2008 Edublog Award Nominations Blogging & Technology by Joel Wagner - November 11, 2008July 1, 20104 Nominations are open for the 2008 Edublog Awards. This is an opportunity to recognize outstanding Edubloggers for all of their hard work and service to the Edublogging community. Since Thanksgiving is the time for sharing, I thought I’d nominate a few outstanding blogs here. It’s hard to narrow it down, but these are the ones that came to mind now. Ask me again in an hour and they might all change… Best individual blog – Creating Lifelong Learners (Matthew Needleman) Best group blog –Teacher Magazine Blogboard Best resource sharing blog – Successful Teaching (Pat) Most influential blog post – Cell phone cameras in the K-12 classroom: Punishable offenses or student-citizen journalism? (Dangerously Irrelevant) Best teacher blog – Learn Me Good (John Pearson) There are 14 categories, but I chose these five. Which blogs would you nominate? Check out the site, blog about it, and nominate them! On an unrelated note, I have recently started my own personal (non-educational) blog. Feel free to contact me if you are genuinely interested in reading it. :) Joel WagnerJoel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.