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2010 school e_awards


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Recap of the inaugural 2010 School-e Awards contest for the best school district website.

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2010 school e_awards

  1. 1. 2010<br />SchoolE Awards<br />School Awards<br />
  2. 2. A Note from the Coordinator…<br />A big “THANKS!” to all those involved in this inaugural year for the SCHOOLeAwards! All of your comments, Tweets, e-mails, feedback and suggestions have been pivotal in this year’s success, and I am so thankful for all of your input. All I can say is, “Get ready for next year!,” because it is sure to knock the socks off this year’s contest! But first, let’s look back on this year’s…<br />Katie Brosious<br />@allofek12<br />AllofE Solutions<br />
  3. 3. Nominations<br />
  4. 4. Nominations<br />Beginning in January, we started taking nominations from <br />administrators, <br />staff members, <br />teachers, <br />students, <br />and community members <br />to identify districts with Web sites that the community cares deeply about. <br />
  5. 5. More than 1,600 nominations were made<br />from districts across the United States.<br />
  6. 6. And the <br />30 school district Web sites that received the most nominations moved on as Semi-Finalists.<br />
  7. 7. 30 Semi-Finalists<br />
  8. 8. The 2010 Semi-Finalists are:<br />1.Beaufort County School District<br />2.Blue Springs School District<br />3.Brownsville Independent School District<br />4.Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District<br />5. Center School District<br />6.Clear Creek Independent School District<br />7.Easton Area School District<br />8.Fayetteville-Manlius Schools<br />9.Fergus Falls Public Schools<br />10.Frenship Independent School District<br />11.Friendswood Independent School District<br />12.Godfrey-Lee Public Schools<br />13.Hurst-Euless Bedford Independent School District<br />14.Keller Independent School District<br />15.Leavenworth Unified School District<br />16. New Castle County Vocational Technical School District<br />17.New Milford Schools<br />18.Orange Schools<br />19.Paris Independent School District<br />20.Penncrest School District<br />21.Pine Tree Independent School District<br />22.Pleasanton Independent School District<br />23.Polk County School District<br />24.Southwest Independent School District<br />25.Spearfish School District<br />26. University Academy Charter School<br />27.Van Meter Community Schools<br />28.Wakulla County School District<br />29.West Fargo Public Schools<br />30.Zachary Community School District<br />
  9. 9. Selection<br />
  10. 10. Our Selection Panel<br />After handing over the 30 semifinalists to our industry expert panel, <br />Tom Whitby<br />@tomwhitby<br />Ken Royal<br />@kenroyal<br />Steven Anderson<br />@web20classroom<br />Shelly Terrell<br />@ShellTerrell<br />they assessed the sites based on<br />content, <br />design, <br />and overall quality <br />from a broad set of criteria. <br />And identified the 15 sites that exhibit best practices for district Web sites. <br />
  11. 11. The panel evaluated the 30 finalists on 30 different Criteria<br />They used a rubric <br />to help tabulate scores…<br />Design<br />Content<br />+ Comprehensiveness <br /> + Quality<br /> + Social Media<br /> + Web 2.0<br />+ Look and Feel<br /> + Navigation<br /> + Attractiveness<br /> + Wow-factor<br />
  12. 12. And the 15 highest-scoring district websites moved on as finalists.<br />
  13. 13. 15 Finalists<br />
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  29. 29. Voting<br />
  30. 30. And the Voting Began…<br />26,000 + votes<br />were cast over a two-week period.<br />20 + lead changes for 1st place<br />And there were<br />during those two weeks.<br />
  31. 31. District Pride and Passion Escalated<br />“It’s been a great ride! Thanks to Schoole and all who supported Friendswood ISD. Our website is a source for information 24/7!Thanks for Recognizing us!”<br />-just1vote<br />“We here at West Fargo School District are very grateful and very much appreciated to be nominated and listed in the Top 4! We are a relatively small school district and want to thank everyone who voted for us. Thanks again for supporting West Fargo Public Schools.”<br />-Tom Challey and Rob Kaspari<br />“…The students, teachers and community SHOULD be able to vote the first round to make it to the Top 30…andthen, again, maybe to the Top 5. However thefinal decision should go to the professionals IF the judging is to be about design, content, etc…”<br />-Puzzled<br />
  32. 32. District Pride and Passion<br />District Pride and Passion Escalated<br />“Godfrey-Lee has 1,700 students in a 1-square-mile district so it certainly will be tough to come out on top strictly through voting. We’re proud to be in the finals, though.”<br />-David Britten<br />“Glad I teach in Polk County, FL. We communicate effectively to support staff, students, and the community at large via technology to reach all the families we connect and empower.”<br />-Nathan Guteras<br />“I have been with CCISD since Aug. 2008. My first project was to redesign the website. With the help of my team members, we launched an entirely new site in 7 months.As Hurricane Ike rolled through our area, we all worked diligently to reach our website goals. I myself had 4 ft. of water in my house. In the midst of juggling house repairs, insurance demands and my family, I stayed focused and was able to launch this AWESOME new site last February. GO CCISD!!”<br />-CCISD Webmaster<br />
  33. 33. Validating the Votes<br />
  34. 34. But in the end,<br /> only one district could prevail.<br />In this phase, where district pride was the most important factor, school passion played a huge role in deciding the winner.<br />
  35. 35. Our Second Runner-Up is…<br />Friendswood ISD<br />In a close Second Place, <br />the 1st Runner up…<br />Clear Creek ISD<br />
  36. 36. And the Winner is…<br />HEB ISD<br />
  37. 37. Congratulations to all districts!<br />
  38. 38. A big thanks from The SCHOOLeAwards Team<br />Zach<br />Aimee<br />David<br />Chelsey<br />Stacy<br />Tracy<br />Abbey<br />Katie<br />for making the first Annual SCHOOLeAwards a huge success!<br />for passing on the word.<br />
  39. 39. 2011 SchoolE Awards<br />
  40. 40. Stay tuned during the coming weeks as we release more information regarding scoring and feedback about the district websites.<br />And stay tuned for next year’s SCHOOLeAwards that will be bigger and better than ever!<br />
  41. 41. The 2010 SCHOOLeAwards are hosted by:<br />