Wednesday 10 December 2014

Four members of staff from the School of Education have been successfully shortlisted for their blogs in five different categories in this year’s Edublog Awards.

A community based incentive, the Edublog Awards started in 2004 to promote and demonstrate the educational values of social media. It helps to create a fabulous resource for educators to use for ideas on how social media is used in different contexts, with a range of different learners.  The awards also enable individuals to discover sites they may not have seen.

The four finalists from the School of Education are:

​Richard Rose: Best Individual Blog
http://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/richardrosebangalore/

​Northampton Inspire: (nominated in two categories) Best Group blog / Best Ed Tech/Resource Sharing blog from the STEM to STEAM project team:
http://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/inspire/

Jean Edwards: Lifetime Achievement for her A Drawing a Day blog: http://jeandrawingaday.wordpress.com

Helen Caldwell: Lifetime Achievement for promoting student blogging and resource sharing: http://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/resourcebank/ .

Helen Caldwell, Senior Lecturer  in Teacher Education said: “Our use of the Edublogs tool has really taken off over the last couple of years as a way of producing media-rich communities of practice and we are particularly proud of our fantastic resource sharing blog with contributions from over 600 of our education students:https://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/resourcebank .”

You can vote for your favourite blog (or site) by visiting www.edublogawards.com

Voting closes at 11:59 on Monday 15 December.

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