GeorgiaStandards.Org Portal Tools Wins 2007 Best of the Web Award
|The Center for Digital Education Ranks Top K-12 and Higher Education Web Portals and Applications
After months of careful consideration and analysis, a panel of national judges has determined the winners of the 2007 Best of Web and Digital Education Achievement Awards. Winners were acknowledged at the 11th Anniversary Awards Gala in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 21, 2007.
"Once again, this year’s entries showed remarkable innovation.” said Marina Leight, vice president of education for the Center for Digital Education. “The K-12 Web sites continue to improve communication and expand access to learning resources for the students, parents and teachers that they serve."
On progress in the higher education area Leight added, "There are few environments that are more demanding of progressive technology use than in our nation’s colleges and universities. Amazingly, higher education institutions deliver year after year in amazing ways! This year’s winners are exceptional examples of the incredible potential and promise of education technology.”
2007 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS
K-12 State Web site category:
- Alabama Learning Exchange
- Kentucky Education Network
With a unique login to the MyGADOE portlet, located on the upper right segment of GeorgiaStandards.Org, Georgia educators have access to the standards and resources search features, as well as access to five online templates including a unit template, a teaching activity template, a learning activity template, a performance task template and a balanced assessment template. Each template coaches the educator through the instructional design of the selected plan. Using a group management function, educators can decide if plans will remain in their own private folder, share plans in self-designated group(s), or publish plans for statewide access.