I am so proud of our #oklaed blogging crew and honored to be a part of it! Several of us have been nominated for this year's Edublog Awards, and have made the cut to the finalists list, including yours truly.
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 16.
Now, if you’d like to see an #oklaed blogger win in the following categories, it’s time to vote!
Just click the button below and select the entries from the drop down list in each category. You may vote in as many categories as you'd like once per day.
You can also return to the the finalists announcement for more information on how to vote and how finalists were selected.
Here is a list of our awesome #oklaed bloggers and they categories in which they are finalists.
#oklaed bloggers to boost
Best New Blog
Mindy Dennison is a music teacher who has taken the #Oklaed blogosphere by storm this year.
Best Ed Tech/Resource Sharing
Our #ELAOK fearless leader Josh Flores started this website to help secondary English teachers stay informed and collaborate with one another.
This is me! I started this blog three years ago to share my teaching journey and resources with my fellow English teachers.
Best Teacher Blog
Jenn is an 11th grade AP English teacher whose goal is to advocate for education, which she often does with a side of well-placed sarcasm and wit.
Me again! It is my goal to encourage and support new English teachers, and share the wisdom of our veterans as we work to engage and educate our middle and high school students.
Best Administrator Blog
Mid-Del Superintendent Rick Cobb commented on education realities and politics anonymously for almost three years before revealing his identity in January of this year.
Rob Miller, now Assistant Superintendent at Sand Springs, has fearlessly lead the charge of #oklaed bloggers since 2013.
Best Individual Blog
He began as an anonymous blogger who spoke truth to those in power, and today continues to serve as a much-needed advocate for Oklahoma public education.
If you're a finalist, go grab your Edublog Awards Finalist category badge(s), and link it to the page where your fans can vote for you!
Note: 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!
Before you leave this page: Go vote!
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.