Your fellow #oklaed bloggers and I have been honored to be nominated (and actually make the cut as finalists!) in various categories of the 2014 Edublog Awards. Thank you to everyone who nominated us!
The Edublog Awards are a prestigious global contest established in 2004 to celebrate “the best of the web in education,” according to The Edublog Awards.
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.
Sites must be nominated (self-nominations do not make the cut to become finalists) during a period of time in November. Then judges vet each entry in order to produce a short list of finalists. Anyone can then vote for their favorite entries until 10:59 p.m. CST December 15.
Now, if you'd like to see an #oklaed blogger win in the following categories, it's time to vote!
Just click the thumbs up button on the entries below.
You'll need to sign in to Listly via one of your social media accounts, or setup an account on Listly to vote.
Here is a list of our awesome #oklaed bloggers and they categories in which they are finalists.
#oklaed bloggers to boost
Best Individual Blog
This blog is written by the Oklahoma Middle School Principal of the Year, and one of our fearless leaders, Rob Miller of Jenks Middle School. He has been keeping us informed, and providing insight and perspective into Oklahoma Education throughout the tenure of our current State Department of Education regime.
Best New Blog
Blue Cereal Education is a blog written by a Tulsa-area teacher and educational consultant.
Best Teacher Blog
Both Brett Dickerson and I have been nominated in this category. Vote for one, or vote for both. I'm going to be a lady though and put Mr. Dickerson's entry first.
Best Administrator Blog
Mr. Miller has been nominated twice! I suggest you vote for him again.
Most Influential Post
Mr. Miller is on a roll! Not only was he nominated in three categories, but he has two entries in this category.
Best Twitter Chat
Our #oklaed chat absolutely deserves to win. After all, I think we have made an impact on the status of public education in our state. Vote for us!
Claudia Swisher is a retired teacher from Norman High School. She has taught everything from elementary to college level classes, and has been encouraging students to read for almost 40 years. She is a fourth generation teacher in her family, and is using her retired status to keep us updated on educational politics, and she is a fearless in her representation of public education causes at the state capitol. She deserves our vote!
If there are any #oklaed bloggers I have missed, please let me know, and I'll vote for them, and add them to our list. Please share this post so we can support our #oklaed bloggers!
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my Master's of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students' voices and choices.