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APRIL 25, 2000
St. Paul Web Firm Develops "Best of the Web" Museum
eduweb LLP (eduweb ®) was honored at the recent Museums & the Web 2000 conference for a Web site it developed for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. The site won "Best Educational Use" at the conference's Best of the Web awards. It was the only U.S. museum to win an award in this international juried competition.
Due to the very high quality of the competition in the category (other entrants included the Kennedy Center for the Arts, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art), eduweb partner David Schaller feels very honored. "Since our goal is to create the best educational sites on the Web, this is quite a thrill. The winners in other categories included internationally-known museums, and the competition was pretty tough. We're delighted that the museum's efforts have been recognized in such a way."
"Lights, Puppets, Action!"
The Web site, "Lights, Puppets, Action!", which can be viewed at (www.childrensmuseum.org/artsworkshop/puppetshow.html) is an integrated arts activity which lets Web visitors create a puppet show online, then publish it for the world to enjoy. Judges said the site was "innovative and fun," "very creative," and "allows kids to use many ways of thinking." It was developed as part of a series of online educational activities for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the fourth oldest and the largest children's museum in the world, is considered an innovator in the museum and education fields. It houses ten galleries exploring science, history, foreign cultures, space and the arts. "Lights, Puppets, Action!" was developed as an online companion to the Eli Lilly Center for Arts Exploration (CFAX), which encourages self-expression and creativity by providing experiences in dance, song, literature, and art.
eduweb, located in St. Paul's Midway area, has been developing Web activities, games, and simulations for a wide variety of educational institutions and corporations since 1996. Its work has been praised by reviewers such as the American Library Association (which calls its work "outstanding, clever, and stimulating), Entertainment Weekly ("Site of the Week. Challenging, stimulating, jam-packed with cool stuff. A+), and USA Today (a "Best Bet for Educators"). In addition to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, its clients include: The Bell Museum of Natural History, the Weisman Art Museum, Arizona Science Center, Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, Colonial Williamsburg, the JASON Project, and Sanford Corporation.
For further information, please contact: David Schaller, Partner, eduweb at 651-641-7566 firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.eduweb.com
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