One thing that is invaluable to the districts is the feedback they receive about their websites. Winners are receiving the video reviews of their websites by Nick DeNardis, host of the EDU Checkup video blog, that normally focuses mainly on higher education websites, so he offers a powerful perspective in terms of education websites. Visit http://schoole.allofe.com/
"Nick's video blogs offer a unique experience for the winning district websites that they wouldn't otherwise receive," said Katie Brosious, SchoolE Awards coordinator. "A lot of what we are trying to do is bring attention to K-12 websites and give exposure especially to those who are doing a good job with it. The enormous amount of attention the awards received this year helps us achieve that goal."
The SchoolE Awards also released a recap video that chronicles the entire contest from beginning to end, giving highlights along the way and noting special achievements. Visit http://schoole.allofe.com/
In addition, winning districts receive a ton of exposure and will receive full feedback and analysis reports for their websites.
Visit the SchoolE Awards website at http://schoole.allofe.com/
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About the SchoolE Awards:
The SchoolE Awards were designed to recognize the best district websites. The best websites follow good design practices, have clear, concise, and complete content, and serve a purpose: to fulfill its audience's needs. This is no different for K-12 school district sites. We want to recognize school districts that deserve to be recognized and reward them for their achievements in website management.
No profession relies on efficient communication more than education, and the district website is one way to increase communication. School districts not taking advantage of the opportunity of a complete, fluid district website will never reach full potential. It is essential for school districts to have a web presence, and the more innovative that web presence is, the more successful a school district will be.