And the nominees are…

Thanks to our education users, Popplet was nominated this year for an EduBlog Award in the Best web tool category. We are honored to be amongst other great classroom education technology aids. We hope to always be improving and enhancing our app features for classroom use.

We also have a few ideas in the pipeline to provide more resources via this blog and on education sites about how to make the most of using Popplet in the classroom, and we look forward to sharing blogs on:

  • Lesson plans for various subjects
  • Classroom activities for different age levels
  • Study aid techniques using Popplet.

If you would like to contribute or share any examples with us, please contact us. (That’s also the email link to use if you have any concerns or problems regarding Popplet, or you can post a comment or idea on our community feedback pages.)

Edublog awards 2011The EduBlog Awards started in 2004 as a way to demonstrate the value of social media and web 2.0 tools to enhance learning and classroom activity. At the time, many schools and education institutions were introducing blanket bans on using these technologies and Edublog wanted to turn this around and show how they could be used to aid classroom learning and student engagement, rather than be a new source of distraction or interruption. Their goal was to demonstrate the educational value of social media and web 2.0 technologies. Each year, based on nominations and votes from education users, the site awards blogs, web 2.0 media and tools in categories including:

  • Best individual, class and ed tech blogs,
  • Best twitter discussion,
  • Best use of media
  • Best educational use of a wiki.

This year, the EduBlog Awards team has included a Best web app tool category and Popplet is one of a staggering 60 tools that made it through as a finalist! We have some strong competition and are proud to be nominated. You can see the full list at the EduBlog awards site. It’s a great list of education technology information sources and web 2.0 tools. Like Popplet, some of our fellow nominees – in all categories – offer inspiring knowledge on how to share ideas and great tools for use when organizing information, or encouraging collaborative team management beyond the classroom as well as in it.

What are your favorites from the EduBlog nominees list? Share them in the comments below! Thank you to everyone who nominated Popplet for an EduBlog award.

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