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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:

  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. 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:

  1. Leave a comment on this post letting me know you have entered, with a link to your post plus your Grade/year level.
  2. 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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  2. Is there going to be one for May? I didn’t know about it until now, so I can’t finish April’s…oops…

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    • 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.

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    • That is an amazing video Ginny! Thanks for working with your students to create the video.

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  7. 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!

  8. 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.


  9. 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/

  10. Hello Sue, I am James, a tenth grader and i will be participating in your blogging competition.

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  12. 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

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  14. I’m Holly and I’m in 10th grade.
    I’m putting in my blog about my favorite show NCIS for the competition It has a picture, video, and a survey.

    This show I believe is the greatest, awesomess, coolest show ever! It has great characters that keep growing every show. If you don’t know what show I’m talking about, let me briefly summarize it.
    NCIS is a crime show about a group of special agents who solve crimes against the Navy and the Marines. NCIS means, Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The particular group on the show is led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Gibbs has his own way of doing things and he’ll solve a case even if it’s the last thing he does. Under Gibbs is Senior Field Agent, Anthony DiNozzo, or Tony. Tony is what you can call the oldest frat boy. But even though he may be immature at times, he’s a great investigator. Then theirs Officer Ziva David. She is a Liaison Officer from the Mossad, and she’s not afraid to play tough and kick someones butt. Last theirs Junior Field Agent Timothy McGee. He is the newbie of the group and even though he’s still learning, he knows how to use a computer like nobody else. Their is forensic scientist Abby Sciutto, who is a bouncy fun loving goth who everybody loves. Rounding off the group is Dr. Donald Mallard, aka Ducky. He knows it all because he’s seen it all and he’s not afraid to ramble on about his stories. Oh and how could I forget the fearless leader Jenny Sheppard. She is the director of NCIS and was Gibbs’ former lover. Last theirs Kate Todd, {may she rest in peace}. She was in the show the first two seasons and was killed by Gibbs’ worst enemy Ari Haswari, who also is Ziva’s brother. It may sound complicated but really, believe me, it isn’t as complicated as I can explain it. Plus I’m terrible at explaing things!
    So basically that’s it. Sounds interesting? Well watch it on CBS on Tuesdays at 8:00. Or watch the reruns on USA everyday from 2-4, on Sleuth everyday at 1, and Ion on Mondays from 5-7. Now that you’ve read this take my Click Here to take survey. Have FUN!!!!

  15. Hey! My name is Morgan and my class will soon be posting our own podcasts on our blogs! I’m really excited about that. I am in seventh grade and blogging is my favourite thing ito do on the computers. Here’s the link to my blog: http://morgan110gs.edublogs.org/

  16. I am currently in 10th grade.

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  19. So when do we find out how we placed in the contest?

    • Good question Camron! All entries need to be submitted by April 30..and remember you can enter a post in each category if you want. After this date I will work back through them all and decide on the winners. I can tell you it will be hard as everyone has done excellent work!

  20. My name is Sarah and I’m participating in the challenge. My blog is sarahh06.edublogs.org.

  21. Hi i’m Bre I’m im tenth grade
    This post has been written on “Nailed by patrick jones it’s a podcast ” as part of The Edublogger’s Student Competition!
    Nailed by patrick jones

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