2019 – Finalists & Winners

THE EDTECH AWARDS 2019 | Lighting the Way

A very big congratulations to the finalists of The EdTech Awards 2019!

In an age of rapid technological change—innovators, leaders, and trendsetters are our greatest treasures. If our age is golden, they’re lighting the way.  

Nearly a decade in, The EdTech Awards persists in its salute. Featured are the creators and champions of the sufficiently advanced technologies that sometimes wow us, seek to help us, and ultimately move us forward.  

On the cusp of this new age in learning and education, technology is the vehicle—but who are the engineers, the strategists, the pilots? Who are the dreamers that dream, the builders, inventors, and architects of our future?

From one monolithic milestone to the next, civilizations may come and go. As we build this one—qualifying it through careful correction, ensuring progress, making mastery and advancement real—we awaken to our full potential.  

We’re it, the chance is ours—and for learners, leaders, and earnest students of the future—the future is bright.

Here’s to those with their shoulders to the wheel.

(Finalists listed below – winners are marked with * )

FINALISTS & WINNERS BADGES AND PRESS RELEASE AVAILABLE HERE 

NOTE: Beautiful TROPHIES are available for purchase for WINNERS as well as FINALISTS

1 ::: THE EDTECH COOL TOOL AWARDS


FINALISTS:

adaptive technology solution

ABCmouse Mastering Math
Adaptive Keyboarding
Amplifire Learning
DreamBox Learning Math
Edmentum Exact Path
Fulcrum Labs
i-Ready Mathematics and Reading
MobyMax*
Stride by Fuel Education
SuccessMaker

 

administrative solution

Abl Master Scheduler
GuideK12 geovisual analytics*
Livingtree Give
Maestro SIS by BocaVox
OneView
RaaWee K12 TDPS
RYCOR
SignUpGenius
Standard For Success
Swing Education

 

artificial intelligence (AI) solution

24 by Securly
MATHia*
SelfStudy360
The Web for Classrooms
WordDive

 

arts, music, or creative solution

3Doodler Create+
Adobe Spark For Education
Book Creator
Buncee
Fender Play*
Imagine Forest
Music Lifeboat
Soundtrap
The ONE Piano Hi-Lite
Writing A-Z

 

authoring tools solution

Cloubi Ltd
Easygenerator employee authoring
Modest3D Xplorer
mozaBook*
VTS Editor

 

career / hiring / internships:

career planning solution

BECOME.ME
ChatterHigh Communications U.S. Inc
Grow Your Beauty Career (Interactive Assessment)
Journeys Map
MaiaLearning 3.0
Testing & Education Reference Center
Xello*

 

hiring solution

Employee Fit Assessment Tool
Interfolio*

 

internships solution

Odysseyware Courses*

 

classroom management solution

Chromebook Teacher View from Radix
ClassroomAPP
Edsby*
Impero Education Pro V7
LanSchool Air
Maestro SIS by BocaVox
Nearpod
NetSupport School
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Renaissance Flow 360®

 

coding, computer science, engineering solution

Autodesk Tinkercad*
Code Avengers
CodeCombat
CodeHS
CoderZ by Intelitek
codeSpark Academy
LEGO Education Coding Express
Little Robot Friends Teacher Edition
Proto
Robogarden Inc.

 

collaboration solution

Blackboard Collaborate
crowdbeamer
Optoma Creative Touch IFPDs
Project Pals
Quilla from QuirkLogic
RaaWee K12 TDPS
TeamWork from Extron
TRUTOUCH VN Series Interactive Display
ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP6550 Interactive Display
Zoom Video Communications*

 

college prep solution

CCRA – College and Career READY Assessment
College Cost & Compare Calculator
LifeLaunchr
MaiaLearning 3.0*
Social Media Strategic eCourses for College Admissions from Social Assurity

 

communication solution

Bloomz
ClassDojo
FreshGrade*
GlobalViewer Campus Communication Suite
HC3 App – Harmony CMS Control Center
K12 Insight – Let’s Talk!
Livingtree Engage
One Call Now
SchoolVoice
Set2Meet

 

content provider solution

Discovery Education Streaming Plus*
Nearpod
Science A-Z
Shmoop
StrongMind Digital Curriculum

 

corporate training solution

AVADO
Coursera Skills Benchmarking Tool*
GoSkills
Intrepid Discover
Intrepid Learn
O’Reilly
onQ
Percipio from Skillsoft
TurningPoint web
Udemy for Business

