SIIA Announces Education Finalists for 2014 CODiE Awards

4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

SIIA Announces Education Finalists for 2014 CODiE Awards

146 Education Technology and Service Products Recognized in Peer-Reviewed Awards Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 31, 2014) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced the 146 finalists in Education categories for the 2014 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 31 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 12.

“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 119 products,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “I look forward to honouring them all in May at the Education 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 For more information on the Education Industry Summit, attending the CODiE Awards dinner, and to see a full schedule of events, visit

2014 CODiE Awards Education Finalists

Best Campus Academic Management Solutions
  • Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Inc.
  • EQUELLA, Pearson
Best Classroom Management Solution
  • LaunchPad Suite, ClassLink, Inc.
  • Kickboard, Kickboard, Inc.
  • LanSchool 7.7.3, Stoneware
  • eSchoolPLUS 3.0 Teacher Access Center, SunGard K-12 Education
  • Readiness for Common Core, Triumph Learning
Best Collaboration Solution for Students
  • Grom Social - Education Groups, Florida Virtual School- Global Services Division
  • myWriteSmart, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Aventuras Chat Tools, Vista Higher Learning
Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators
  • Professional Learning Programs,
  • OpenClass, Pearson
  • Declara, Pierson Labs
  • Promethean Planet, Promethean Inc. (USA)
Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution
  • Edvance360 LMS-SN, Edvance360
  • ExpertusONE, Expertus
  • GeT Interactive, Global eTraining
  • uCertify LABS, uCertify
Best Cross-Curricular Solution
  • Blackboard xpLor, Blackboard Inc.
  • Building Block for Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Inc.
  • for National Geographic Reach, Cengage Learning
  • EmbarK12, K12, Inc.
  • Practice Operations, McGraw-Hill/CTB
  • Centricity2, SchoolWires, Inc.
  • SharpSchool Content Management System, SharpSchool
Best Education Cloud-based Solution
  • Brain Hive, Brain Hive
  • LaunchPad Suite, ClassLink, Inc.
  • SpringBoard Digital, College Board - SpringBoard Division
  • Gaggle, Gaggle
  • GuideK12, geovisual analytics, GuideK12
  • JASON Expedition Center, JASON Project, National Geographic Society
  • Connections Education, Pearson
  • Remote Proctor NOW, Software Secure, Inc.
Best Education Reference Solution
  • Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences, ABC-CLIO
  • , CDWG
  • Literati School, Credo Reference
  •, Designmate(I) Pvt Ltd
  • Research Monitor, Euromonitor International
Best Educational App for a Mobile Device
  • DreamBox Learning Math, DreamBox Learning
  • Wings Learning System, Fuhu, Inc
  • iPrompts® PRO, HandHold Adaptive
  • GoClass+, LearningMate Solutions Canada Ltd.
  • SPARKvue 2.0, PASCO Scientific
  • Schoology, Schoology, Inc
  • Graphical Analysis for iPad, Vernier Software & Technology - Software Division
Best Game-based Curriculum Solution
  • Wings Learning System, Fuhu, Inc
  • Grammar Wonderland, Primary and Elementary, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Word Wonderland, Primary and Elementary, McGraw-Hill Education
  • VINCI Curriculum, Rullingnet
  • Smarty Ants Reading World (2nd grade), Smarty Ants, Inc.
Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas
  • Outdoor Education Course, Florida Virtual School- Global Services Division
  • Social Media Course, Florida Virtual School- Global Services Division
  • Inquiry,
  • Odysseyware, Odysseyware
  • teachWELD Welding Simulation, Realityworks
  • uCertify Learn, uCertify
Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution
  • Edmentum's Geometry on Plato Courseware, Edmentum
  • Edvance360 LMS-SN, Edvance360
  • Odysseyware, Odysseyware
  • Connexus, Pearson
  • Schoology, Schoology, Inc
Best K-12 Enterprise Solution
  • Blackboard Engage, Blackboard Inc.
  • The Learnosity Publisher Toolkit, Learnosity
  • MyLearningPlan Enterprise Suite, My Learning Plan Inc.
  • PowerSchool, Pearson
  • Schoolnet for PowerSchool, Pearson
  • Schoology, Schoology, Inc.
Best Learning Game
