T&L Announces the 2009 Awards of Excellence Winners

T&L Announces the 2009 Awards of Excellence Winners

Outstanding Education Technology Products Saluted

SAN BRUNO, CA (October 28, 2009) – Tech & Learning magazine today named 65 education technology products as winners in its prestigious 27-year-old recognition program. Honored software, hardware, network, 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 more than 100 entries across the country, chose the winners.

“This year’s awards have grown to include new hardware and network categories,” says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group. “Our judges, which include stalwarts such as our resident expert Joe Huber and the staff of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy, put dozens of entries through their paces. To come out with their seal of approval is a testament to the product.”

Entries were divided into two categories: New Products and Best Upgraded Products. Winning selections include numerous Internet-based programs, as well as software for handheld devices and several document cameras and visual presenters. This was the first year hardware and network/server-based products were allowed into the contest. Among the high-quality offerings being honored are resources addressing management, safety, communication, differentiated learning, and other key areas in education.

Please join us in congratulating the 33 New Product winners of the 2009 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Look for detailed descriptions and judges’ comments in the December 2009 Awards Issue.


Title -- Publisher

Aha!Science Whiteboard Edition -- Learning.com
Apangea Writing -- Apangea Learning
Assistive Technology Collection -- Atomic Learning
AVerVision CP355 Interactive Document Camera -- AVerMedia
BrainPOP Educators -- BrainPOP
CompassLearning Odyssey High School -- Compass Learning
CP-WX410 -- Hitachi Home Electronics
Discovery Education Science for Elementary -- Discovery Education
DreamBox Learning K-2 Math -- DreamBox Learning
Epson DC-06 -- Epson
Epson PowerLite 410W -- Epson
Ignite! Math -- Ignite!Learning
In2Books -- ePals, Inc.
INTERWRITEMOBI™ -- eInstruction
Livecribe Pulse pen, Livescribe -- Inc.
Lumens PS660 Desktop HD Visual Presenter -- Lumens Integration
MemoryLifter for iPhone™ and iPod-Touch® -- LearnLift
Meru Networks AP-320 -- Meru Networks
Moo-O -- EyePower Games
NewsMaker -- EyePower Games
New Teacher Microphone -- Audio Enhancement
Operation: Resilient Planet -- National Geographic – The JASON Project
Read to Learn Program -- Attainment Company
REDCAT – All-in-one Classroom Audio System -- Lightspeed Technologies
ResponseWare® -- Turning Technologies LLC
Sketchpad LessonLink -- Key Curriculum Press
SMART Classroom Suite -- SMART Technologies
The SPARK Science Learning System -- PASCO Scientific
Student Pass Around Microphone -- Audio Enhancement
VizZle -- Monarch Teaching Technologies
WiggleWorks, Scholastic, Inc.
Write Online -- Crick Software

Tech & Learning also recognizes the Best Upgraded 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 32 titles:


Adobe Digital School Collection -- Adobe
Avid Sibelius 6 -- Avid
Blackboard Connect 3.1 -- Blackboard
DeepNines Secure Web Gateway -- DeepNines Technologies
DyKnow Monitor -- DyKnow
DyKnow Vision -- DyKnow
Epson PowerLite 85 -- Epson
ExploreLearning Gizmos for Elementary Math -- ExploreLearning.com
Faronics Anti-Executable -- Faronics
Faronics Power Save -- Faronics
Faronics WINSelect -- Faronics
Frames 4 -- Tech4Learning
Gaggle.Net Student Email and Collaboration Tools -- Gaggle.Net
iPrism Web Filter -- St. Bernard Software
KBOX Systems Deployment Appliance -- KACE
KBOX Systems Management Appliance -- KACE
LabQuest -- Vernier Software and Technology
LanSchool v7.2 -- LanSchool
MailMarshal SMTP -- M86 Security
MathXL® for School -- Pearson
MemoryLifter 2.2 -- LearnLift
NetSupport Notify -- NetSupport
NetSupport School -- NetSupport
RTI Package™ for the Academy of READING® -- School Speciality Intervention
SAS Curriculum Pathways -- SAS
SchoolFusion Classroom -- School Fusion
SchoolRecruiter™ -- Netchemia LLC
SMART Notebook SE (Student Edition) -- SMART Technologies
Snagit 9 -- TechSmith
Spector360 -- SpectorSoft
Total Traffic Control -- Lightspeed Systems
Type to Learn 4 -- Sunburst Technologies