 

curriculum and instruction solution

Adobe Captivate 2019: The Essentials workbook
Building Blocks of Science 3D Curriculum & Instruction
DreamBox Learning Math
Eduplanet21
Fender Play
FunShine Online Early Learning Curriculum
Medical Office Software Simulation (MOSS 3.0)
Mosa Mack Science
Ogment
StrongMind*

 

digital courseware solution

Apex Learning Tutorials
Avado
CollegeScope online courseware
Edmentum Courseware*
MobyMax
Odysseyware
Perceivant
StrongMind
Suite360
TypeTastic

 

e-learning, blended, or flipped solution

Building Blocks of Science 3D E-Learning
ClassPace
CollegeScope
Gnowbe
Istation Español
IXL Learning* (education)
Learnlight Blended Learning* (workforce)
Play and Learn 3D@
Raz-Plus
Wonder Kids

 

emerging technology solution

Abl Master Scheduler
Student Helioviewer Tool
LanSchool Air*
onQ
PCS Edventures Discover Drones

 

enrollment & admissions solution

Advantage Orientation
Element451
FormBuilder Rx by Enrollment Rx
GlyphEd
Kira Talent*
Maestro SIS by BocaVox
OMPT – Online Mathematics Placement Test
SchoolMint
Smart Choice
vibeffect

 

games for learning / simulation solution

CapsimInbox®
Challenger Center Simulation-Based Center Missions
HoloLAB Champions*
Mathletics 3P Learning
Matific for Schools
MikesBikes from Smartsims Business Simulations
Oir
Reading Eggs – Learn to Read
ST Math
Thermonator – The Matter Maker

 

hardware for education solution

ActivPanel
AVer CP3 Series Interactive Flat Panel
BenQ RM7501K Interactive Flat Panel
Clear Touch Interactive® 6000U Series Panel
Ergotron’s LearnFit® SE Sit-Stand Desk
HoverCam Pilot X
HUE Pro Camera
MimioSpace*
TRUTOUCH VN Series Interactive Display
ViewSonic PS750W Ultra-Short Throw Interactive Projector

 

higher education solution

APL nextED
Blackbullion
Campus Management-CampusNexus Platform
Gradescope
iClicker
Jenzabar One
Middle Atlantic Products L7 Series Lectern
Smartly*
Spring Theory
TurningPoint web

 

language arts solution

IXL Learning
MobyMax
National Geographic Panorama: Reading Through the Lens of Science*
PEG Writing
StrongMind

 

language learning solution

Drops* (multiple)
Glossika
Imagine Language & Literacy
Inspire Literacy: iLit ELL
iTutorGroup
Little Fox
Mango Languages
Qkids English
Voxy* (English)
WordDive

 

learning analytics / data mining solution

Blackboard Analytics for Learn
Civitas Learning
Early Insights Suite
IntelliBoard*
Intellus Learning

 

learning management system (LMS) solution

Blackboard Learn
Canvas
Cortex LMS
Edsby LMS
Foundry Deeper Learning Management Solutions
itslearning*
NEO LMS
Schoology Cool Tool LMS
TOPYX
WISDOM LMS

 

literacy / reading solution

Big Universe by Fuel Education*
Foundations in Learning – Access Code
Highlights Library from Highlights for Children
Imagine Language & Literacy
Lexia PowerUp Literacy
Miss Humblebee’s Academy
Moji Moji
ReadWorks
Renaissance myON Reader™
Super-Duper Stories

 

math solution

ABCmouse Mastering Math
Agrinautica
Buzzmath
Discovery Education Math Techbook
DreamBox Learning Math
ExploreLearning Reflex
FogStone Isle
Happy Numbers*
Imagine Math
Istation Math
IXL Learning
MATHia
Mathigon
Mathletics 3P Learning
Matific for Schools
MobyMax
SOWISO
ST Math
Summit Math from Fuel Education
Woot Math

 

mobile app solution – early childhood, elem.

ABCmouse for Teachers
Clever Kids University
codeSpark
Creatubbles
Deluxe Learning Kit
Headsprout*
Matific Galaxy Maths Games
Mobilmo
Raz-Plus
Rockmelon Parent Edition

 

more mobile app solutions

mobile app solution – middle & high school

Hero K12
IXL Learning
Kahoot! app creator*
Mobilmo
mozaik3D app
Skyward, Inc.

