German Scientific Society for Pedagogy and Information (Die Gesellschaft für Pädagogik und Information e.V., www.gpi-online.de) dealing in multimedia, educational technology and possibilities of using media in didactics, has been since 1995 awarding prizes to the best achievements in education based on the use of information and communication technologies. Awards are granted in several categories. Among the awarded projects are for example educational CD-ROMs, educational websites, multimedia encyclopaedias, dictionaries, audio-books, projects for radio, television and theatre, computer games focusing on the development of sensorimotor skills and others.
In 2013, the Comenius-EduMedia award ceremony took place in the Berlin European House for the eighteenth time already. The jury had assessed more than 170 educational products from all over Europe and the USA. The Comenius-EduMedia-Siegel award was granted to 129 projects according to various criteria. Out of these, the jury selected the very best projects, which then received one more award of a higher standard, a Comenius-EduMedia-Medaille. In 2013, the medal has been awarded to 16 European projects.
Among the projects awarded with Comenius-EduMedia medal was this year also the new educational Memorial website “Being a Pupil or a Student in the Protectorate“ (see Newsletter 1/2013). This award is very gratifying for us and we hope that the website of “Schoolchild” will become a useful tool in teaching at schools or will serve those interested in the school time history at the time of the Protectorate.