Well to be consistent with last year, we’re submitting our nominations last minute:) With ASHA and the holidays…we got behind. However, there are so many wonderful blogs and other social media to promote and acknowledge that we didn’t want to miss out on this opportunity. We were honored to receive the top 5 “new blog” award last year, and want to spread the word on other great educators.
Best Individual Blog: Speech Techie
Sean’s blog has been, and continues to be our “go to” blog. He shares amazing treatment ideas, exposes us to new programs and technologies, and always inspires. He is constantly highlighting other educators as well, which we find collaborative and wonderful.
Best Group Blog: Special-ism
A great resource for parents and professionals dealing with the “invisible- isms.” A collaboration of a number of professionals who blog and offer support for the special needs community that touches on everything from oral motor, sensory processing, pragmatics, to emotions.
Best New Blog : Speechieapps
Aubrey does a wonderful job of thoroughly reviewing apps (iOS and Andriod) offering great treatment ideas for parents, teachers and SLPs.
Best ed Tech/Resource Sharing Blog: Pediastaff
Lead by Heidi, this blog shares information across disciplines, and is an amazing resource. Their pinterest boards alone are resources galore. Their weekly newsletter is filled with valuable information for professionals.
Best Teacher Blog: Moving Smart Blog
A nice blog written from the perspective of teachers who focus on the role movement has in child development…and offers valuable resources and info for parents and teachers.
Best Student Blog: SLPecho
A graduate SLP student, sharing her unique perspective.
Best individual tweeter: @StressFreeKids
Lori Lite shares great information, and offers a different perspective that we think is wonderful for parents, teachers and professionals. Her products are some of our favorites as well around keeping kids relaxed and available to learn.
Best Twitter Hashtag: #slpeeps
Most influential Blog Post: Lexical Linguist post on basic functions of twitter
All of her posts are wonderful and informative- but this one stands out as helpful for those professionals navigating the world of twitter. She is the “go-to” for social media “how-to’s” and proper etiquette online.
Best Mobile App: Brain Pop
Great free app for reading/auditory comprehension, making connections to curriculum, etc. Their paid version is worth every penny as well.
There are so many more wonderful blogs that we love and read constantly. Thank you to all who share their insights and wisdom in this educational world. We are happy to be a part of this amazing community.