Edublog awards 2009 … and the winner is..

The Edublog Awards have come and gone for another year! It was a great round-up with some wonderful results!I’m really excited by the results of the Best Library/ Librarian category.

–Winner: Never Ending Search
–First Runner Up: Bright Ideas
–Second Runner Up: Library Tech Musings

It was fantastic to see Joyce’s Never Ending Search win!  Joyce has been leading and inspiring teacher librarians in so many many ways. You’re streets ahead of us girl!! Also, congratulations to our Victorians at Bright Ideas … an information rich blog  provided by the School Library Association of Victoria.

Special thanks to all the kind people who sent a vote in my direction.  You were very generous 🙂

I was also thrilled to hear Karl Fisch win the Lifetime Award for 2009 – by a very strong margin. Fantastic Karl! Glad you made it to the Elluminate ceremony.

–Winner: Karl Fisch
–First Runner Up: Will Richardson
–Second Runner Up: Larry Ferlazzo

Congratulations and celebrations to all winners and participants.Thanks to the Edublogs team for making these connections for us again…another year ~ a myriad opportunities

The 2009 Edublog Awards: Voting

Time to vote in the 2009 Edublog Awards for your favourite bloggers, tweeple and online colleagues.

Congratulations to all those who were nominated. Now it’s your turn to read through the lists, maybe fine new resources and people to follow, and last but not least – cast your vote and make it count!

Thanks to Edublogs for making it fun and making it happen!

I’m very lucky and honoured to have three successful nominations again this year:

Best librarian / library blog
for this blog Heyjude: Learning in an Online World

Best educational use of a social networking service
for our collaborative space at Second Classroom (Dean and Judy)

Lifetime achievement
This is a major surprise – and while it’s an honour, there are way too many people deserving people in the queue before me 🙂

Best of luck everyone!

The 2009 Edublog Award Categories….

  1. Best individual blog
  2. Best individual tweeter
  3. Best group blog
  4. Best new blog
  5. Best class blog
  6. Best student blog
  7. Best resource sharing blog
  8. Most influential blog post
  9. Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet based discussion
  10. Best teacher blog
  11. Best librarian / library blog
  12. Best educational tech support blog
  13. Best elearning / corporate education blog
  14. Best educational use of audio
  15. Best educational use of video / visual
  16. Best educational wiki
  17. Best educational use of a social networking service
  18. Best educational use of a virtual world
  19. Lifetime achievement

Christmas Eddies

Not everyone knows, or even cares about the annual Edublogs Awards.

But there are enough of us around to make the annual Eddies a great way to find out about new blogs, catch up on old favorites, have discussions, consider the evolution of Web 2.0, encourage those who have got involved, have arguements with the ‘old timers’ …whatever it takes to make a fun competition. 

Thanks to the fantastic team who put on the awards this year:  Josie Fraser, Dave Cormier, James Farmer, and to my fabulous friend Jo kay who hosted the event ‘inworld’ at Jokaydia supported by the EdTechTalk crew who provided a web-based audio stream of the event.  I missed the event…being away in the country with no internet access. But I did catch up with some of the news via twitter and got a Christmas Eddie surprise all of my own!

I caught up with the Ustream later, and I loved Dave’s Top 10 Edtech News etc thingers of 2008.

Congrats to all. Congrats to those in the Best library/librarian award category – you are all sensational and certainly each of you are an inspiration to my work and my play online. 

Thank you to all those amazing blog readers who cast a vote to support Heyjude.   You guys really rock!  because you gave me a super fun Christmas Eddie Pressie!

Thank you to James and Edublogs!  I WILL be making contact to get into using Edublogs Campus – a great prize, and just the right time for our small efforts at innovation at Joeys. I believe every school needs an Edublogs Campus…so I’m looking forward to our explorations in 2009. 

Virtual hugs to you all! 

Make sure you visit the other inspirational Library bloggers:

Lorcan Dempsey’s weblog
UoL Library Blog
Paul Walk’s weblog
Hey Jude
Joyce Valenza
Blue Skunk Blog

And the Edublog Winners for 2008  in all categorys are:

1. Best individual blog – The English Blog

2. Best group blog – SCC English

3. Best new blog – Angela Maiers

4. Best resource sharing blog  – Free Technology for Teachers

5. Most influential blog post – Order for Closure

6. Best teacher blog – The Cool Cat Teacher

7Best librarian / library blog – Hey Jude

8. Best educational tech support blog – Teachers love Smartboards

9. Best elearning / corporate education blog – eLearning Technology

10. Best educational use of audio – Ed Tech Talk

11. Best educational use of video / visual- Steve Spangler blog

12. Best educational wiki- Flat Classroom Project 2008

13. Best educational use of a social networking service- Classroom 2.0

14. Best educational use of a virtual world- Discovery Education Second Life

15. Best class blog- Extreme Biology

16. Lifetime achievement- David Warlick

Outstanding edublog awards

I want to thank the amazing folks who have nominated this blog for the annual Eddies awards – The 2008 Edublog Awards. It’s an honour to be nominated, and to be able to ‘wear’ the badge proudly for the 2008 nominations.

