Tech & Learning Announces 2015 Awards of Excellence Winners

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33rd ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY TECH & LEARNING MAGAZINE

Outstanding Education Technology Products Saluted

NEW YORK, NY – (October 5, 2015) – Tech & Learning magazine today named 124 education technology products as winners in its prestigious 33-year-old recognition program. Honored software, hardware, network, App 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 hundreds of entries, chose the winners.

"Once again this year, the Tech & Learning judges examined hundreds of entries to select the winners of 2015"s Award of Excellence. This wasn't just checking off spec sheets and surfing other people's reviews. Each product was handled and scored individually. Not an easy task." says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media's Tech & Learning Group. “These companies can be proud that their products were selected as winners by this prestigious team of judges."

Entries were divided into two categories: New Products and Best Upgraded Products. Winning selections include software , apps and Web-based products, as well as hardware and AV tools. Among the high-quality offerings being honored are resources addressing management, safety, communication, differentiated learning, assessment, and other key areas in education.

Please join us in congratulating the New Product winners of the 2015 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Look for detailed descriptions and judges' comments in the December 2015 Awards Issue.

NEW PRODUCT WINNERS

ABC-CLIO

“Course Essentials” Video Learning Module Series

Acer

Acer C910

Adobe

Adobe Slate

Anthro Corporation

YES Charging Cabinet for Mini-Laptops

Aver Information Inc. Americas

AVerCharge C30i 30 Device Smart Charging Cart

Barracuda

Barracuda Mobile Device Manager

Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Studio Camera

Bloomz, Inc

Bloomz App

Boxlight Inc.

Boxlight DeskBoard

BrightBytes

BrightBytes Early Warning Module

Califone LLC

PA283

Califone LLC

E3T/USB Ear Bud

Califone LLC

KB4 - Bluetooth Keyboard

Califone LLC

PA329 Wireless PresentationPro

Capstone

PebbleGo Next

Casio

Casio EcoLite XJ-V1

Classroom, Inc.

After the Storm: The Daily Byte

Compass Learning

Pathblazer

Compass Learning

Hybridge

Compass Learning

GoQuest

Curriculum Associates

Door 24 Plus

Discovery Education

Discovery Education Math Techbook™

Dreyfous & Assocaites

EduSystem

Edgenuity Inc.

Edgenuity MyPath

Epson America

Epson BrightLink® 536Wi

Ergotron

LearnFit Student Standing Desk

Faronics

Deep Freeze Cloud

Gaggle

Gaggle School & District Websites

Handwriting Without Tears

Keyboarding Without Tears

Horizon DataSys

RollBack Rx Home Edition

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HMH Player

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Curiosityville

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Go Math! Academy

Insight Education Group

ADVANCEfeedback™

ISTE

Lead & Transform Diagnostic Tool

Apperson

Apperson Evo Social and Emotional Learning (formerly SEL+ Compass)

Knovation

icurio 2.0

Knowledge Delivery Systems

Professional Learning Platform (PLP)

Lerner Publishing Group

Audisee eBooks with Audio

Lightspeed Systems

Classroom Orchestrator

MakerBot

MakerBot PrintShop - Shape Maker

Max Interactive Inc

Max Shield Xtreme Case

Mentoring Minds

Total Motivation, a supplmental curriculum which integrates print and online components

Microsoft

Office Mix

MindPlay

Understanding Dyslexia

MindPlay

MindPlay Teacher Companion

Nepris

Nepris

PASCO Scientific

PASCO Wireless Spectrometer & Spectrometry software

PASCO Scientific

SPARK Element

Pearson

DRA2+ (Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition, Plus)

Pearson

Pearson Middle Grades American History 2016

PresenceLearning

PresenceLearning Special Education Instruction

Promethean

ActivPanel by Promethean

Redbird Advanced Learning

Redbird Mathematics

SMART

SMART kapp

Stanton Communications

Loot Pursuit: Pompeii

SunGard K-12 Education

eSchoolPLUS Family App

TCI

Econ Alive! The Power to Choose

TCI

Bring Science Alive!

Teacher's Discovery

Voces ESL/ELD eTextbook

Teacher's Discovery

Voces U S History Digital Courseware

Tech Image

UM351W with DisplayNote

TIME for Kids

TIME For Kids Classroom App

Tripp Lite

Triumph Learning 

16-Port Tablet Charging Station

Waggle Smart Practice, Assess, and Instruct 

Truenorthlogic

Calibration Connect

Vernier Software & Technology

KidWind Advanced Wind Experiment Kit and Renewable Energy with Vernier Lab Book

www.autodesk.com

Autodesk Tinkerplay

Xirrus, Inc.

XR-630 With XMS- Cloud management

Tech & Learning also recognizes recently revised and updated products. This category honors products that have made significant enhancements to previous versions of the same product that have evolved to meet the changing needs of technology. This year's Best Upgrade winners include the following titles:

BEST UPGRADED PRODUCT WINNERS:

Company Product Acer Acer C740 Chromebook Acer Acer Aspire Switch 10 Apperson, Inc. Apperson Evo Academics Free Teacher Edition Atomic Learning Atomic Integrate Autodesk Autodesk Tinkercad Barracuda Barracuda Backup Barracuda Barracuda Message Archiver Barracuda Barracuda Web Filter Barracuda Barracuda Firewall Barracuda Barracuda Email Security Service ClassLink ClassLink Connections Learning by Pearson GRADPOINT Connections Learning by Pearson Educational Technology and Online Learning Courses Connections Learning by Pearson Connexus® School Management System Edgenuity Inc. Edgenuity Curriculum and Learning Management System Edmentum Study Island Edmentum Computing for EducationCity Edmentum New Learner Experience and Courses for Plato Courseware ExploreLearning ExploreLearning Reflex Faronics Deep Freeze Enterprise Faronics Faronics Insight Fuel Education LearnBop, an exclusive partner of Fuel Education Gaggle Safe Classroom LMS  Infobase Issues & Controversies Curriculum Associates i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction Learning Bird Learning Bird Lexia Learning myLexia® App for the Apple Watch Lightspeed Systems Web Filter Mackin Educational Resources Mackin VIA Mimio MimioStudio 11.3 with MimioMobile3 app My Learning Plan Inc. MLP PDMS (MyLearningPlan Professional Development Management System) NetSupport, Inc. NetSupport School PBS PBS LearningMedia Pearson MyStatLab: Interactive Assignments for MyStatLab Pearson iLit 4.0 Pearson iLit ELL Promethean ClassFlow designed by Promethean Samsung Electronics America Samsung Chromebook 2 with Intel Celeron processor Scantron Scantron Analytics School Loop School Loop

Schoology

Science Bits

Schoology

Science Bits

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display System Sonocent Ltd Sonocent Audio Notetaker Version 4 (Windows) Stoneware, Inc. webNetwork 6.3 Stoneware, Inc. LanSchool 7.8 TALES2GO INC Tales2Go Texas Instruments The TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator The College Board SpringBoard® Digital Think Through Learning Inc. Think Through Math Truenorthlogic PD Connect

Turnitin

Turnitin

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