EduBloggers awards – SchoolBlogs

The inaugural EduBlog WebBlog awards are currently being held online. You can go online and vote for one of the nominated blogs in each of the following categories:
* Best Individual Blog
* Best overall group blog
* Best resource sharing blog
* Best Research Based Blog
* Best blogged paper(s)
* Best designed & most beautiful blog
* Best technology meets pedagogy blog
* Best use of weblogs within teaching and learning
* Best Newcomer (2004)
* Best Librarian Blog
Voting closes on Friday 10 December!

Even if you’re not inclined to vote, this site is well worth a look to see what sorts of Educationaly oriented blogs there are out there. I came across a number I hadn’t heard of, and have added them to my RSS aggregator (NetNewsWire Lite in my case) to keep up with what is being posted on them.

One of the sites I came across is called SchoolBlogs , a Manilla-based blogging environment that is created for school-level users.
SchoolBlogs was set up by Peter Ford, a former teacher at the British School of Amsterdam, and Adam Curry, ex MTV-vj and co-founder of the United Resources of Jamby. The aim is to make available the potential of weblogs to the educational world. To that end, anyone involved in education can create and maintain an individual SchoolBlog here free of charge. The process is simple, taking a matter of seconds to create an online writing space with its own ‘look and feel’.
(NB SchoolBlogs is having problems with its ISP at the moment, so you might find it a bit slow to download – but if you’re looking for a place to set up a project-based blog for your class this could be for you!)

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