There are many many people who do a tremendous job sharing information and knowledge via their personal or group blogs.

We are all richer for this sharing. Thank you for the nomination!!

Now its time for all good friends in the blogosphere to visit the extensive list of fabulous nominations in a wide range of categories to expand your RSS reads, and cast your votes for your favourite.

Check out the excellent nominations in the category Best Library/Librarian blog and cast your vote! I’m honoured to be included alongside:

Lorcan Dempsey’s weblog
UoL Library Blog
Paul Walk’s weblog
Hey Jude
Joyce Valenza
Blue Skunk Blog

The 2008 Edublog Awards!

My Nominations for The 2008 Edublog Awards are:

1. Best individual blog : Teaching and Learning Design – Dean Groom

2. Best group blog: Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0

3. Best new blog: And Another Thing – Sue Tapp

4. Best resource sharing blog: CogDogBlog – Alan Levine

5. Most influential blog post: The future of online learning – 10 years on – Stephen Downes

6. Best teacher blog: Cool Cat Teacher – Vicki Davies

7. Best librarian / library blog: Tame the Web – Michael Stephens

8. Best educational tech support blog: Mobile Technology in TAFE – Sue Waters

9. Best elearning / corporate education blog: Jane’s E-learning Pick of the Day – Jane Hart

10. Best educational use of audio: Audio Recorder

11. Best educational use of video / visual: The New Media Literacies

12. Best educational wiki: Web 2.0 Cool Tools for Schools – Lenva Shearing

13. Best educational use of a social networking service: Horizon Project 2008

14. Best educational use of a virtual world: Skoolaborate

International Edublog Awards 2007 Finalists

This year we see another fabulous line-up in the annual Edublog Awards.

I am genuinely amazed and proud to find this blog nominated for Best Librarian blog – special thanks to those who considered Heyjude worthwhile for the honour!!

The wonderful thing about the annual Edublog Awards is the opportunity to share our finds, celebrate our work, and discover the wonderful new people who have joined us in the world of blogs and wikis.

As my super online friend (and multiple nominee) Sue Waters said

While it is really nice to be nominated we need to remember the best aspects of the awards is it creates a fabulous resource for educators to use for ideas on how social software is used in different contexts, with a range of different learners; which means we are introduced to new sites that we might not have found if not for the awards process.

Please take the time to visit the web sites of the Edublogs Award Finalists, explore the resources, do some voting, and perhaps add some excellent educational blogs to your feed reader.

It’s great to see Best Library/Librarian listed amongst the award categories. In schools we work hard to promote the role that Teacher Librarians/Librarians/Media Specialists have to play in 21st century learning. Our work is vital (critical even!) yet not always acknowledged for being central in each of our student’s lives.

I’m a teacher and I’m a librarian. That’s special – and what makes Heyjude special for me is that I know that the audience is strongly drawn from teachers and librarians alike – all interested in 21st century learning issues. Teacher Librarians are very special people 🙂 and we all have to work hard together to makes sure that we keep good school libraries in our Australian schools.

If you are keen to help the promotion efforts, take a visit to The Hub – the campaign blog for quality school libraries in Australia!

The best Award innovation this year?

The winners will be announced at the Award ceremony which will be held in Second Life on Saturday December 8. Cool!

Congratulations to all the nominees !!!!! It’s a stunning lineup of great people.

Happy voting – and thanks to all the work by James Farmer and Josie Fraser behind the scenes. 🙂

Photo: Special
  • Edublog Awards

    Welcome to the Eddies!  The “Eddie” awards are in their fourth year, and they are now accepting nominations for 2007 in a variety of educational blog and related categories–including social networking! So this is a good time to nominate someone (or yourself!) in a category.

    Nominations are open until the 21st of November, and then there will be a voting period. The Edublog Awards 2006 Winners were a good bunch. Now it’s time to see how things go in 2007!  Voting is part of the fun each year of celebrating just how far we have come together in the Blogosphere.

    The nomination site is

    Steve Hargadon has also started a forum thread in Classroom 2.0 for those who want to talk about their favorite sites while all of this is going on.

    Go on, give it a go! Subscribe to the news feed or email notification to stay in touch.