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Tech & Learning Magazine Names the Winners of the Best of 2021

Best of 2021
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Tech & Learning magazine has named the winners of the Awards of Excellence: Best of 2021 (opens in new tab) contest, which recognizes educational technology that exceptionally supported teachers and students last year. 

The contest focused on outstanding products that supported education this past year no matter the learning environment, whether face-to-face, remote, or anything in between. Eligible products included hardware, software, curriculum, and more, all divided by grade levels to make it easier to find the solutions you need. 

Each nominee answered the following questions: What specific problem does this product solve? How did your product exceptionally support teaching and learning in 2021? How does your product address the challenges facing education today?

Tech & Learning's panel of educators evaluated the nominations based on a set of criteria that included: the product’s ability to support different learning environments and student needs; value; versatility; and ease of use. 

“2021 was another challenging year for schools, so it was inspiring to see both educators and the industry continue to come up with new solutions to support teaching and learning,” says Tech & Learning Content Director Christine Weiser. “Our judges were impressed with the creativity presented by our Best of 2021 (opens in new tab) nominees, many of whom found new and innovative ways to use technology to ensure students continue to get an equitable education in any learning environment.” 

The complete listings will be featured in the February 2022 issue of Tech & Learning magazine. Please join us in congratulating the following winners of the Awards of Excellence: Best of 2021 (opens in new tab)

PRIMARY WINNERS

COMPANY PRODUCT
Accelerate Learning Inc. STEMscopes suite
Acer Acer Chromebook R853TA
Age of Learning My Math Academy
Amira Learning Amira Learning
AVer Information, Inc. AVer VB130
AVer Information, Inc. Laptop Charge Carts
Boxlight MimioConnect® Blended Learning Platform
Boxlight MyStemKits
Boxlight ProColor interactive display
Breakout EDU Breakout EDU Subscription
CatchOn CatchOn
ClassLink ClassLink Suite
CTL CTL Chromebook NL72TW
Curriculum Associates i-Ready
CYPHER LEARNING NEO LMS
Defined Defined Learning
Discovery Education Discovery Education K-12 Learning Platform
Discovery Education Mystery Science
Edmentum Exact Path
Edmentum EdOptions Academy
EiE, Museum of Science Engineering is Elementary®, 2nd Edition
ExploreLearning Frax
Frontline Education Student Health Management with COVID-19 Functionality
Hazel Health School-Based Telehealth
Infobase The Mailbox® School and District
IXL Learning IXL
IXL Learning Rosetta Stone
LEGO® Education LEGO® Education Professional Development
LEGO® Education LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential
Lexia Learning Lexia® English Language Development™
Lightspeed Systems Lightspeed Alert
Lightspeed Systems Lightspeed Filter
MAXCases Explorer 4 Work-In Case
Merge Merge EDU
MIND Research Institute ST Math
MobileMind MobileMind
MobyMax MobyMax
Move This World Move This World SEL Curriculum
Pathway Innovations, Inc. eGlass
PowerGistics Core16 USB
PowerSchool PowerSchool Overall
PowerSchool PowerSchool Unified Classroom
PresenceLearning Therapy Essentials
Promethean ActivPanel
Reading Horizons Reading Horizons Discovery
Rise Vision Digital Signage
Savvas Learning Company Savvas Math Screener and Diagnostic Assessments for enVision Mathematics Grades K-8
Scholastic Inc. Scholastic News
SMART Lumio
Sourcewell SpringMath
Studypad SplashLearn
Tales2go Inc. Tales2go Audiobooks
Teaching Things OTIS for Educators
TeachTown enCORE
Twig Education Twig Science Next Gen
ViewSonic Corp. ViewSonic myViewBoard Visual Learning Suite

SECONDARY WINNERS

COMPANY PRODUCT
Accelerate Learning Inc. STEMscopes Science
Acer Acer TravelMate Spin B3
AVer Information, Inc. DL30
AVer Information, Inc. M11-8M
Boxlight MimioConnect® Blended Learning Platform
Boxlight MyStemKits
Boxlight ProColor interactive display
Boxlight-EOS Boxlight-EOS PD
CatchOn CatchOn
ClassLink ClassLink Suite
Clear Touch RL400 PTZ Camera
CTL CTL Chromebook PX11-E
Discovery Education Discovery Education K-12 Learning Platform
DisplayNote Montage
Edmentum Apex Courses
Edmentum Apex Tutorials
Edmentum Courseware
Edmentum Exact Path
Edmentum EdOptions Academy
Education Advanced, Inc. BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC)
Education Advanced, Inc. Cardonex
Education Advanced, Inc. TestHound
Flinn Scientific PAVO
Frontline Education Professional Growth / My Growth Journey
Gale, part of Cengage Group Gale In Context: For Educators
GameSalad, Inc. GameSalad for Education
HUE HUE HD Pro
IXL Learning IXL
Jupiter Jupiter
Liberty AV Solutions DigitaLinx HDMI & USB-C HDBaseT Wall Plate Extension Set w/USB
Mackin MackinVIA
ManagedMethods ManagedMethods
Mango Languages Mango Classroom
MAXCases Explorer 4 Work-In Case
MobileMind MobileMind
Move This World Move This World SEL Curriculum
NetSupport Inc. classroom.cloud
NoRedInk Co. NoRedInk
Pathway Innovations, Inc. eGlass
Piper Learning, Inc. Piper Make
PowerGistics Core16 USB
PowerSchool PowerSchool Overall
PowerSchool PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Promethean ActivPanel
Rex Academy Technology Learning Platform
Savvas Learning Company Experience Physics
Savvas Learning Company Savvas Math Screener and Diagnostic Assessments for enVision Mathematics Grades K-8
SchoolStatus SchoolStatus Communication Platform
Shmoop Heartbeat™
Study.com Study.com
Swivl Teams by Swivl
TeacherMade TeacherMade PRO
TutorMe TutorMe
UWorld UWorld Learning Tools for AP Courses
ViewSonic Corp. ViewSonic ELITE XG2431 Gaming Monitor
Vivi Vivi
Wacom One by Wacom
Xello Xello

HIGHER ED WINNERS

COMPANY PRODUCT
ClassLink ClassLink Suite
Crestron Crestron Flex Video Conference System Integrator Kit
Learningtogo Brainybot
Pathway Innovations, Inc. eGlass
RedShelf RedShelf eReader & Content Delivery System (CDS)
Samsung Electronics America M7 43” with eco remote
Samsung Electronics America 24” Webcam Monitor S4
Sharp NEC Display Solutions of America PA804UL
Shure MV5C Home Office Microphone
Sonic Foundry/Mediasite Mediasite Video Platform
TutorMe TutorMe
ViewSonic Corp. ViewSonic LD135-151 Direct View LED Display