EdTech Digest Awards Program 2017 | Shaping Our Future is, by the era in which we now live, an edtech company. And today, any educator, learner, or leader is at least a nascent technologist. Billions of dollars have been invested in this future, and we will no doubt invest billions more. Whatever the immediate figures, because of the integral nature of education to humanity’s ultimate survival, the long-term trend will only be up. In honoring cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters in education, we do so with a sense of excitement, but also a sense of responsibility. Dream-to-reality makers are awesome to behold. But the stakes are high because these honorees are shaping our future. Perhaps more so than in any other sector, in education there are mission-driven companies and there are purpose-driven people. For what mission, and for what purposes committed individuals or dedicated groups of people help advance the rest of us, is what we honor and celebrate here. And with that, here’s to the innovators, leaders, and trendsetters shining bright in one of the greatest fields of human endeavor. And the honorees are: Any education company =COOL TOOL AWARD FINALISTS: (Finalists listed below – winners are marked with *)
new product or service SMART Learning Suite from SMART Technologies CSI Private Eye from CSI Literacy Smartly from Smartly Sofatutor from Sofatutor Discovery Education Science Techbook from Discovery Education Awe Media from Awe Media Claned from Claned Group Enrollment Rx ABCmouse for Schools from Age of Learning StrongMind Digital Curriculum from StrongMind* product or service Top Hat from Top Hat Flipgrid from Flipgrid, Inc.* Newsela from Newsela E-rate Manager from Funds For Learning Renaissance Accelerated Reader from Renaissance Woot Math from Woot Math iTutor from iTutor Group Makey Makey Invention Kit from Makey Makey DreamBox Learning from DreamBox Learning Osmo from Tangible Play academic gaming solution CodeCombat from CodeCombat Sokikom from Sokikom ClassCraft from Classcraft Studios* Matific from Slate Science Grand Canyon Expedition from Brett E Shelton Writing Games from Toolwire Triseum Games from Triseum Prodigy Math Game from Prodigy MangaHigh Exotrex Science Adventure Game from Dig-It! Games assessment solution FastBridge Learning* IStation Learnosity from Learnosity Renaissance Star 360 Lumos StepUp from Lumos Learning TAO from Open Assessment Technologies Sapling Learning Edulastic Remark Test Grading Cloud Edition CLASS Online Assessment and Plan hardware solution ViewSonic CDE7061T Interactive Flat Belkin Air Shield Always On Protective zSpace Virtual Reality Learning Lab* ActivPanel from Promethean RICOH PJ WX415NI ultra short throw projector collaboration solution SMART Learning Suite from SMART Technologies Brainly HMH Marketplace eBackpack LMS v4 Nureva Span visual collaboration system LiveBinders Explain Everything BoomWriter WeVideo* Declara communication solution Netmedia Parents Evening Booking Blackboard Community Engagement ParentSquare ClassLoom Gather Education FlexCat from Lightspeed Technologies OOHLALA Mobile Bloomz App from Bloomz FrontRow 360 Alumni* content provider solution mozaBook from Mozaik Education Curriki Shmoop from Shmoop NewseumED Kids Discover Online pivotEd Creation Crate NextLesson Unlock by FLVS Cognero* arts, music, creative iZotope Pro Audio Essentials Soundtrap* Digital Theatre Plus CoSpaces from Delightex Travels with Music district data solution DataSense from Authentica Solutions* Otus LMS from Otus GuideK12 Global PD from Solution Tree ParentSquare Autodesk Sketchbook for Education Education Data Solutions IO Education Achieve 3000 Leadership Edition MAP Measures of Academic Progress e-learning, blended learning or flipped solution Cudoo mozaBook from Mozaik Education FlipIt IXL Learning Blackboard Personalized Learning Edgenuity DreamBox Learning from DreamBox Learning PBS Learning Media from PBS Movenote Labster* emerging technology solution Fulcrum Labs Boxlight Labdisc* Full Measure Education ClassWallet HumaGram from Promethean GoReact Snowflake MultiTeach Axonify Modest Tree Media 3Doodler from 3Doodler higher education learning solution Top Hat from Top Hat* Bridge U Masters and DoctoralNet Firecracker SafeColleges Online from Scenario Learning StepWise from Accuplacer REEF Education by i>clicker MyLab from Pearson panOpen Ready4 workforce skills or corporate training solution Fulcrum Labs University Beyond Event Leadership Institute Nepris from Nepris* Salesforce Trailhead Bridge from Instructure Grovo from Grovo NovoEd Cognotion Docebo IT networking connectivity / access solution vCloudPoint zero client Utelogy Thread Mojo Enforce Aruba ClearPass* learning management system NEO LMS from CYPHER LEARNING Edsby from Edsby eBackpack LMS v4 Joomla LMS Itslearning Canvas from Instructure* Jupiter iO by Jupiter Ed Docebo from Docebo D2L Brightspace Motivis Learning mobile (device) solution iC30 Cart by LocknCharge Vernier’s Graphical Analysis for Chrome REEF Education by i>clicker Kensington