The curriculum discovery and management solutionearned the prestigious industry recognition in the category of Best Digital Aggregation & Sharing Solution
(WASHINGTON D.C.) July 11, 2017 —Lesson Planet, an online curriculum resource discovery and management solution that provides educator reviews of open educational resources as well as curriculum management tools for K-12 classrooms, today announced that its platform was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Digital Aggregation & Sharing Solution category. Finalists represent applications, products, and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the pre-K–20 sector.
With the Lesson Planet solution, educators can search more than 350,000 free and open online educational resources that have been curated, reviewed, and rated by experienced, subject-specific teachers in accordance with Lesson Planet's rigorous evaluation rubric. Educators can search by grade, subject, type, standard and more to quickly find just the right lesson plan, unit, video, worksheet, app, presentation, etc.. Resource reviews include expert educator evaluations, teaching tips, classroom considerations, pros and cons, aligned standards, resource metadata, and URLs linking to the resource.
Lesson Planet also makes it easy for educators to easily drag and drop resources into custom collections as well as use the curriculum management system to organize and plan the scope and sequence of their assignments, lessons, units, and courses. The platform makes it simple for teachers to build collections, share them with colleagues, or deliver them to students as online assignments.
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for more than 30 years. Lesson Planet was honored as one of 160 finalists in the 34 education technology categories. The CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores determine the CODiE Award finalists, and SIIA members then vote on the finalist products.
“I am impressed by the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the 2017 CODiE award finalists,” said Bridget Foster, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN), a division of SIIA. “These products are opening doors for learners of all ages by combining new technologies with research about how people learn in order to respond to student and educator needs.”
LuAnne Abercrombie, Lesson Planet’s chief product officer, commented, “We are incredibly honored to be a finalist for the SIIA CODiE Awards. Earning recognition from our industry peers is immensely gratifying, and has reinvigorated us in our mission to help educators, schools and districts discover, manage and share the best online educational resources.”
About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services, and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visitSIIA.net/CODiE.
About Lesson Planet
The Lesson Planet is an award-winning, educator-curated, online curriculum resource discovery solution that is intuitively integrated with an easy-to-use, drag and drop curriculum management system that has been designed by educators for educators, curriculum specialists, librarians and administrators. Lesson Planet allows educators to easily discover high-quality, teacher-reviewed online educational resources; then use the collection building and curriculum management tools to organize and plan the scope and sequence of their assignments, lessons, units, and courses. The platform makes it simple for teachers to build custom collections of resources, share them with colleagues, or deliver them to students as online assignments. Lesson Planet’s School Edition is an enterprise version that makes it easy for school and district administrators to manage accounts, single sign-on access, reporting, resource management, etc. Founded by educators in 1999, Lesson Planet is committed to helping educators, schools and districts discover, manage and share the best online educational resources. For more information, please visitLessonPlanet.com.
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