 

mobile app solution – postsecondary

iClicker Cloud*
myWGU Mobile
Ready Education
The Blackboard app

 

networking, IT, connectivity or access solution 

Aruba IntroSpect
C3 Micro-Cloud
Lightspeed Systems Relay
TeamDynamix
Untangle NG Firewall*


new product or service (released in 2017 or later)

Abre
Amplify Reading
Apex Learning New Generation Courses
Bitsbox
BrainPOP Creative Coding
Campus Management Occupation Insight
Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit
ClassLink OneSync*
EdOptim V2.0
FilterED
HoloLAB Champions
IDEA
Inventionland Institute Design Service
L3 Skills
Lightspeed Systems Classroom
Lightwell
LingoZING!
Moby Suite
My School Dance
PASCO Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS
PlayworksU
Realityworks Blood Pressure Simulator
Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection
Renaissance Flow 360®
RFPMatchOnDemand
ScholarshipUniverse
Super-Duper Stories
SyncBlasts by StudySync
Time To Know Echo
zSpace VR/AR Laptop

 

new product or service – hardware

AfterShock iPad (2018) case with Omni Stand
Belkin’s Wired Tablet Keyboard for Chrome OS (USB-C Connector)
Califone® Grouplink™ Bluetooth Jackbox
crowdbeamer*
MimioFrame
NeoTech Plus Series
NeoTech Series
Rugged Chromebook Shell
Telepresence Robots Connecting Students and Teachers
Tripp Lite’s DMCS60100XX – Mobile Flat-Panel Floor Stand

 

courses / open learning solutions

online courses / MOOCs solution

AVADO Virtual Learning Campus
Gale Courses*
Philanthropy University

 

open educational resources (OER) / open learning solution

Curriki*
Intellus Learning

 

parent / student solution

Bloomz*
Edsby
FreshGrade
ProTeen
STEMrangers Science Night

 

personalized learning solution

Blackboard Classroom
Claned
DreamBox Learning Math
Imagine Math
IXL Learning
MathemaTIC
Mindspark
Ocean Circulation in the North Atlantic (WGBH, NASA, PBS LearningMedia)
Otus*
Qkids English

 

presentation solution

Adobe Spark For Education
Epson PowerLite® L610U
Nearpod*
Optoma Creative Touch IFPDs
TRUTOUCH VN Series Interactive Display

 

product or service (general)

ASSIST Education, LLC
Blockchain-Secured Records from Learning Machine
Catchbox
CHEQROOM
ClassWallet
Course Hero*
GroupMap Class Brainstorming
QwertyTown
RedShelf
TestHound

 

professional development learning solutions

for teaching

Action Research Tutorials
AVID Center
edWeb.net
Insight ADVANCE’s ADVANCE Suite
K12 Insight – Customer Experience Workshops
National Certificate for STEM Teaching (NCST) from the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE)
Participate Communities of Practice
Personalized skills and learning platform for teachers
Renaissance-U®*
Teacher Vitae Evaluation, Observation and Portfolio Solution

 

for workforce

Bridge Employee Development Suite*
Business Challenge
CapsimInbox®
Digital Marketing Institute Membership Platform
Executive Challenge
Management Challenge
University of Fashion

 

professional skills solution

AVADO – Dot Native
Delivering Measurable Results with 3.0 Adaptive Learning
ParaSharp
SonoSim, Inc
Trailhead*

 

resources / other helpful sites or tools for education

CASE Item Bank
x2VOL by intelliVOL*
Operation Prevention
Trauma Informed Series training toolkit
PBS LearningMedia
Big Deal Book: Technology for K12 Educators
Creative Problem Solving
Blackboard SafeAssign
UnlockingTime.org
Learning About X-rays With Lula & Ethan


robotics (for learning, education) solution

Cue from WonderWorkshop*
DFRobot Boson Kit
KIBO STEAM Robot Kits
robots4STEM
ROYBI ROBOT

 

science solution

Curiosity Cube™ Mobile Science Lab
Discovery Education Science Techbook
Elementary School Science
ExploreLearning Gizmos
FlinnPREP
Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy
LabCamera*
Science4Us
Smart Science® Lessons
Tablecraft

