30th Annual Awards Of Excellence Winners Announced By Tech & Learning Magazine

11/12/2012 12:00:00 AM

Tech & Learning magazine today named 83 education technology products as winners in its prestigious 30-year-old recognition program. Honored software, hardware, network, 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 more than 160 entries, chose the winners.

“As schools continue to have to do more with less, buying the right solution for your district needs is more important than ever,” says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group. “Tech & Learning is proud to present these recommended products that have been put to the test by our experienced educational team of judges.”

Entries were divided into two categories: New Products and Best Upgraded Products. Winning selections include software 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 2012 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Look for detailed descriptions and judges’ comments in the December 2012 Awards Issue.


AVer Academy Document Camera Suite

AVer Information Inc.

AVer W30 Wireless Document Camera

AVer Information Inc.

Common Core 360

School Improvement Network

Curriculum Associates' BRIGANCE IED II Record Book for the iPad

Curriculum Associates

Curriculum Associates’ STAAR i-Ready

Curriculum Associates

CyberBully Hotline


DigtalMedia Presentation System 300 (DMPS-300-C)


DyKnow Monitor CP


eBeam Connect

Luidia Inc.

EcoBright ZX210ST

Optoma Technology Inc.

ExploreLearning Reflex




Insight 360 - Mobi 360

eInstruction Corporation

Insight 360 - Mobi 360 for iPad app

eInstruction Corporation

Inspiration Maps

Inspiration Software

Labdisc Gensci (Labdisc for General Science)


Learning.com Marketplace


Lightspeed Filtering and Reporting Solution (next-gen UNIX)

Lightspeed Systems


School Improvement Network

Math Teachlets Geometry and Algebra

Connections Education


School Specialty

Middle School STEM


Miller & Levine Biology iBook


Online Learning Exchange


PBS KIDS PLAY! Classroom Edition

Tribal Nova, Inc.

Pearson Algebra 1 Common Core Edition (iBook)


Pearson Geometry Common Core Edition (iBook)



Sharp Electronics



Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Electronics America Inc.

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

Samsung Electronics America Inc.

Science of Disney Imagineering: Roller Coaster Ride Builder Computer & Whiteboard App.

Disney Educational Productions

Splashtop Whiteboard

Splashtop, Inc.

State Signature Courses

Connections Education

Talk About It


TriCaster 455

NewTek, Inc.


Optoma Technology Inc.

Voyager Online Algebra

Cambium Learning Group/Voyager


Tech4Learning, Inc.

Tech & Learning also recognizes recently revised and updated products. This category honors already-released products that have made significant enhancements since the previous version of the same product and evolved with the changing technology to continue to offer the highest quality experiences for educators and students. This year's “Best Upgrade” winners include the following titles:


Adaptive Curriculum Math

Adaptive Curriculum

Adaptive Curriculum Science

Adaptive Curriculum



Blackboard Connect

Blackboard Inc.

Briggs/Cochran Calculus Early Transcendentals,
1e eText


ClassLink LaunchPad


Dell KACE K2000 Deployment Appliance


Destiny Library Manager

Follett Library Resources Digital Products

Discovery Education Science Techbook 2.0

Discovery Education

DreamBox Learning Math

DreamBox Learning

Econ Ed Live Online Courses

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Epson's BrightLink 485Wi

Epson America, Inc.

Epson's PowerLite 470

Epson America, Inc.

Epson's PowerLite 93+

Epson America, Inc.

Espresso Elementary

Espresso Education

Faronics Deep Freeze Enterprise




HMH Fuse: Algebra 1, Common Core Edition

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HP Z210 Small Form Factor Workstation




LanSchool V7.6

Stoneware, Inc.



Lexia Reading v8

Lexia Learning

MimioStudio 9 and MimioTeach


Motorola NX 9500 Integrated Service Platform

Motorola Solutions, Inc

My Big Campus

Lightspeed Systems

myON reader

Capstone Digital

Pearson Compass Suite


Pinnacle Instruction


Raptivity - Rapid Interactivity for Effective Learning

Harbinger Knowledge Products

Reading Assistant™

Scientific Learning Corp.

Safe Browser for iPod Touch and iPad








Sibelius First

Avid Technology

Study Island

Archipelago Learning

Teachscape Professional Learning Suite


Teachscape Reflect Video


Time To Know Digital Teaching Platform

Time To Know

Titanium Series Headset (with Guaranteed for Life Cord)





Cambium Learning Group/Voyager

WriteToLearn 7.0


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