edWeb.net Receives Recognition as an Innovation Incubator Finalist and Education Newcomer Finalist at the SIIA Ed Tech Summit Awards

edWeb.net (http://www.edweb.net) is a social network where educators can connect and collaborate on resources and best practices. edWeb.net was selected as a finalist in the "Innovation Incubator" and "Education Newcomer" award categories at the SIIA Ed Tech Summit awards this week in San Francisco, CA.

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Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) May 8, 2009

edWeb.net (http://www.edweb.net) was selected as a finalist in the "Innovation Incubator" and "Education Newcomer" award categories at the SIIA Ed Tech Summit awards this week in San Francisco, CA.

SIIA (The Software & Information Industry Association) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA's Education Division serves and represents more than 150 member companies that address educational needs.

For the Innovation Incubator Awards, the SIIA Education Division reviewed 26 applications and voted for 10 winners and 2 finalists. The key selection criteria included alignment with SIIA's K-20 benchmarks for 21st century tools, anytime/anywhere access, differentiated learning, assessment tools, and enterprise support. edWeb.net was one of the two finalists for this award.

The Education Newcomer award is given to the most promising new company in the educational technology field. edWeb.net was one of four finalists for this award.

As part of the conference, Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, participated in a roundtable discussion on "Transforming Educational Institutions into Smart Learning Communities." edWeb.net will be a platform for ongoing discussion and collaboration on this topic.

edWeb.net is a social network dedicated to professional issues in education where educators can connect and collaborate on resources and best practices; and simultaneously gain experience using the Web 2.0 tools that have become an integral part of students' lives.

With high stakes issues and regulations surrounding education, and an unprecedented increase in education stimulus funding, the need for communication and collaborative tools to break down silos in education and help new information and ideas travel is more critical than ever.

About edWeb.net

edWeb.net was founded by Lisa Schmucki, CEO, and a team of developers in Princeton, NJ with more than 30 years of experience in the education industry. The site was launched in November 2007. edWeb.net is free for any professional in the field of education and is located at http://www.edweb.net.

For additional information, please contact edWeb.net at:

Phone: 800-575-6015 ext 100
Website: http://www.edweb.net

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