The 2011 Eddies are Open for Nominations

It’s that time of year again, when education bloggers start wringing their hands in anxiety over whether, this year, they will be nominated for an Eddie.

The Eddies are the highest accolade that an education blogger can achieve. They’re like the Oscars, only better, because no one has to actually meet anyone and they are all done virtually. And we’re the type of people who like to do things from behind screens, right?

The Eddies are run by our sister, Edublogs, one of the most successful WordPress Multisite installs on the planet.

From the website:

The Edublog Awards is a community based incentive started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational institutions were blocking access of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes.  The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media.  The best aspects include that it creates a fabulous resource for educators to use for ideas on how social media is used in different contexts, with a range of different learners while creating an invaluable resource of the best-of-the-best on the web!

Anyone in the world can get involved with the Eddie, by nominating their favourite education blogger. Here’s how:

  • Write a post with your nominations for each category on your own blog
  • Sent the link with your nominations using this form

Here are the categories:

  • Best individual blog
  • Best individual tweeter
  • Best group blog
  • Best new blog
  • Best class blog
  • Best student blog
  • Best ed tech / resource sharing blog
  • Most influential blog post
  • Best twitter hashtag
  • Best teacher blog
  • Best librarian / library blog
  • Best School Administrator blog
  • Best free web tool
  • Best educational use of audio / video / visual / podcast
  • Best educational wiki
  • Best open PD / unconference / webinar series
  • Best educational use of a social network
  • Lifetime achievement

Know an awesome education blogger or tweeter? Give them some recognition by nominating them for an eddie!

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