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And the winners of the 2006 international Edublog Awards are…

And the Winners of the 2006 Edublog Awards are:

Best Audio and/or Visual Blog:

absolutely intercultural!
Anne Fox (Denmark), Laurent Borgmann (Germany)

Best Group Blog:

Polar Science 2006
YES I Can! Science team, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Diane Hammond, Susan Stiff, and Dr. Tom Stiff (Canada)

Best Individual Blog:

Christopher D. Sessums :: Blog
Christopher D. Sessums (USA)

Most Influential Post, Resource or Presentation:

K12 Online Conference 2006
Darren Kuropatwa (Canada), Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (USA),  Wes Fryer (USA)

Best Library/ Librarian Blog:

Hey Jude
Judy O’Connell (Australia)

Best Newcomer: (joint winners)

Ed Tech Journeys
Pete Reilly (USA)
Paz Peña (Chile)

Best Research Paper:

Nancy White: Blogs and Community
Nancy White (USA)

Best Teacher Blog:

Have Fun with English! 2
Teresa Almeida d’Eça (Portugal)

Best Undergraduate Blog:

CILASS Student Blog
University of Sheffield Student Ambassadors of the Centre for Inquiry-based Learning In the Arts and Social Sciences (England)

Best Wiki:

Flat Classroom Project
Vicki Davis (USA), Julie Lindsay (Bangladesh)

Edublog Star Award (Convenors choice):

Duck Diaries
Barbara Cohen (USA)

A well deserved congratulations to the winners – and my huge thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate and vote, and to everyone producing all the fantastic blogs, podcasts, videos, wikis, images and everything else out there – it’s great to be a part of such a creative and innovative community!

Next year I’d like to have category leaders manage each category – if you’re interested please drop me a line. It’s just too big an administrative task for one person – especially at this time of year!

Head over to the Awards site to see all the finalists.

Only 4 voting days left!

Unbelievably, there are only 4 more voting days for you to show your support for the international Edublog Awards 2006 finalists. So if you haven’t already, please do vote, and make sure you show your support for all the hard work educators have put into make the internet a more interesting, creative, informative and though-provoking place this year.

I’ve been so busy with the day job and with putting together the event this year that it seems like everyone has scooped me on it.

Keen to add our own flavour to the heap of seasonal festivities, Edublogland is currently caught up the annual voting frenzy which traditionally (well, it’s the third one – that’s about 30 in internet years right?) proceeds the online Award Winners party. Why not come along? It will be open house over at from around 13:55GMT, this Sunday, 17 December 2006. There will be various listening options for your aural pleasure, with Skypecast and talkshoe links available from the EdTechTalk Edublogs Award page.

Once again the smooth talking Jeff Lebow and yr own unidentifiably accented Josie Fraser will host Edublogland’s favorite holiday show, with Dave Cormier rounding up the years highlights.

I will also be announcing the winner of the first Conveners Choice award for the edublog I loved most of all this year – one that didn’t make it onto the nominee list but firmly deserves wider recognition. And that’s all I’m saying for now.

Jeff promises to improve the Worldbridges help pages before the weekend.