Edublog Award Excitement!

Today was a very exciting day for 2KM and 2KJ as it was the Awards Ceremony for the annual Edublog Awards.

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We were honoured to be short listed out of hundreds of nominations in many different categories.

Most students stayed in at recess and watched the ceremony on the interactive whiteboard at 11am. There were some fabulous results for 2KM, 2KJ and their friends. The top five in each category were recognised.

Best Class Blog

We came FIFTH! Two of our closest “blogging buddy”classes were in the top five. Mrs Yollis’ Classroom Blog came FIRST and Mr Salsich’s Class Blog came FOURTH!

We were the only Australian class in the top five. Go Aussies!

Best Student Blog

Seven 2KM and 2KJ students were shortlisted which was an amazing achievement as there were hundreds of nominations.

Congratulations to Jarrod who came FOURTH! Mrs Yollis’ former student, Jaden came FIRST. Miriam and Victoria, also students of Mrs Yollis, came SECOND.

Being an Edublog Award finalist is an incredible achievement for Jarrod. He only started his blog in mid-2011 and has already had nearly 3000 visitors. Jarrod was also the youngest student in the top five (he recently turned eight).

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Best Group Blog

Our third piece of exciting news was that Our World, Our Stories WON the Best Group Blog category!

There were cheers of delight as the announcement was made. Our World, Our Stories is a global project that we have been working on with classes in five other countries for most of this term. It has been an incredible learning opportunity and a highlight of 2011 for the students.

What a way to end Our World, Our Stories with an award that we can all celebrate together!

Our World Our Stories

Other Great Results

Many of our blogging buddies also experienced excellent results to recognise the fabulous work that they do with educational blogging.

Mrs Yollis and her class WON the Most Influential Blog Post category and Mrs Yollis came SECOND in the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr Avery and his class came THIRD in the Best Use of Audio / Video / Podcast category.

Mrs Hembree and her students came SECOND by just one vote in the Best Librarian / Library category.

2KM and 2KJ students Haille, Ava, Millie, Charlotte, Jordi and BB (2KM 2010) were shortlisted from hundreds of student blogs. What an achievement for grade two students! This was the second year that grade three student BB was nominated!

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All of our blogging friends, teachers, students and classes are winners in our eyes.

This year, 2KM and 2KJ have discovered how blogging can help us improve and grow in so many ways. While awards are nice, we all know that personal improvement is what counts. This is something we have definitely won!

What has been your blogging highlight this year?

Who did you vote for in the Edublog Awards?

Edublog Awards – Vote for us!

There were many cheers of delight in 2KM and 2KJ today when we found out that we were nominated for Edublog Awards.

Voting is now open for the worldwide 2011 awards. Mrs Morris, Miss Jordan, 2KM and 2KJ need your support to help Leopold shine!

Voting closes on Wednesday 14th December and the Awards Ceremony will be held at 11am on Thursday 15th December (Leopold time).

Voting is now open for the worldwide 2011 Edublog Awards. Mrs Morris, Miss Jordan, 2KM and 2KJ need your support to help Leopold shine!
Voting closes on Wednesday 14th December and the Awards Ceremony will be held at 11am on Thursday 15th December.
To vote, go to www.edublogawards.com and look for the drop down menu on the left hand side of the page

To vote, go to http://edublogawards.com/vote-here/

You will simply need to use the drop down menu to pick your category and your choice. Then press vote.

It is important to know that you can only vote once per day per category from any location/IP address. You can vote for yourself and you can return every day to have another vote.

Here are some ideas 2KM and 2KJ came up with to support our class:

  • Email, text or phone friends and family and ask them to vote.
  • Ask your family and friends to vote from work or from their phones on as many different days as possible.
  • Vote from your home computer every day.

Who to vote for:

These are 2KM and 2KJ’s suggestions to support our students and teachers. Many of our blogging buddies are also nominated so perhaps you could vote for them too!

Tip: If you click on the category, you will go straight to the voting page!

Best individual blog

Kelly Jordan Teaching Literacy in the Early Years OR Kathleen Morris Integrating Technology

Best individual tweeter

Kathleen_Morris

Best group blog

Our World, Our Stories

Best class blog

2KM and 2KJ @ Leopold PS

Best student blog

Ava OR BB OR Haille OR Jarrod OR Jordi OR Millie

Best ed tech blog

Teaching Generation Now (Mrs Morris, Mr Limb and Simon Collier)

Most influential post

Kathleen Morris

Best teacher blog

Kelly Jordan Teaching Literacy in the Early Years OR Kathleen Morris Integrating Technology

Lifetime Achievement

Kathleen Morris

Want a flyer to email to friends or print off for your workplace?

Click on this link to download a PDF document

How to vote – 2011 Edublog Awards – 2KM and 2KJ


Vote today and have your say!

Leave a comment and tell us who you voted for.