  • Word Raider: Quest, Ballard & Tighe, Publishers
  • ExploreLearning Reflex,
  • Wings Learning System, Fuhu, Inc
  • EcoDefenders, JASON Project, National Geographic Society
  • slateMath, Slate Science Inc
  • Mission US 2: "Flight to Freedom", Thirteen/WNET, New Media Group
Best Mathematics Instructional Solution
  • DreamBox Learning Math, DreamBox Learning
  • ExploreLearning Gizmos,
  • MyMathLab with Adaptive Study Plan, Pearson
  • slateMath, Slate Science Inc
  • TenMarks Math, TenMarks
  • Think Through Math, Think Through Learning
  • Wowzers, Wowzers
Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution
  • Achieve3000, Achieve3000
  • Health Care Career Exploration Learning Lab, Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook, Discovery Education
  • itslearning, itslearning, Inc.
  • LightSail, LightSail Education
  • iRead, Scholastic Education - Curriculum
Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution
  • Blackboard Analytics, Blackboard Inc.
  • Mosaic, Blackboard Inc.
  • EQUELLA, Pearson
  • The Starfish System, Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.
Best Postsecondary Learning Solution
  • Atomic Campus Integrate, Atomic Learning
  • Edvance360 LMS-SN, Edvance360
  • CourseConnect, Pearson
  • Pearson Writer, Pearson
  • uCertify LABS, uCertify
Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution
  • MindTap, Cengage Learning
  • Propero, Pearson
  • Snapwiz, Snapwiz Inc
  • Reading Plus, Taylor Associates Communications, Inc.
  • for Higher Education,
Best Professional Learning Solution for Education
  • Atomic Integrate, Atomic Learning
  • myCore, Insight Education Group
  • OpenClass, Pearson
  • Schoolnet EDS, Pearson
  • Teaching Channel, Teaching Channel
  • Teachscape Effectiveness Platform, Teachscape
Best Project-Centered Learning Solution
  • Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, Discovery Education
  • MyStudentSuccessLab, Pearson
  • Globaloria, World Wide Workshop
Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution
  • SpringBoard Digital, College Board - SpringBoard Division
  • CyberTeachers, eBerlitz, a division of Berlitz Corporation
  •, Learning A-Z
  • Reading A-Z, Learning A-Z
  • LightSail, LightSail Education
  • Writing Coach © 2012 iBooks for Grades 9 and 10, Pearson
  • ReadWorks, ReadWorks
  • iRead, Scholastic Education - Curriculum
Best Science/Health Instructional Solution
  •, Designmate(I) Pvt Ltd
  • JASON Expedition Center, JASON Project, National Geographic Society
  • Science A-Z, Learning A-Z
  • SPARKvue 2.0, PASCO Scientific
  • Connected Science System, Vernier Software & Technology - Software Division
Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution
  • myNGconnect for World Cultures and Geography, Cengage Learning
  • CourseConnect, Pearson
  • ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher, ProQuest
  • IntroStats Online, Sage Publications
Best Solution for Special Needs Students
  • Adobe Captivate 7, Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Goalbook, Goalbook
  • iPrompts® PRO, HandHold Adaptive
  • ChooseIt! Maker 3, Inclusive Technology Ltd
  • Read&Write Gold, Texthelp Inc.
Best Student Assessment Solution
  • Adobe Presenter 9, Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Edmentum's Study Island, Edmentum
  • onTRAC, Interactive Achievement
  • McGraw-Hill eAssessment, McGraw-Hill Education
  • WriteToLearn, Pearson
  • uCertify TEST, uCertify
Best Use of Video to Support Student Learning
  • Adobe Presenter 9, Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Health Care Career Exploration Learning Lab, Delmar Cengage Learning
  • MyStudentSuccessLab, Pearson
Best Virtual Learning Solution
  • LaunchPad Suite, ClassLink, Inc.
  • GeT Interactive, Global eTraining
  • ONboard for Advanced Placement, McGraw-Hill Education
  • SCOREboard for AP Test Prep, McGraw-Hill Education
  • SmartBook, McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group
  • uCertify Learn, uCertify

For more information on the Education Industry Summit, attending the CODiE Awards dinner, and to see a full schedule of events, visit

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 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

Media Contacts
• Laura Greenback, SIIA Communications, 202-789-4461,
• Saul Hafenbredl, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x25,

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