o The Frog Blog: December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012

Science Writing Competition for Secondary Students


Ireland's new science magazine, Walton,  has just announced a new science writing competition aimed at Irish secondary school students. They want to challenge Irish students to write about any topic in science, technology, engineering and maths that are interested in. See below for competition details. It's a great opportunity to get your writing published or explore a new topic in science. Here's the blurb: 
  • Each entrant shall submit an article of no more than 800 words before the 1st of January 2013. 
  • The article can be on any STEM topic they like. 
  • The article must contain links or details of source material (if possible). 
  • There will be 2 categories: Junior Certificate or Transition Year /' Leaving Certificate
  • The winning article from each category will be chosen by the editorial staff of Walton Magazine for inclusion into the Spring 2013 Edition (available at the end of January). 
  • The winners will also receive a free 1 year subscription to the magazine, merchandise and free entry to the BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2013 in the RDS from the 9th to the 12th of January. 
  • The Spring 2013 edition of Walton will be a "BT Young Scientist Special" with details of the projects, interviews and news from the weekend. 
  • Students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only are invited to enter. 
  • Send ALL entries by e-mail to ger@waltonmagazine.com before the 1st of January 2013 with the following details: 
    1. Full Name 
    2. Home Address 
    3. E-mail 
    4. Phone Number 
    5. Age and Category 
    6. School Name and Address 
So get researching and writing and be in a chance to win loads of great prizes. You can also follow Walton Magazine on Facebook and Twitter. Good luck.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Edublog Awards 2012

The Frog Blog needs your vote! I was delighted to discover earlier in the week that the blog is a finalist in two categories in this year's international Edublog Awards - for 'Best Teacher Blog' and 'Best Ed Tech Blog'. My colleague Julian Girdham, from SCC English, is also a finalist. SCC English is again featured in the 'Best Group Blog' category, which it won in 2008, as well as the 'Best Class Blog' and 'Best Use of Videos and Media in Education ' for its excellent series of ShowMe's on key moments in Macbeth.

The winners in each category is determined by a public vote and voting remains open until Sunday 9th December. To vote for the Frog Blog or SCC English follow this single link.

Many thanks to those who nominated us!