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