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Edublog Award Nominations 2013


No, we are not talking about Thanksgiving! Thanks should be given every day throughout the year! We are talking about the Edublog Awards. The purpose of the Edublog Awards is to promote and demonstrate the educational value of social media. We wanted to share this information with you because it is a great way to learn about Top Blogs!

Chris Bugaj was our first guest blogger, with amazing resources for professional development. If you haven’t read his posting, check it out here: "Spreading the Virus - Professional Development So Easy, a Zombie Could Do It". Chris was the winner of the Edublog Award for the Best Podcast for Educators and Teachers in 2012 for his A.T.Tipscast blog at http://attipscast.com.

Chris recently posted his nominations for the 2013 Edublog Awards at http://attipscast.com. We would like to thank Chris for including the Microsoft Partners in Learning Hot Topics Accessibility Blog in his nominations for Best Group Blog! We also would like to share our support and nominate the following for this year’s competition:

Best Individual Blog

Teaching All Students by Patrick Black - www.teachingall.blogspot.com

Best Teacher Blog

Speech Techie by Sean Sweeney - http://www.speechtechie.com

Best New Blog

Heck Awesome by Carrie Baughcum - http://carriebaughcum.com

Best Educational Use of Audio / Video / Visual / Podcast

A.T.Tipscast by Chris Bugaj - http://attipscast.com Although he was last year's winner for the Best Educational Blog, we think he has held the bar high and deserves it again this year! You have to check out his latest posting on Tech Tools for students with Autism!

Best Educational Wiki

The UDLTechToolKit by Karen Janowski & Joyce Kazman Valenza - http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com

Best Open PD, Unconference, or Webinar Series

VSTELive! Webinar Series - http://www.vste.org/index/learn/webinar

Best Twitter Hashtag


Best Free Web Tool

Read&Write for Google by Texthelp - http://www.texthelp.com/north-america/readwriteforgoogle

Best Mobile App

ATEval2Go by Chris Bugaj and Smarty Ears Apps - http://smartyearsapps.com/service/ateval2go Streamlines the assistive technology (AT) evaluation process. One of a kind! A must for busy AT specialists who conduct AT evaluations on a daily weekly basis.

The nominations above do not guarantee that these nominees will be officially nominated. If you agree with Chris's nomination of Best Group Blog – Microsoft Partners in Learning Network Hot Topics Accessibility Blog http://www.pil-network.com/HotTopics/accessibility and the other nominations listed above, then please take action! All you have to do is write a blog post of your own featuring these terrific resources. Good Luck to everyone!

Find out more information about how to participate at The Edublog Awards http://edublogawards.com.

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