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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Schoole Awards Contest for Best District Web site

Recently, we launched a Splash page to promote a contest for the best school district Web sites, aka, The Schoole Awards. You can view all of the details about the contest at Here's a quick run-down of the contest:

What is it?
  • The Schoole Awards will give us a chance to recognize school districts that deserve to be recognized for the best Web site practices.
  • We want to show how technology can be used to enhance information sharing and communication.
  • We want to show how design plays in the role of building an effective Web site.
  • We want to provide a place where districts can show off their Web sites, and get rewarded for them.
  • We want to showcase school districts that are using technology to the best of their abilities to the benefit of those who need it most: students.

How will it work?
The contest is comprised of three phases, beginning in mid-March.

  • Phase 1 will be the nomination phase, where anyone can nominate a district for the best district Web site. Districts may be public, private or charter. Only one nomination per valid e-mail address will be allowed.
  • Phase 2 is the selection phase, where our panel of industry experts will select the top 15 school district Web sites. Using a rubric, the district sites will be ranked, so that the top 15 go to the next phase.
  • Phase 3 is the voting phase. Only one vote per valid e-mail address. The school district site with the most votes is the winner!

Why should I nominate or vote for my district?

  • The top two winning districts will receive donations for the department responsible for managing the district site, along with plaques commemorating the achievement for the top three districts.
  • The top three winning districts will also receive exposure through key media outlets, including social networking sites, feature stories and press releases on, and more.

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Blogger Amit Guha said...

A key benefit for winning and nominated districts would be bragging rights that will result in enormous interest from students, parents and community. SchoolE is the most important award for the K-12 websites

1/18/10, 10:45 PM  

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