THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Education

This category is for honoring those using social media to help move progress and education forward. Whether they’re creating amazing educational videos or advocating for learners across the world, they deserve to be recognized.

Brand entries using of social media in this space can be found in the Best In Education for Brands & Organizations category.

Nominees

finalist
Adam Grant
At 34, Adam Grant is the youngest tenured professor at the Wharton School of the University of Penn…
Annie Murphy Paul
In her book, Brilliant: The New Science of Smart, Annie Murphy Paul set a new standard for the stud…
finalist
Crash Course
Brothers Hank and John Green (VidCon founder and The Fault In Our Stars author, respectively) funne…
finalist
Epic Rap Battles of History
Epic Rap Battles of History, created by Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist, stands as one of the most…
It's Okay To Be Smart
PBS Digital Studios’ It’s Okay To Be Smart provides diverse science question-and-answer videos on Y…
winner
Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers “a personalized learning resource for all ages," partnering with some of the mo…
Lisa Guernsey
Lisa Guernsey is at the forefront of researching and reporting the impact of perhaps the most tecto…
Numberphile
Numberphile describes itself as: “Videos about numbers. It’s that simple." They cover mundane expla…
finalist
Reshma Saujani
Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code, a nonprofit charged with “closing the gender gap in the tech…
finalist
Smarter Every Day
Alabamian rocket engineer Destin Sadlin’s first video, “How To Light a Bonfire With Rockets," went …
The Brain Scoop
A trained artist, Emily Graslie realized she was a biologist in disguise at the end of her college …
Vi Hart
Victoria Hart, aka Vi Hart, makes math fun, tackling everything from Pi and Anti-Pi to fractals to …