2017 – Finalists & Winners

EdTech Digest Awards Program 2017 | Shaping Our Future 

2017 EdTech Awards image.pngAny education company 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:

=COOL TOOL AWARD FINALISTS: (Finalists listed below – winners are marked with *)

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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*


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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 from 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

Maestro SIS by BocaVox

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

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 *)

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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 *)

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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. 

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