 

science, tech, engineering, math (STEM) solution

Aristo STEM Connection
Defined STEM
Discovery Education STEM Connect
Learning Blade
littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit*
PCS Edventures Discover Drones
Smart Science® Online Interactive Learning
Spark 101 (program of the 114th Partnership)
STEMscopes™ NGSS 3D
Vernier Go Direct® Sensors

 

skills solution (a.k.a. 21st-century skills) solution

AchieveWORKS Skills 21st century skills*
Assessing and Improving Learners’ Soft Skills with Bongo
BECOME.ME
Budget Challenge – Road Test for Personal Finance
CapsimInbox®
Global Problem Solvers: The Series
Ignite My Future in School (IMFIS)
SAM Challenge
Snowflake MultiTeach® from NUITEQ®
x2VOL by intelliVOL

 

social studies solution

ABC-CLIO Solutions
Britannica School Insights
Kids Discover Online*
Project Imagine: U.S. History
StrongMind Social Studies

 

special needs / assistive technology solution

BIPTrack
BridgingApps.org
FlashAcademy® EAL
IBCCES Advanced Autism Certification
KidConnect Classroom
Learning Ally Mobile Reading App
ListenTALK
MyVRSpot Closed Captioning & Language Translation
RoboKind*
Rockmelon Parent Edition

 

student information system (SIS) solution

Alma | Rethink SIS
Cortex LMS
Jupiter iO from Jupiter Ed*
Maestro SIS by BocaVox
Serosoft Solutions Pvt Ltd

 

study and prep solutions 

student study tools solution

Budbeed.com
StudySmarter*
Unicheck

 

test prep solution

FlinnPREP
Study Island*

 

testing & assessment solution

Building Blocks of Science 3D Testing & Assessment
edifyAssess
enCase from TE21*
FastBridge Learning
Learnosity
MAP Reading Fluency
PSI Bridge™
Renaissance Star 360®
RM Assessor3
The Evaluator

 

tutoring solution

GradeSlam
iTutorGroup
TutorMe
Varsity Tutors
Wyzant*

 

video-based learning solution

ADVANCEfeedback from Insight ADVANCE
AVADO – Dot Native
Camtasia
Echo360*
GoReact
Kaltura
MyVRSpot
NewTek TriCaster Mini
onQ
Snowflake MultiTeach® from NUITEQ®

 

virtual reality, augmented reality (VR/AR) solution

3DBear AR
Aristo AR Learning Kit
Breaking Boundaries in Science
Google Expeditions
ENGAGE Immersive VR for education
ITI VR Crane Simulator
MERGE Cube
myxd3D
Virtuali-Tee
zSpace VR/AR Laptop*

 

write-in: OTHER (name it)

Classcraft – Engagement Management System (EMS)
K12 Insight – Let’s Talk! – Customer Experience Platform
Ogment – Curriculum Mapping and Management Solution
Radix VISO – Interactive Touchscreen Management Solution*
RANDA TOWER Core – Teacher Effectiveness Solution
Spring Theory – Experiential Learning Solution
STEMscopes™ Early Explorer – PreK/Early Childhood Learning Solution
MobyMax – Early Learning Solution
OnSolve – Emergency Notification System
Walkabouts – Active Learning Platform

 

MORE COOL TOOLS

2gnoMe – Personalized Skills Platform for Teachers
ACES from Allovue – District Expenditure & Reporting Solution
AR Fashion Designer – Augmented Reality Fashion Design Tool
EdPrivacy by Education Framework – Student Privacy Solution
Formlabs Form 2 – Desktop 3D Printer
GetEdFunding – Funding Opportunities Resource
Proctorio’s Learning Integrity Platform – Academic Integrity Solution*
Standard For Success – District Data Solution
Tech Defenders – Mobile Device Solution
Elephango – Your Perfect Curriculum Companion

 

 

2 ::: THE EDTECH LEADERSHIP AWARDS


FINALISTS:

edtech author/speaker

Gene Kerns
Hall Davidson
Sonny Magana*

 

founder(s) / CEO 

Adam Pisoni – Abl
Andrew Grauer – Course Hero
Charlene Blohm – CB&A
Cheryl Vedoe – Apex Learning
Cindy Hollar – TE21, Inc.
David Whelan, Sandra Whelan – ENGAGE
Gregg Scoresby – CampusLogic
Jake Schwarz – General Assembly
Jane Kubasik – 114th Partnership
Jessie Woolley-Wilson – DreamBox
Jinal Jhaveri – SchoolMint, EdTech Holdings
Karthik Krishnan – Encyclopaedia Britannica Group
Landon Taylor – Base 11
Michael E. Spencer – ASSIST Education, LLC
Wade Willett – MobyMax
Richard Margolin – RoboKind
Rob Waldron – Curriculum Associates
Sari Factor – Edgenuity*
Susan Wells – TechTerra Education
Teddy Gabbart – Gabbart Communications

