Monday, November 26, 2012

The Edublog Award Nominations

Hi All,

I know this is not my typical style for a post, but as most of you know, I am a special educator. Even though I've been in the field part-time the past seven years, I still make time to keep up with the recent strategies and techniques being used in classrooms across the country. Some of the easiest ways for me to do that is by reading blogs and listening to podcasts full of recommended resources and current practices.

The resources you are going to find below are not only great for educators and students, but also for parents. You can find out more information about how to participate over at The Edublog Awards.

Best educational use of audio / video / visual / podcast-
 
A.T.TIPSCAST
by Chris Bugaj creates a podcast that shares practical technology tips while entertaining his audience. Each of his well produced episodes include current strategies that are being used in the educational field. Chris focuses on finding strategies and resources that are free or commonly found.

Best Individual Blog -

Teaching All Students by Patrick Black – (www.teachingall.blogspot.com) – This is a blog that is full of ideas that can be implemented  in a classroom immediately, multiple resources, and practical solutions for making instruction accessible to every student. Patrick's passion for enhancing learning for his students is apparent in each post.

Best Teacher Blog -

Speech Techie by Sean Sweeney - (www.speechtechie.com) -  This blog focuses on the topic of using technology in the practice of speech-language pathology. Winner of the 2010 Best New Blog Edublog,  Sean shares strategies that are useful for every educator.

Best Mobile App -

Flying Books App (Free – Flying Books App This free storybook app provides users with a unique reading experience. The Flying Books app provides users with the ability to listen to text read aloud. There's an opportunity to record narration of the story which results in an increase in reading abilities of the user. You won’t find random, unnecessary interactive components that distract students from the story in the Flying Books app. Although the books in the library require a purchase, the app also allows students to create their own book, complete with full audio recordings, for free.  It is a great way to practice re-telling of a narrative and/or reading fluency.



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