AC12 Security Charging PadCaster* mobile app (early childhood/elem) eSchoolPLUS Family App Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues Curious World DragonBox Numbers app from WeWantToKnow* Waterford iPad app from Waterford Institute mobile app (middle and high school) Autodesk Tinkercad* Skyward IXL app from IXL Schoold KnoteSter mobile app (postsecondary) DubLabs Myday by Collabco Bb Student OOHLALA Mobile Coursera* Guidebook language learning solution Voxy from Voxy* IStation Essential Spanish Vocabulary Flashcards Middlebury Interactive Languages from Middlebury Interactive Languagenut parent/student solution Blackboard Mobile Communications Edsby from Edsby eBackpack for Parents LivingTree SchoolMint* Learning Coach Central Skookii IO Education FreshGrade from FreshGrade Jupiter IO by Jupiter Ed presentation solution ViewSonic ViewSync 3 Wireless Presentation Gateway Epson DC-21 Document Camera ClassFlow Desktop from Promethean FrontRow* professional development learning solution SimpleK12 Global PD from Solution Tree Edthena from Edthena Silverback Learning Solutions Whetstone Education* Degreed Insight ADVANCE Eduplanet 21 PBS Teacherline ASCD myTeacherSource classroom management solution for teachers Top Hat ClassInsights from WebAssign* Edsby Showbie ClassFlow Desktop from Promethean Ogment Bloomz App from Bloomz Carrot Rewards Jupiter IO by Jupiter Ed Kickboard from Kickboard for Teachers security/privacy solution BrightBytes Digital Privacy, Safety & Security* EventTracker Cisco Stealthwatch DataSense from Authentica Solutions research, reference, or resource solution ABC-CLIO Solutions Database from ABC-CLIO* Newseum ED Defined Learning Pearson Writer Smithsonian Learning Lab STEM solution Ardusat* Lab4u Defined STEM Nepris from Nepris Bring Science Alive! Through My Window Elesapiens Science & Fun Amplify Science PrepMagic Cengage: MindTap for Mathematics personalized learning solution Maestro SIS by BocaVox Fulcrum Labs IXL Learning Silverback Learning Solutions* Zoomi Inc Fishtree DreamBox Learning Expertise Management for Corporate Professionals Learning Curve myON MobyMax special needs solution Kurzweil 3000 SMART Technologies Rethink First Fast ForWord Clicker Communicator Capti Voice* MAP Measures of Academic Progress Skills for Autism by SKILLS Global Pathfinder Health Innovations MobyMax MORE COOL TOOL AWARD FINALISTS: BookPagez iSpire from School Specialty Standard for Success Square Panda* EduSystem EdCast from EdCast QwertyTown Blackboard Planner Turnitin SlideRoom* Tales2go =LEADERSHIP AWARD FINALISTS: (Finalists listed below – winners are marked with *)
edupreneurs, startups Michal Borkowski Stanley Watts Alefiya Bhatia Greg Davies David Blake Carol Barash Idit Harel Steve Wandler and Lane Merrifield* Elad Shoushan Johanna Wetmore founder/ceo Bill Goodwyn Matthew Pittinsky Paul Zane Pilzer* Sam Chaudhary Jack Lynch Carol Ribeiro Eric Yang Saki Dodelson Phyllis Lockett Tom Davidson school leader Sylvain Kalache and Julien Barbier* Barbara Nesbitt Stu Keroff Matt Renwick Brad Currie Bethany Petty Joshua Clemmer and Michael Burke Anna Cutaia-Leonard Zachary Leonard Nancy Foote Darryl Adams visionary Matthew Ohlson Alan Katzman George Perreault Patricia Hoge Chad Lewis Chris Jagers Mark Breen Jessie Woolley-Wilson* Joe Ross Damian Creamer global leader Kelli Campbell Jerry Huang* Elad Shoushan John Baker Donna Stoering and Andy Anderson advocate Charlene Blohm John Harrington Christopher J. Nesi Jon Corippo Pam Lloyd* PR firm/publicist J Harrison PR Group* Communications Strategy Group C Blohm & Associates PR with Panache L Wolfe Communications MORE LEADERSHIP AWARD FINALISTS: Jay Silver Matthew Schnittman* Andre Thomas* Tyson J. Smith Michael Moody and Jason Stricker =TRENDSETTER AWARD FINALISTS: (Finalists listed below – winners are marked with *)
product or service setting a trend Wisewire Wisetail Discovery Education’s Techbook series LiteracyTA Degreed iTutorGroup OER Commons* Teachers Pay Teachers WeVideo panOpen leader setting a trend Joe Catania Donna Williamson* William Bushaw Len Scrogan Zac Leonard, Dan Koch, and Alex Stubenbort MORE TRENDSETTER AWARD FINALISTS: Curriculum Associates Schoolrunner* edWeb.net* The BLE Group Open English Perspectives for a Diverse America Cirkled In European Leadership University PeopleAdmin’s Inspired2Educate Blockchain Certificates Congratulations to all finalists! Finalists are listed above; winners are marked with an asterisk (*). Honoree badges are above and larger file versions are available here. Also, ask us about our promotional packages to help you in celebrating your success and getting the word out about your efforts; just click here and write: PREMIUM PKG in the subject line. * * * For a reminder notification about the next awards program opening, click here and be sure to include: REMINDER 2018 in the subject line. We will contact you at a later date with more information closer to opening. For a look at past instructions which will be out of date but may assist in planning, click here.