The 2012 Edublog Awards have come to a close and the winners have been announced. You can find the winners and runner-ups in each category HERE. As I always like to say, this is the best way to be introduced to the "Best of the Web" in integrating technology in the class room and meeting those people who are both pioneers and new to educational technology.
One of the reasons that I have become a fan of these awards is the ability to read the teacher and student blogs that have been created. It provides great insight into how other teachers are not only using technology, but how they are being engaged with their students and trying new things in their classrooms. Sometimes the best success is a result of failure, and often times we learn how to do things right when they don't go as planned the first time.
If you are just getting started in learning about educational technology, the Edublog Awards is a good starting point.