SIIA Announces Education Finalists for 2013 CODiE Awards

148 education technology and service products recognized in peer-reviewed awards program

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 20, 2013) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced the 148 finalists in Education categories for the 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards. These finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector.

This year’s program features 23 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. New this year, Best Personalized Learning Solution was the program’s most popular category. Due to its popularity, the category was split into Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution and Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution.

Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Ed Tech Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 6.

“We’re pleased with the innovative educational technology products that made it to this stage. All of this year’s finalists show great promise, and they should be proud of their finalist status,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “I look forward to seeing them all in May at the Ed Tech Industry Summit.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists, and SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2013/finalists.asp. For more information on the Ed Tech Industry Summit, attending the CODiE Awards dinner, and to see a full schedule of events, visit http://www.siia.net/etis.

2013 CODiE Awards Education Finalists

Best Classroom Management Solution

  • McGraw-Hill Education: McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group: McGraw-Hill SimNet Online
  • Pearson: PowerSchool
  • Stoneware: LanSchool 7.7
  • Wowzers: Wowzers

Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution

  • Adobe Systems, Inc.: Adobe Captivate 6
  • Blackboard Inc.: Blackboard Learn for Salesforce
  • GlobalEnglish: GlobalEnglish Product Suite
  • NetDimensions: NetDimensions Talent Suite

Best Cross-Curricular Solution

  • Blackboard Inc.: CourseSites by Blackboard
  • CompassLearning: Renzulli Learning
  • eInstruction: Insight 360 - with Mobi 360
  • eInstruction: Insight 360 with Teacher app for iPad
  • Gaggle: Gaggle
  • Knovation: icurio
  • SoftChalk LLC: SoftChalk Cloud
  • StudySync: StudySync
  • Turnitin: Turnitin

Best Education Community Solution

  • Blackboard Inc.: CourseSites by Blackboard
  • ConnectYard, Inc.: ConnectYard
  • Discovery Education: Discovery Educator Network
  • Gaggle: Gaggle
  • Grockit: Learnist

Best Education Game or Simulation

  • BrainPOP: Guts and Bolts
  • Cambium Learning Group: VmathLive
  • ChineseCUBES: ChienseCUBES (AR)
  • DreamBox Learning: DreamBox Learning Math
  • ETA Hand2mind: VersaMate
  • ExploreLearning.com: ExploreLearning Reflex
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group: McGraw-Hill Practice Marketing
  • Triad Interactive Media, Inc.: PlatinuMath: An Online Formative Assessment Math Game
  • WILL Interactive, Inc.: JumpMaster

Best Education Reference Solution

  • ABC-CLIO: The American Mosaic: The Latino American Experience
  • Credo Reference: Literati by Credo
  • PBS: PBS LearningMedia
  • Questia: Questia
  • Scholastic Library Publishing: Grolier Online
  • Trinity Education Group: InSync Education

Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device

  • Blackboard Inc.: Blackboard Mobile Learn
  • ClassLink, Inc.: ClassLink LaunchPad iOS & Touch Apps
  • eInstruction: Insight 360 with Teacher app for iPad
  • Inspiration Software, Inc.: Inspiration Maps
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group: McGraw-Hill Anatomy & Physiology Revealed
  • Pearson: iLit
  • Pearson: Pearson iBook2 Textbooks
  • School Improvement Network: PD 360 Mobile
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.: Sail Through Math app
  • Vernier Software & Technology - Software Division: LabQuest 2 App

Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas

  • Arcademics: Arcademics Plus
  • Avant Assessment: iCAN
  • Florida Virtual School- Global Services Division: Mawi Leadership Course
  • McGraw-Hill Education: McGraw-Hill Studio Space: ArtTalk and Exploring Art
  • Mindset Works: Mindset Works® SchoolKit
  • Ripple Effects: Ripple Effects Whole Spectrum Learning System
  • Waterford Institute: Waterford Early Learning

Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution

  • Blackboard Inc.: Edline LCMS by Blackboard EngageTM
  • Chalkable: https://chalkable.com/
  • ClassLink, Inc.: ClassLink ClassMate
  • CompassLearning: CompassLearning Odyssey
  • Follett Software Company: Aspen Curriculum & Learning Student Information System (SIS)
  • PLATO Learning, Inc.: PLATO Learning Environment (PLE)

Best K-12 Enterprise Solution

  • Aspex Solutions: AppliTrack Recruiting
  • GuideK12: GuideK12-geovisual analytics for education
  • Netchemia: Netchemia's TalentEd | K-12 Strategic Talent Management Suite
  • Pearson: Schoolnet
  • Schoology, Inc: www.schoology.com

