December 14, 2014

BESTS I'm Voting For (and Recommend) for the 2014 Edublog Awards, the #eddies


As Joyce Valenza mentions in her article Edublogs (discovery) time! the Edublog Award lists are a great place to


"scout for, shop for, or discover inspirational voices."

Here are some of my favorites:

Best group blog

Yollis' 365 Blog. A beautiful photo-filled, inspiring, crowd-sourced blog using Blogger's Flipcard design. Genius! And +Linda Yollis is so dedicated!

Best ed tech / resource sharing blog

Free Technology for Teachers. Solid information I can count on. Yes, it's in my Must Read category of my Feedly reader.


Shake Up Learning. So many good tips! Notifications are ON in G+ for +Kasey Bell's stream of goodness. The woman does not sleep, I know. :)

Best twitter hashtag or twitter chat


I voted for #edchatHi, of course! Our little group of Hawaii educators ROCKS! Please consider #edchatHI for your vote.


Best class blog

Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog. Am I fan of Linda and her work? Most definitely!

Best free web tool


Luckily, I didn't have to choose just one in a category, because I went kind of wild here.


I voted for: Padlet, Pinterest, Canva, Google for Education, Dropbox, and Commonsense Media. I adore and use them all!

Here's another category where I went loopy with the button-clicking. I want to celebrate and support all of these people for their stellar work and dedication over the years.



So there you have it, my favorites!


Check out ALL of the categories and nominees:


The deadline for voting is December 15, but you'll have lots of time to follow, learn, and be inspired. :)


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P. S. Yes, I did indeed vote in the Library/Librarian blog category, but I am refraining from publicly mentioning my choices in this blog. There are so many brilliant voices in the category (Librarians ROCK) -- I would vote for ALL of them if it didn't cancel out my votes. Check them out and vote
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