 

founder(s) / CEO – startup

Alex Inman – Educational Collaborators
Chaks Appalabattula – Bloomz
Christina Balotescu – 360Alumni
Daniel Farkas, Mark Szulyovszky — Drops
Erin Mote – InnovateEDU / Cortex
Ilya Zeldin – 2gnoMe
Jeremy Keeshin – CodeHS
Paxton Riter – iDesign
Victoria Adams – Engear
Vivi Friedgut – Blackbullion*

 

higher education technology leader

Bengisu Tulu
Chris Chumley
Gregg Scoresby*
Mike Olsen
Wong Yin Cheung, Eugene

 

national (U.S.) leader

Elliott Levine – HP Inc.
Frank Bonsal III – Towson University Incubator*
Jennifer Womble – Future of Education Technology Conference
Leslie Wilson – One-to-One Institute
Wade Willett – MobyMax

 

global leader

Eric Yang
Ron Yekutiel, Shay David, Michal Tsur, Eran Etam*
Michelle R. Zimmerman

 

public relations (PR) firm working in edtech 

C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
J Harrison Public Relations Group
KEH Communications
PR With Panache!*
Thompson Drake PR & Marketing

 

school leader

Bethany Petty
Brian Seymour*
Carl Hooker
Cheryl Hibbeln
Christina Casillas
Christopher Ray
Jeff McMahon
Jennifer Miller
Jim Wasielewski
Jose Espinoza
Kaitlyn Wright
Kyle Berger
Micah Shippee
Michael Daria
Paul Turnbull
Sarah Loew
Shawn Wigg
Stu Keroff
Susan Gilley

 

visionary  

Alina von Davier – ACTNext
David Whelan – ENGAGE
Frank Bonsal III – Towson Edu
Glynn Willett – MobyMax
Greg Firn – RoboKind
Keith Bergstrom – Prestwick House
Miriam Bogler – Project Pals
Roseann Freet, Paula Hidalgo and team – Assessment Center, Age of Learning
Todd Brekhus – myON
Vernon Johnson, Ed.D. – Accelerate Learning*

 

 

3 ::: THE EDTECH TRENDSETTER AWARDS


FINALISTS:

edtech company setting a trend 

Accelerate Learning
Apex Learning
CatchOn
ClassLink
Connect2Teach
Discovery Education
ENGAGE Immersive VR Education*
Higher Ground
Inventionland Institute
Kingsland University School of Blockchain
LearnPlatform
MobyMax
NuVU Studio
Portfolium
Riipen
SelfStudy
Shmoop
Stage 32
TechSmart
Trilogy Education Services

 

edtech group setting a trend 

iTutorGroup
Mid-Pacific Institute Technology Program*
Navitas Ventures

 

educator setting a trend

Allison Rodman
Ben Kalb
Cathy Hunt
Don Wettrick
Jay Miles
Jeff McMahon
Liu Yijie*
Neeru Mittal
Robert Pronovost
Sylvain Kalache and Julien Barbier

 

leader setting a trend

Casey Bienvenu*
Damian Creamer
Glynn Willett
Kathleen deLaski
Wade Willett

 

product or service setting a trend

ABCmouse Assessment Center*
Caveon Smartitem API
Cengage Unlimited
Diamond Assets
EVERFI Critical Skills
FunShine Online Digital Early Learning
Kajeet SmartBus
littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
LRNG: The Future of Work x Learning
Ogment
Paddl Games by Paddl Co.
PlayMaker from IMDA
Portfolium Digital Badging & Pathways
RaaWee K12 TDPS
Revibe Connect
robots4STEM
Ruckus Networks / Lenovo VR Classroom Kit
Vemo Education
Walkabouts
WIN Learning Career Readiness System

 

school leader setting a trend 

Corey Ryan
Don Wettrick*
Joseph McBreen
Krissy Novy
Matt Harris

 

NOTE:

(Finalists listed above – winners are marked with * )

FINALISTS & WINNERS BADGES AND PRESS RELEASE AVAILABLE HERE