Best Mathematics Instructional Solution

  • Carnegie Learning, Inc.: Carnegie Learning MATHia Software powered by Cognitive Tutor
  • Curriculum Associates: i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction
  • DreamBox Learning: DreamBox Learning Math
  • ExploreLearning.com: ExploreLearning Reflex
  • Florida Virtual School- Global Services Division: Ko's Journey
  • Pearson: digits
  • Reasoning Mind: Reasoning Mind
  • Slate Science Inc: Slate Math
  • Whizz Education Inc.: Math-Whizz

Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution

  • Achieve3000: eScience3000
  • Agilix Labs, Inc: Buzz
  • Avant Assessment: iCAN
  • Capstone Digital: myON reader
  • Carnegie Learning, Inc.: Carnegie Learning MATHia Software powered by Cognitive Tutor
  • ChineseCUBES: ChienseCUBES (AR)
  • DreamBox Learning: DreamBox Learning Math
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.: SRA Reading Laboratory 2.0
  • Think Through Math: Think Through Math
  • Waterford Institute: Waterford Early Learning

Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management Solution

  • Blackboard Inc.: Blackboard Learn
  • Edvance360: Edvance360 LMS-SN
  • Pearson: OpenClass
  • Vista Higher Learning: Vista Higher Learning Supersite

Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution

  • Blackboard Inc.: Blackboard Analytics
  • Blackboard Inc.: Blackboard Transact
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group: McGraw-Hill Tegrity Campus
  • Pearson: EQUELLA

Best Postsecondary Learning Solution

  • Atomic Learning: Tech Skills Plus Training Package
  • Blackboard Inc.: Blackboard Learn
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group: McGraw-Hill Connect
  • Pearson: OpenClass
  • Triad Interactive Media, Inc.: PlatinuMath: An Online Formative Assessment Math Game

Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution

  • Altius Education: Helix Personalized Learning
  • Blackboard Inc.: Blackboard Learn
  • Cengage Learning: MindTap
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group: McGraw-Hill SimNet Online
  • Pearson: MyEconLab with Knewton
  • Pearson: MyMathLab with Knewton Adaptive Learning
  • Pearson: Propero

Best Professional Learning Solution for Education

  • edWeb.net: edWeb.net Professional Learning Programs
  • Empirical Education Inc.: Observation Engine
  • Insight Education Group, Inc.: myCore
  • Pearson: Pearson Compass Suite
  • Vulcan Productions: Success at the Core

Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution

  • Capstone Digital: myON reader
  • Learning A-Z: ReadingA-Z.com
  • McGraw-Hill Education: McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders
  • StudySync: StudySync
  • Texthelp Systems, Inc.: Fluency Tutor
  • Urban Planet Mobile: Writing Planet
  • Vista Higher Learning: Vista Higher Learning Supersite
  • VitalSource Technologies Inc.: Online Practice System
  • Waterford Institute: Waterford Early Learning

Best Science/Health Instructional Solution

  • Cengage Learning: myNGconnect
  • ExploreLearning.com: ExploreLearning Gizmos
  • Learning A-Z: ScienceA-Z.com
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group: McGraw-Hill Anatomy & Physiology Revealed
  • Pearson: Lab Investigator Tools

Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution

  • ABC-CLIO: American Government
  • McGraw-Hill Education: McGraw-Hill networks: A Social Studies Learning System
  • ProQuest: ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher
  • Scholastic Library Publishing: FreedomFlix

Best Solution for Special Needs Students

  • Brighter Futures for Beautiful Minds: Wonkidos Animated Social Skills
  • CompassLearning: Renzulli Learning
  • Learning A-Z: Raz-Kids.com
  • Monarch Teaching Technologies: VizZle District Edition
  • Texthelp Systems, Inc.: Read&Write GOLD with Web Apps

Best Student Assessment Solution

  • Curriculum Associates: i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction
  • MasteryConnect: MasteryConnect
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group: McGraw-Hill SimNet Online
  • Pearson: Prep for the GED Test: MyFoundationsLab Edition
  • Pearson: Schoolnet
  • Promethean Inc. (USA): Promethean ActivEngage
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.: Everyday Mathematics® Assessment Differentiation
  • Wireless Generation: mCLASS Beacon

Best Virtual Learning Solution

  • Adaptive Curriculum: Adaptive Curriculum
  • Altius Education: Helix Personalized Learning
  • itslearning, Inc.: itslearning
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group: McGraw-Hill Practice Marketing
  • Pearson: MyFoundationsLab
  • Questia: Questia
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.: Glencoe Math Courses 1-3

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

Media Contacts
• Laura Greenback, SIIA Communications, 410-533-1943, lgreenback@siia.net
• Saul Hafenbredl, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x25, saul@cblohm.com

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