The 2009 Student Blogging Challenge is now nearly half way through and the students have been working REALLY hard on the weekly challenges! Currently 52 class blogs and 150 individual students blogs from 13 different countries are participating.
To celebrate the success of the challenge while also creating an opportunity to collect examples of student work we’re giving away twelve Edublogs supporter 12 month subscriptions which you can use on your own blog or give away to a reader.
Just write a post based on any of the topics themes listed below:
- Your own choice of topic but must include embedded media, created by the student or class, such as a SlideShare, video, comic strip, podcast, quiz, poll. Here’s the chance to demonstrate how creative you can be!
- Your story of how blogging has helped you connect to a global audience and what this connection has meant to you. e.g. the friends you have made, what you have learnt about other cultures, how you are able to share your passions with others, how you are able to use blogging to share your views on topics
- What difference has blogging made to your life at school and home e.g. how has it changed how you learn, the challenges of blogging and how teachers might make the process easier
Any class or student blogger can enter, including bloggers not currently participating in the 2009 Student Blogging Challenge, but you must:
- Leave a comment on this post letting me know you have entered, with a link to your post plus your Grade/year level.
- Explain in your post which topic you are writing about and link back to this post so that we receive a pingback advising us that you have written the post (read this to understand What’s A Pingback? And How To Write Links).
For example you might copy the following into the bottom of your post and just change the topic enclosed in the qutoation marks:
This post has been written on “my story of how blogging has connected me to a global audience” as part of The Edublogger’s Student Competition!
The four best post for each topic will win and you can submit posts for as many topics you like. And off course all winners will get a badge they can add to their blogs 🙂
Remember we’re looking for the best — so here is your chance to demonstrate your blogging and creative skills! You have until April 30 to enter.
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174 thoughts on “The Edublogger’s Student Competition!”
Hi i think this site should help u http://www.aboutcollegedegree.com
Is there going to be one for May? I didn’t know about it until now, so I can’t finish April’s…oops…
Well Applesandlemonade, that is a really good question and I would love to hear all the students thoughts. I think everyone who participated enjoyed it.
Here is what I’ve been thinking like to run:
1) Another competition again (probably in a few months) but where we first get students suggest the different series of categories that they could post on as I think the topic choices may be really interesting that way
2) While at the same time running a competition where students designed the winners and participant badges for these types of competitions
Hopefully you will all give me your feedback because I would like to hear if you 1) do like these challenges/competitions 2) how frequently you want them offered 3) any thoughts on how I could improve the process.
With the help of several of my students, we have created a digital story about the impact blogging has made on classroom experiences. You can view the digital story here: http://ghoke.edublogs.org/2009/04/30/student-bloggers-connecting-through-conversation/.
Thank you for providing this opportunity for students to connect, collaborate, and learn from each other.
That is an amazing video Ginny! Thanks for working with your students to create the video.
Thanks everyone so far for entering. I’ve tried to drop past everyone’s blog and say hi. If I missed you out please let me know so I can visit. With the podcasts I’m going to listen to them all at the same time.
Best of luck everyone and keep up the excellent blogging!
Hello, my name is Rhiauna, and I’m in 10 grade. I’m entering my podcast on “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” by JK Rowling.
Hello, my name is Riley and I am in the tenth grade. I will be entering this contest with my podcast on the novel, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.
Hello, I am Alicia and i am in the tenth grade. I am entering my podcast pertaining to the novel The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.
This is the link to my blog: http://alicia02.edublogs.org/
Hello Sue, I am James, a tenth grader and i will be participating in your blogging competition.
My name is Ashtin and I´m in 10th grade. I am entering this podcast on the novel Dear John by Nicholas Sparks for the blogging competition. The link to my blog is…
Alec, 10th grade….podcast.
Hi my name is Ashley and I am in the 10th grade. I have entered my post and survey on reading, for option #1. The link to my blog is