Tech & Learning Announces 2015 Awards of Excellence Winners

10/8/2015 1:47:00 PM


Outstanding Education Technology Products Saluted

NEW YORK, NY – (October 5, 2015) – Tech & Learning magazine today named 124 education technology products as winners in its prestigious 33-year-old recognition program. Honored software, hardware, network, App and Web products include innovative applications that break new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools. A panel of more than 30 educators, who tested hundreds of entries, chose the winners.

"Once again this year, the Tech & Learning judges examined hundreds of entries to select the winners of 2015"s Award of Excellence. This wasn't just checking off spec sheets and surfing other people's reviews. Each product was handled and scored individually. Not an easy task." says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media's Tech & Learning Group. “These companies can be proud that their products were selected as winners by this prestigious team of judges."

Entries were divided into two categories: New Products and Best Upgraded Products. Winning selections include software , apps and Web-based products, as well as hardware and AV tools. Among the high-quality offerings being honored are resources addressing management, safety, communication, differentiated learning, assessment, and other key areas in education.

Please join us in congratulating the New Product winners of the 2015 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Look for detailed descriptions and judges' comments in the December 2015 Awards Issue.



“Course Essentials” Video Learning Module Series


Acer C910


Adobe Slate

Anthro Corporation

YES Charging Cabinet for Mini-Laptops

Aver Information Inc. Americas

AVerCharge C30i 30 Device Smart Charging Cart


Barracuda Mobile Device Manager

Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Studio Camera

Bloomz, Inc

Bloomz App

Boxlight Inc.

Boxlight DeskBoard


BrightBytes Early Warning Module

Califone LLC


Califone LLC

E3T/USB Ear Bud

Califone LLC

KB4 - Bluetooth Keyboard

Califone LLC

PA329 Wireless PresentationPro


PebbleGo Next


Casio EcoLite XJ-V1

Classroom, Inc.

After the Storm: The Daily Byte

Compass Learning


Compass Learning


Compass Learning


Curriculum Associates

Door 24 Plus

Discovery Education

Discovery Education Math Techbook™

Dreyfous & Assocaites


Edgenuity Inc.

Edgenuity MyPath

Epson America

Epson BrightLink® 536Wi


LearnFit Student Standing Desk


Deep Freeze Cloud


Gaggle School & District Websites

Handwriting Without Tears

Keyboarding Without Tears

Horizon DataSys

RollBack Rx Home Edition

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HMH Player

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Go Math! Academy

Insight Education Group



Lead & Transform Diagnostic Tool


Apperson Evo Social and Emotional Learning (formerly SEL+ Compass)


icurio 2.0

Knowledge Delivery Systems

Professional Learning Platform (PLP)

Lerner Publishing Group

Audisee eBooks with Audio

Lightspeed Systems

Classroom Orchestrator


MakerBot PrintShop - Shape Maker

Max Interactive Inc

Max Shield Xtreme Case

Mentoring Minds

Total Motivation, a supplmental curriculum which integrates print and online components


Office Mix


Understanding Dyslexia


MindPlay Teacher Companion



PASCO Scientific

PASCO Wireless Spectrometer & Spectrometry software

PASCO Scientific

SPARK Element


DRA2+ (Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition, Plus)


Pearson Middle Grades American History 2016


PresenceLearning Special Education Instruction


ActivPanel by Promethean

Redbird Advanced Learning

Redbird Mathematics


SMART kapp

Stanton Communications

Loot Pursuit: Pompeii

SunGard K-12 Education

eSchoolPLUS Family App


Econ Alive! The Power to Choose


Bring Science Alive!

Teacher's Discovery

Voces ESL/ELD eTextbook

Teacher's Discovery

Voces U S History Digital Courseware

Tech Image

UM351W with DisplayNote

TIME for Kids

TIME For Kids Classroom App

Tripp Lite

Triumph Learning 

16-Port Tablet Charging Station

Waggle Smart Practice, Assess, and Instruct 


Calibration Connect

Vernier Software & Technology

KidWind Advanced Wind Experiment Kit and Renewable Energy with Vernier Lab Book

Autodesk Tinkerplay

Xirrus, Inc.

XR-630 With XMS- Cloud management


Tech & Learning also recognizes recently revised and updated products. This category honors products that have made significant enhancements to previous versions of the same product that have evolved to meet the changing needs of technology. This year's Best Upgrade winners include the following titles:


Company Product
Acer Acer C740 Chromebook
Acer Acer Aspire Switch 10
Apperson, Inc. Apperson Evo Academics Free Teacher Edition
Atomic Learning Atomic Integrate
Autodesk Autodesk Tinkercad
Barracuda Barracuda Backup
Barracuda Barracuda Message Archiver
Barracuda Barracuda Web Filter
Barracuda Barracuda Firewall
Barracuda Barracuda Email Security Service
ClassLink ClassLink 
Connections Learning by Pearson GRADPOINT
Connections Learning by Pearson Educational Technology and Online Learning Courses
Connections Learning by Pearson Connexus® School Management System
Edgenuity Inc. Edgenuity Curriculum and Learning Management System
Edmentum Study Island
Edmentum Computing for EducationCity
Edmentum New Learner Experience and Courses for Plato Courseware
ExploreLearning ExploreLearning Reflex
Faronics Deep Freeze Enterprise
Faronics Faronics Insight
Fuel Education LearnBop, an exclusive partner of Fuel Education
Gaggle Safe Classroom LMS 
Infobase Issues & Controversies
Curriculum Associates i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction
Learning Bird Learning Bird
Lexia Learning myLexia® App for the Apple Watch
Lightspeed Systems  Web Filter
Mackin Educational Resources Mackin VIA
Mimio MimioStudio 11.3 with MimioMobile3 app
My Learning Plan Inc. MLP PDMS (MyLearningPlan Professional Development Management System)
NetSupport, Inc. NetSupport School
PBS PBS LearningMedia
Pearson MyStatLab: Interactive  Assignments for MyStatLab
Pearson iLit 4.0
Pearson iLit ELL
Promethean ClassFlow designed by Promethean
Samsung Electronics America Samsung Chromebook 2 with Intel Celeron processor
Scantron Scantron Analytics
School Loop School Loop
Science Bits
Science Bits  
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display System
Sonocent Ltd Sonocent Audio Notetaker Version 4 (Windows)
Stoneware, Inc. webNetwork 6.3
Stoneware, Inc. LanSchool 7.8
Texas Instruments The TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator
The College Board SpringBoard® Digital
Think Through Learning Inc. Think Through Math
Truenorthlogic PD Connect

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