The Webby Awards recognize what they and public voters believe is the best online content available, and they have just announced this year’s nominees.

Every year, I highlight which Webby nominees I think are useful to educators (and which I haven’t already shared on this blog already). You can see my past picks here.

Here are my choices for this year:

Storybooth shares short, animated stories from young people. Kids record their stories, submit it to the site, and they decide which ones they’ll animate. They would be excellent listening exercises for English Language Learners (and the subtitles seem pretty accurate – it looks to me like they manually add them). Here’s an example:

The Wonderment looks like a pretty cool way for classes to connect with others around the world. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects.

Data USA seems to be a pretty extensive site to find…data about anything you can think of….