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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

eSchool News and the Current Site of the Week Online

Here's what's new on eSchool News site today.

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eSchool News presents the winners of our Ninth Annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards

In our ninth annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards, sponsored by Promethean, the Pearson Foundation, and K12 Inc., eSchool News recognizes 10 of the nation's top K-12 executives for their outstanding ed-tech leadership and vision. Chosen by the editors of eSchool News with help from last year's winners, these 10 exemplary leaders will be honored in a private ceremony held on Feb. 20 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Century Club 100, an honorary organization of superintendents, during the American Association of School Administrators' annual conference in San Francisco.

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Virtual Worlds Almanac is a handy guide to exploring virtual worlds

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) recently unveiled a wiki called the Virtual Worlds Almanac, an online catalog of virtual-world environments that allows users to edit and contribute information. Educators and students can refer to the site for information about a host of virtual environments, including Second Life, as well as education-specific virtual worlds such as Whyville. "We hope this will make it easier for the community to collaborate and to keep abreast of innovations and new product offerings," said FAS President Henry Kelly in a press release. "FAS is interested in the potential virtual worlds offer for education and learning." As of press time, the site contained information on 86 different virtual-world environments.

Source: eSchool News