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Updated by Shelly Sanchez Terrell on Feb 13, 2016
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Eddies 2013 Nominations

My 2013 Edublog Awards


Best Web Tool! Buncee - Your Creation and Presentation tool Simplified

Buncee is such an amazing free tool with the ability to draw, add audio, add SoundCloud podcasts, add videos, stickers, text, and so much more on a blank canvas. You can flip your classroom or have your learners make incredible comics or presentations. It's embeddable & has a free IOS app.

Group Blog: TeacherCast Blog

Organized by my good friend, Jeff Bradbury. Edudaddy to Edutriplets! Find great posts by members of our PLN!

New Blog: Wendell the World's Worst Wizard

That's my friend Charles to the left. He's a zombie. The first time I met a real life zombie (and "real life" might sound strange for a name given to the walking dead) I was terrified. So was he. Here's the story: Without much thought, I wander into the zombie-guarded catacombs.

Best Twitterer- @duncanbilingual

Jake Duncan is a 6th grade teacher in TX with 170+ kids. He constantly tweets the latest apps, edtech news, and great webtools before anyone else I know. He post these great finds on Twitter and GPlus, where he is definitely in the top 5 most followed educators. Jake has introduced me to a ton of great new teachers on Twitter as well. He stays so much behind the scenes even though he knows so much.

Lifetime Achievement: Peggy George (pgeorge) on Twitter

Peggy is behind the scenes for many free professional development projects for teachers including open online conferences, RSCON, Classroom 20 Live Webinars, K12 Conference, ISTE, and more! She is also one of the kindest individuals I know and shares her knowledge daily! Additionally, she is a retired elementary principal, university teacher educator, Classroom 2.0 LIVE co-host, DEN STAR, tech geek, grandma. Phoenix, AZ

Most influential blog post of the year: And I Walk Away, or How I Finally Decided to Quit Teaching

"Teaching is a high pressure and stress filled profession, Justin. Lots of people just aren't cut out for it." My principal's words were salt in an open wound. They cut deep. And they hurt. They hurt because I knew he was right. The after school conversation was not what I had hoped.
I cried when I read this post!

Favorite Mobile App- Voxer

Voxer is a live messaging system, with text, photo and location that works across iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 smartphones.

Best Individual Blog- Learning with 'e's by Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler's blog is full of wisdom and great examples of how tech should be used. I find so much insight in every post.

Best Use of Social Network- The 30 Goals Challenge Community

The 30 Goals for Educators is my project but this year we added a Facebook community and the members are incredible. Nearly 500 teachers are posting their reflections, suggesting goals, supporting each other daily. They are from around the world. I want to thank them for all they do. They inspire me daily!

Best Hashtag- #Edchat

#Edchat which was created by Tom Whitby, Steven Anderson, and I four years ago, is still full of incredible resources and great people gather every Tuesday to share inspiration, ideas, and resources.

Best educational use of a social network- 2013 Reform Symposium E-Conference (RSCON)

#RSCON4 Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) an online global event highlighting "wow" moments in teaching and learning. RSC...

Fav Teacher Blog- Mrs. Wideen's Blog

Mrs. Wideen posts so many incredible ways she uses technology and iPads with her first graders! Love it!

Best Resource Sharing Site- Cybraryman

Jerry Blumengarten has a page of great resources for any tool, app, instructional practice, and idea you can think of! @Cybraryman1

Best Class Blog: The Living Textbook

A project of the Asian American Journalists Association- Middle school students from Michigan and Beirut writing thought-provoking articles. Mentored by journalists.

Best open PD- Free TESOL EVO 5 Week Open Online Sessions

Every year for over 5 years, teachers from around the world gather in January to offer free 5 week courses to anyone. There are many topics from gamification to drama. One of the 1st precedents to modern day MOOCs. A Project of TESOL's The Electronic Village Online CALL Interest Section What is the EVO? EVO is a set of online discussions and workshops that takes place every year from mid-January to mid-February. Sessions include a range from simple discussions to virtual hands-on workshops.

Librarian Site- The Daring Librarian

Gwyneth Jones posts incredible stuff and with great visuals

Student Blog- Project Yesu

13 year-old Mallory Fundora runs this organization that raises money for kids and women in Uganda for supplies and to give them an education. She also has been visiting the kids she helps for 2 years.

Edtech Blog- Life Feast by Ana Maria Menezes

Interested in flipping your class? If so, you'll probably need some tools to make the videos you intend to share with your student...

Administrator Blog- TEFL Matters by Marisa Constantinides

Marisa Constantinides is the head of CELT Athens, a school and teacher training facility in Athens, Greece. She provides free quality English classes to refugees. Her blog is full of great resources. She was my CELTA trainer. I learn lots from her. I also would have nominated Chris Wejr but will respect his wishes not to include him in awards.

Podcast Edu All-Stars

Interviews with some great members of our PLN and even Sec of State Arne Duncan. They have great moderators including, Todd Nesloney, Stacey Huffine, and Chris Kesler

Video Media- Classroom 2.0 by Steve Hargadon

Steve Hargadon helps organize various podcasts, webinars, and Massive Open Online Conferences. He has 100s of these archived and available for free. Best PD out there! Classroom 2.0 LIVE!

  • Shelly Sanchez Terrell is the author of, Learning to Go, and The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers. She has supported teachers and learners in 100+ countries F2F and virtually t...

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