This is a fantastic reflective exercise for me!
I had even more fun picking my favorites this year than last.
I hope you find new people on this list who will inspire you, as they have inspired me.
Best individual blog - One of the EdCamp Movement's founders, Kristen Swanson, is in my exclusive Google+ MVP circle. Her Teachers as Technology Trailblazers blog is a must-read.
Best group blog - I agree with Larry Ferlazzo's nomination of MiddleWeb. I don't subscribe to very many email newsletters, and I really look forward to receiving SmartBrief, MiddleWeb's thrice-weekly email.
Best new blog - The Learning Pond. A new interesting voice to learn from: Grant Lichtman, who started this blog in March of 2012. Thanks to +Sean Wilson for the lead. I'm not sure if I can nominate two. If so, I would also include Jennifer Magiera's Teaching Toward Tomorrow, which is equally as good.
Best class blog - Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog (again). Her students are so lucky to have her.
Best ed tech / resource sharing blog - Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners. +Susan Oxnevad offers an array of visual resources, with an emphasis on Google tools. Her Google Docs for Learning Glog is pretty awesome.
Best library / librarian blog - Neverending Search. Consistently forward-looking and solidly grounded in best practices, Joyce Valenza fires me up to try new things.
Best administrator blog - Dr. Doug Green blogs every day. Here's his twitter description: "Bite-Sized Self-Development Resources for Educators and Parents/Book Summaries/Net Nuggets."
Best individual tweeter - I joined Twitter in 2010 just to follow @joycevalenza. Her tweets are jam-packed with resources and idea for all educators. She's still my #1 MVP.
Best free web tool - Google+ Hangouts. Transformative for me. You can get a good idea about how hangouts are beginning to change education at eduhangout.org.
Best educational use of audio / video / visual / podcast - EdReach hands-down. Over two dozen channels covering a variety of topics. And they have the neatest hangouts.
Best of luck to all of the nominees!
Here are a few other nomination lists to check out:
(I will add to this list up to the Dec. 1 deadline)
Update 11/28/13: +Sue Waters of Edublogs created a Flipboard magazine that will contain all of the nomination blog posts. http://flip.it/ozYJS. Great idea!