Nothing like waiting until the last minute…but wanted to participate in this years Edublog Awards nominations. There were so many great blogs and individuals to consider. We continue to be inspired and grateful for all of the wonderful educators out there, sharing information.
Best blog: Speechtechie continues to be our “go-to” for inspiring ideas. Not only are there wonderful intervention ideas that are motivating for students and educators alike, Sean connects the educational community always sharing resources, tips, and personally connecting if you need help of any kind. He is a wealth of information.
Best individual tweeter: @slptanya who has been a great teacher for us with twitter etiquette and “how tos” as well as instrumental in creating a PLN for us all.
Best twitter hash tag #slpeeps …..obviously
Best educational use of video: Brainpop Kids love these videos filled with great information and humor.
Best resource sharing blog: Pediastaff this website offers amazing resources, organized wonderfully. The blogs connect many individuals in the profession and continues to one that we visit often, and recommend to others.
Best new blog/group blog: Therapyapp411 is a great collaborative effort of therapeutic apps. A great resource for clinicians and parents.
Most influential blog post: Meghan Bratti’s Being a Conscious Caretaker of Communication Opportunities describing so eloquently the importance of the human interaction when using technology in intervention. She also shares many resources in this post.
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