SIIA Announces CODiE™ Award Winners for Education Technology Industry

Twenty-eight innovative products recognized for industry excellence

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2013) The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced the winners of the 2013 CODiE Awards in education technology during a special awards reception and dinner, held during SIIA’s annual Ed Tech Industry Summit. Overall, 28 winners were recognized for their products and services deployed specifically for the education technology market.

All of the education technology nominated products and services were first reviewed by a group of tech-savvy educators from across the nation, whose evaluations determined 82 finalists. SIIA members then reviewed these finalists and voted to select 28 CODiE Award winners, listed here by category, company, and product/service:

Best Classroom Management Solution Stoneware LanSchool 7.7
Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution GlobalEnglish GlobalEnglish Product Suite
Best Cross-Curricular Solution SoftChalk LLC SoftChalk Cloud
Best Education Community Solution ConnectYard, Inc. ConnectYard
Best Education Game or Simulation Triad Interactive Media, Inc. PlatinuMath: An Online Formative Assessment Math Game for Preservice Elementary Teachers
Best Education Reference Solution PBS PBS LearningMedia
Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device School Improvement Network PD 360 Mobile
Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas Florida Virtual School- Global Services Division Mawi Leadership Course
Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution CompassLearning CompassLearning Odyssey
Best K-12 Enterprise Solution Schoology, Inc Schoology
Best Mathematics Instructional Solution DreamBox Learning DreamBox Learning Math
Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution DreamBox Learning DreamBox Learning Math
Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management Solution Pearson OpenClass
Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group McGraw-Hill Tegrity Campus
Best Postsecondary Learning Solution Atomic Learning Tech Skills Plus Training Package
Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution Cengage Learning MindTap
Best Professional Learning Solution for Education Pearson Pearson Compass Suite
Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution Learning A-Z ReadingA-Z.com
Best Science/Health Instructional Solution Cengage Learning myNGconnect
Best Science/Health Instructional Solution ExploreLearning.com ExploreLearning Gizmos
Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution ABC-CLIO American Government
Best Solution for Special Needs Students Brighter Futures for Beautiful Minds Wonkidos Animated Social Skills
Best Solution for Special Needs Students Learning A-Z Raz-Kids.com
Best Student Assessment Solution Curriculum Associates i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction
Best Virtual Learning Solution Adaptive Curriculum Adaptive Curriculum

Three top winners were also chosen during the awards ceremony:

Best K-12 Solution PBS PBS LearningMedia
Best Postsecondary Solution Atomic Learning Tech Skills Plus Training Package
Best Education Solution Atomic Learning Tech Skills Plus Training Package

“SIIA’s 2013 CODiE Award winners show that innovation and growth is alive in many areas of the educational technology industry,” SIIA Vice President for the Education Division, Karen Billings. “Among these 28 visionary winners, you’ll find the many of the most exciting ed tech products and services out there. I look forward to seeing the impact they have on the PK-12 and postsecondary markets.”

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2013/.

About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 700 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

About the CODiE™ Awards
The CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.

Media Contacts

• Laura Greenback, SIIA Communications, 410-533-1943, lgreenback@siia.net

• Saul Hafenbredl, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x25, saul@cblohm.com

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