As Mashable and other tech blogs are reporting, Explore the Cycle won the SXSW (South By Southwest) award for best educational web resource. I wrote about Explore the Cycle last month as a resource for teaching about recycling, consumerism, and environmental science. You can read more about Expore the Cycle here.
Another great educational web resource that was up for the same award is Tenement Museum. Tenement Museum is an interactive virtual museum designed for elementary and middle school students to experience what it was like to be an immigrant to the United States at the beginning of the 20th century. I actually used Tenement Museum with my class of special education students and they enjoyed using and learned quite a bit from the experience.
If you haven't looked at these two excellently designed resources, I encourage you to take a few minutes to try both.