Hembree is in Prague to share as part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum. Her work in getting children involved in reading and sharing through her Kids Lit Movies project is absolutely inspiring. In a world that is turning digital, Julie has created a blog that will turn students back to something that will never fade, a good book. It’s an honor to be able to nominated Julie for a Lifetime Achievement Award.



Now it’s your turn. Make sure to nominate your favorite blogs for this year’s award. We’ll let you know once all of the nominees have been announced and when the award ceremony is! Until then, keep blogging!

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