Nominations have now closed for the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
Please check back on February 29th when you can vote for the best in each of these categories. You can stay up to date on the Awards and more about Secondary Education by signing up for my Weekly Newsletter.
Each year About.com runs its Readers' Choice Awards. This is the first year the Secondary Education is participating so let's get our voices heard about what we think is the best of the best.
The process for the Readers' Choice Awards is simple. The nominating period opens up in January, and readers have a month to nominate their favorites. The voting for the finalists opens in February. Finally, the winners of the Awards are announced in March. You can learn more at awards.about.com.
Schedule for the 2013 Secondary Education Readers' Choice Awards
- January 14, 2013, 12:00 A.M. EST - Nominations open
- February 11 12:00 A.M. EST - Nominations close
- February 19 12:00 A.M. EST - Finalists announced and voting opens
- March 19 12:00 A.M. EST - Voting closes
- March 27 - Winners are announced
To be notified automatically every year about the Readers' Choice Awards, simply sign up for the free Secondary Education Newsletter.
What is your favorite mobile app
for education? Which apps have you tried and really find useful and/or informative? Here's your chance to have your voice heard. Make sure that you have the exact name for the Mobile App and the platform on which you use it ready to get your nomination considered.
What educational software program do you think deserves the Readers' Choice Award? Which have you found to be easy-to-use, effective, and a worthy addition to your lessons? Make sure to nominate your choice. You need to have the exact name of the software program to make sure your voice is heard.
What book about education made a difference in your teaching career? Feel free to nominate any book about education or for educators including teacher guides, curriculum books, instructional ideas, and more. Do not include purely motivational books as they have their own category below. The only stipulation is that the book must have been published in 2012 so make sure to check the publication date on Amazon.com
or within the book itself. You must include the book's title and the author's name to be considered.
Teachers love inspiration! What inspirational or motivational book have you read that has really helped you in your teaching career. This category is wide open in terms of publication date so if you have a book that truly motivated you but was published in 1967, go ahead and incude it. It might be named a finalist. Make sure to have the book's title and author ready to fill out the nomination form.
Do you have a go-to website for teaching? What's your favorite website to get information to help you in your day-to-day teaching career? Nominate your favorite website by including it's title and url on the nomination form.
Sometimes the thoughts and ideas of fellow teachers can really inspire us to greater heights. Is there a teacher-run or simply educational blog out there that catches your eye? Nominate your favorite educational blog so that we can recognize the best of the best. Make sure to have the blog name and its url when you fill out the nomination form.
is a great place to quickly share interesting thoughts and items that are in the news. Many teachers are even starting to connect with their students for study help outside of the classroom through Twitter. Which teacher do you think has the most interesting and valuable things to say at only 140 characters? Nominate your favorite. Make sure to include the Twitter @Username and URL.
has provided teachers with a great way to interact with each other and find inspiration and ideas. Is there a particular facebook page that has helped you as a teacher? Nominate your favorite. The only requirement is that the page's focus needs to be on or about teaching. You need to have the name of the Facebook Page and it's URL ready.