- Best Group Blog: Since we migrated formats so that the contributions from Leadership Councils all over flow right on to the main page, the DEN Global blog is far and away the best group blog in the EduVerse. Whether you grade based on quality, quantity, or value to visitors, our Leadership Council bloggers are doing an unbelievable job and absolutely deserve to be recognized for their efforts.
- Best Open PD / Unconference / Webinar Series: The DEN community hosted 3 virtual conferences and hundreds of webinars/live broadcasts in 2011. For example, in the past year we hosted live broadcasts with the US Secretary of Labor, Hilda L Solis, Michio Kaku who discussed the tsunami in Japan, and a special event with Ben Rhodes from the White House after the death of Osama Bin Laden. More than 1600 classrooms attended that last one alone. But that’s just a small fraction of the webinars Discovery Education offers. When all is said and done, we host literally hundreds of free webinars for teachers and students every year.
- Best Use of a Social Network: This one is all about you, the DEN community. You connect with each other on Facebook, Twitter, Plurk, Skype, Google+, text, phone, email, and in-person to grow and learn. If that doesn’t merit an EduBlog award, then I don’t know what does!
Voting is open until 11:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, December the 13th, so head on over to http://edublogawards.com/vote-here/ to vote!