Editor's Note: Our Annual Accolades

Another year passes; another crop of edtech gear gets put through the wringer by Tech&Learning’s expert panel of judges for the Awards of Excellence. What you read on these next several dozen pages are not reheated press releases but real summaries of tests performed by actual educators who ask pertinent questions: How well does it work in the classroom environment? How easy is it for students and teachers to use? And, most importantly, how effective is it in improving learning? This was not a simple task and the winners selected here earned their right to be recognized.

While we’re on the “Best Of” topic, be sure to peruse the thoughts and words of many of our Tech&Learning advisors. These are the folks who truly fulfill our editorial mission to share best practices amongst edtech leaders. Their presentations and conversations at Tech Forums (now called Tech&Learning Live) and School CIO Summit events are what drive the articles you read online at techlearning.com and here in the magazine each month. I want to thank them for their years of contribution to our success and promise not to tease them when some of their predictions on the future of edtech fall flat in next month’s issue.

Finally I want to thank you for reading and encourage you to contact us if you are interested in becoming an advisor, attending our events, judging products, and writing for Tech&Learning. We have plenty of room!

— Kevin Hogan
Content Director,