#whyiwrite up for 2011 Edublog Award
A version of this originally appeared at NWP Connect’s National Community.
If you participated in the Why I Write campaign in late October, you might be interested to know that the associated twitter hashtag #whyiwrite is up for an Edublog award as Best Twitter Hashtag 2011.
Whatever you may think of awards and voting for “best of” – what makes one #hashtag better than another, you might wonder? – there are a number of NWP-affiliated educators, many of whom have created resources here at Digital Is, and platforms up for Eddies this year. So cast your vote (if you feel so inclined):
- Best Individual Tweeter: Pam Moran, of the Central Virginia Writing Project (check out her DI resource Create, Connect, Communicate: the Motion of Language)
- Best Group Blog: Cooperative Catalyst, co-founded by Chad Sansing, also of the Central Virginia Writing Project (check out Chad’s many DI resources and this piece on Cooperative Catalyst by Mary Beth Hertz)
- Best New Blog: Jeremy Hyler 40, by Jeremy Hyler of the Chippewa River Writing Project (Jeremy’s DI resources can be found here) and and Kleinspiration by Erin Klein of the Eastern Michigan Writing Project
- Best Twitter Hashtag: #whyiwrite, a National Day on Writing initiative co-developed by the NYT Learning Network, Figment, Edutopia and NWP; and #engchat, a weekly chat for English teachers started by Meenoo Rami of the Philadelphia Writing Project (Meenoo’s writing about #engchat can be found here)
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Bud Hunt, of the Colorado State University Writing Project (Bud’s many DI resources can be found here)
For more, visit the Edublog Awards site.