Friday, August 6, 2010

e-WV: the online West Virginia Encyclopedia

Vicki Smallwood reports from the West Virginia State Technology Conference:

e-WV:  the online West Virginia Encyclopedia
presented by Ken Sullivan, Executive Director, WV Humanities Council

The WV Encyclopedia is online.  It should be available to teachers and students on September 13.  This has all of the articles and pictures from the book and will be updated daily by 2 full time editors.  This is an interactive website that houses pictures, audio & video clips, and an events calendar of what’s happening in our state.  It will offer transcripts of the videos.  It also offers a feature that lets users request that articles be updated or new topics added.  These suggestions will go to the editors for review.  Quizzes can also be found on the site.  The quizzes would be a good starting point for a scavenger hunt through the encyclopedia.

Check back on September 13 and see all of the cool features for yourself.   The site is

1 comment:

Cindy Woods said...

Thanks for posting. This sounds like a fantastic resource! Can't wait to use it. How do we get our user names and passwords to get into the site?