Dialogue for Kids Website

Idaho Public Television

  • Dialogue for Kids Website
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D4K is a great web & broadcast project with many different ways to learn about science. This project includes a series of monthly programs, airing September to May, hosted by Joan Cartan-Hansen. There are also video shorts and Web-Only programs, facts, links, archived programs and lots more. D4K is designed to introduce science topics to elementary-age school children.

The original version of the website was completely static and required several days to update. Idaho Public Television requested that we take the existing site, and make it dynamic, that is, pull all the data from a database. To do this, we used ColdFusion in order to interact with the MSSQL database. Also, some of the elements needed to be re-animated. Now, a non-technical person can administer the site by simply filling out a form.

This site has won the following awards:

  • 2007 - First Place, D4K Website, National Educational Telecommunication Association (NETA)

  • 2008 - Third Place, D4K Website Special Purpose Broadcast, Idaho Press Club

  • 2009 - First Place, D4K Website, Web Site- Specialty, Idaho Press Club

  • 2010 - Third Place, D4K Website, Specialized Subject, Society of Professional Journalists

  • 2010 - Second Place, D4K Website, Special Purpose, Idaho Press Club

  • 2012 - Second Place, Specialized Web Site, Society of Professional Journalists, Region 10

Click here to visit the Dialogue 4 Kids website