Students follow the race in cyberspace
The 40 students at Innoko School in Shageluk are ready to keep you up to date on progress of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race this year, especially when the racers pass through their Western Alaska village.
may not be the easiest Web address to remember. But take a look at the IditaShageluk Web site, where students display their stories, photos and even videos of the racers passing through.
"We started eight years ago when we got Internet access," said teacher Joyanne Hamilton. "Frankly, I'd gotten bored with the usual map on the board and moving your little paper cut-out dog along the trail to follow the race."
The site began as a text-only endeavor and was put online through a project run by a New Hanmpshire teacher, Bill Hollis. Shageluk students now use a server supplied by GCI in Alaska.