Edublog Awards – Voting Is Now Open!

We are excited to announce that the 4KJ class blog has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Edublog Awards.

Voting is now open for the worldwide 2013 awards. 4KJ need your support to help Leopold shine!

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

This year, you need to vote on a site called List.ly. Please note, you need to be 13+ to sign up for List.ly, so get your parents and other adults to sign up and vote!

To vote for us:

1. Go to the Best Class Blog nomination page.

2. Scroll down until you find the 4KJ Blog in the list of nominees.

3. Click the little upward “Vote up” arrow in the bottom left hand corner on our nomination icon. You may be asked to sign into your List.ly account. Remember, you need to be 13+, so if you are a student, get an adult to sign in.

This image shows what you need to look for to vote for the 4KJ blog.

Please remember:

  • You can only vote for a nominee (eg. the 4KJ blog) once per IP address/location.
  • To vote for our blog more than once, you need to vote at different locations and/or use different computers or devices.

Voting closes at 11.59pm on Wednesday 18th December.

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Thank you for your support!

Edublog Award Excitement

Today was an exciting day for 4KM and 4KJ  as it was the Awards Ceremony for the worldwide Edublog Awards.

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

Many students stayed in at recess and watched the ceremony on the interactive whiteboard at 11am. There were some fabulous results for 4KM, 4KJ and their friends. The top five in each category were recognised.

Best Class Blog

We came THIRD out of the shortlisted 34 blogs!  Mrs Yollis’ Classroom Blog came FIRST. Congratulations to our blogging buddies.

This is the second year we have placed in the top five. What an honour.

Best Teacher Blog

Mrs Morris was thrilled to come FOURTH in this competitive category. This is the first time her teacher blog has ranked in the top five.

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 came SECOND in the Most Influential Blog Post category and her former student, Jaden, WON two categories.

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

Mrs Hembree and her students came THIRD  in the Best Librarian/Library category.

Ross Mannell, one of our favourite commenters, came THIRD in the Best Individual Tweeter category.

See all the results here!

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

This year, 4KM and 4KJ 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!

Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

What has been your blogging highlight this year?

Who did you vote for in the Edublog Awards?

Edublog Awards – Vote for Us!

We are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists for a number of Edublog Awards.

You can see all the finalists on this Google Doc.

Voting is now open for the worldwide 2012 awards. Mrs Morris, Miss Jordan, 4KM and 4KJ need your support to help Leopold shine!

Voting closes on Monday 10th December at 4pm and the Awards Ceremony will be held online at 11am on Thursday 13th December (Victorian 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.

You have one week to vote. Please vote daily!

Important notes:

  • Only one vote per category per day will be counted per IP address/location.
  • If you want to vote more than once per day, you need to vote at different locations (eg. different people’s houses, different free public wi-fi, parent’s work, phone etc.)
  • The system will accept your vote more than once, but only one vote will be counted per day.
  • You can vote in as many categories as you want per day.
  • You can vote for yourself.

Who to vote for:

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

Best individual blog

Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom – Kathleen Morris

Best class blog

4KM and 4KJ @ Leopold Primary School

Best ed tech blog

Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom – Kathleen Morris

Best teacher blog

Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom – Kathleen Morris

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Click on this link to download a PDF document

How to vote – 2012 Edublog Awards

Please email, text and phone your friends now and ask them to vote for us every day until next Monday!

Vote today and have your say!

Leave a comment and tell us who you voted for.

2012 Edublog Award Nominations

It is time for the annual Edublog Awards!

The Edublog Awards have been running since 2004 and showcase some of the most popular blogs in education.

The purpose of the Edublog Awards is to promote and demonstrate the educational values of blogging. This is something we really believe in.

It was very hard for us to narrow down our choices for nominations as we have blogging friends in all corners of the globe.

Here are our nominations

Best Class Blog

Mrs Yollis’ Classroom Blog

We have many blogging friends but Mrs Yollis’ class is the first class that Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan’s class connected with nearly four years ago. We have developed a very strong friendship and Mrs Yollis’ class are always teaching us something new. Mrs Morris even had the chance to visit Mrs Yollis and some of her students and parents earlier this year. 

Most Influential Blog Post

Family Blogging Month by Mrs Yollis’ Class

Mrs Yollis came up with the idea of Family Blogging Month a number of years ago. She runs it twice a year as a way for families to become more involved in their child’s education. Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan have borrowed her idea many times. We would like to nominate Mrs Yollis’ class for most influential blog post because there are now hundreds, if not thousands, of class blogs around the world implementing their idea of Family Blogging Month.

Best Individual Tweeter

Ross Mannell

Mr Mannell comments on so many of our posts and student blogs. He asks us questions and gets us thinking. Mr Mannell also writes us extended comments on his own blog. Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan met Mr Mannell on Twitter. He is a retired primary school teacher who loves to use Twitter to find and support students and classes around the world.

Best Use of Audio/Video/Visual/Podcast

Mr Avery’s Classroom Blog

Our friend Mr Avery is amazing at making videos with his students. He uses green screen technology and other cool features to demonstrate learning. Mr Avery’s class is especially talented at making maths videos. What an fantastic way to learn!

Best Library Blog

The Bulldog Readers

Mrs Hembree and her students in Seattle create this fabulous blog that links kids to books and web 2.0 tools. Mrs Hembree shares our love of reading and we enjoy seeing what is happening on her blog. Mrs Hembree also comments on the 4KM and 4KJ blog and is always there to give us a reading recommendation.

Lifetime Achievement

Sue Waters

Sue Waters works for Edublogs (which is the blogging platform we use). She goes beyond her job description by helping people with blogging at all hours of the day and night. When Mrs Morris or Miss Jordan have a blogging question, Sue is always there to give them advice and suggestions. She is a real blogging guru who has a passion for helping others. 

Best New Blog

Grade 3/4 Learning Legends at Lonnie

Mrs Murphy and her grade 3/4 students at Pt Lonsdale have just started their blog this year. They are from a school in our area and they like making posts on a variety of topics using a range of web 2.0 tools. They feature a lot of student work/posts and have also been involved in some exciting global projects. 

Now it’s your turn

If you have a blog or website and you want to submit your nominations, just visit http://edublogawards.com to find out how. You have until November 26th to nominate. Voting will be begin soon and then there will be an awards ceremony in December.

What do you think of our nominations?

Who would you nominate?