2018 – Finalists & Winners

THE EDTECH AWARDS 2018 | Moving Forward

Congratulations to the finalists and winners of The EdTech Awards 2018 and may their resolve inspire others! The innovators, leaders, and trendsetters represented here are dauntless, dedicated, and determined in their work.

In this age of rapidly accelerating technological growth, it might be easy to lose sight of what moves everything forward: the indomitable power of the human spirit. 

But in no other field is the human spirit more alive than education, where educators and supporting technologists are literally shaping our future. 

The work of the educator is often undervalued and overlooked, but educators and technologists supporting them play a leading role in our world. 

Thus, we very proudly recognize, acknowledge, honor, and celebrate the biggest names in edtech – and newer talents shaping the future of edtech.

And here they are:

(Finalists listed below – winners will be marked with * )

  

1 ::: THE EDTECH COOL TOOL AWARDS


FINALISTS & WINNERS:

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new product or service

Abl Master Scheduler
Amplify Fractions
Articulate 360
ASSIST Education
Digital Literacy Assessments
EquatIO
Exact Path
Formstack
Higher Ground
LEGO Education
Mediasite RL Mini by Sonic Foundry
Mojo Networks
Novel Effect
Ogment
PAPERbasket*
PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom
Renaissance Flow 360™
Teaching Tolerance
Vretta Inc.
Wordly Wise i3000™

product or service

Adobe Creative Cloud
ClassLink
Hero K12
Kahoot!*
Learning Genie
MAX Cases
Portfolium
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
Rethink Ed
Verso Learning

adaptive technology solution

Adaptemy
Blueprint LSAT Prep’s Adaptive Learning Technology
Claned Group*
CogBooks
Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready
DreamBox Learning Math
Edgenuity UpSmart™
Smart Sparrow
Stride by Fuel Education
Woot Math Adaptive Practice

administrative solution

Allovue Balance
JotForm
CatchOn
ClassWallet
Standard For Success (SFS)
LivingTree
Abl Master Scheduler
Frontline Education – Frontline Insights Platform*
TeachPoint Educator Evaluation Solution

artificial intelligence (AI) solution

BlackBeltHelp
EdCast: AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud for Personalized Corporate Learning
Zoomi, Inc.
Hubert.ai*
MATHia Software

arts, music, or creative solution 

Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Spark
Scalar Learning
Soundtrap*
TechSmith Corp.

authoring tools solution 

Adaptive Keyboarding
CK-12 PLIX Authoring Tool*
Interactive Lesson Platform Tool for PBS LearningMedia
iSLCollective Video Quiz Maker & Publishing Platform
Ogment
Screencastify
SMART Learning Suite
Wisewire
Wixie
Writing A-Z

badging / credentialing solution 

Core Learning Exchange
Credly*
Participate platform
Salesforce (Trailhead)
WIN Learning

career planning solution   

ASVAB Career Exploration Program
BeVisible
CareerInSTEM
Careers in the Military powered by ASVAB CEP
Fulcrum Labs & Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Handshake
Kuder Career Planning System*
Nepris
Project Discovery’s Planning Career Goals
Xello

classroom management solution   

Bloomz App
eBackpack
Edsby
Hero K12
Impero Education Pro from Impero Software
Netop Vision for Chromebooks
NetSupport School
PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom
Renaissance Flow 360*
Showbie

coding, computer science, engineering solution   

codeHS
Codemoji
CodeMonkey Studios – Coding Adventure
Codesters
Edabit
Growth Tribe
LEGO Education
littleBits Code Kit*
Piper Computer Kit
STEMscopes DIVE-in Engineering

collaboration solution   

AVer CP754I
Blackboard Collaborate
ClassFlow Family of Software
Deekit*
Flipgrid
Insight ADVANCE
NUITEQ Snowflake MultiTeach
SMART Learning Suite
TRUTOUCH UB Series Interactive Display
ViewSonic® ViewBoard® IFP7550 Interactive Flat Panel Display

college prep solution   

Kuder Navigator®
LifeLaunchr*
Social Assurity
TE21’s CASE College and Career READY Assessment
Unispotter

communication solution   

Apptegy
Bloomz App
ClassDojo*
Gabbart Communications
InformaCast
IO Education – Messenger feature within the Classroom Solution
LivingTree
SchoolStatus
Signal Kit
Signal Vine

content provider solution   

Beyond Textbooks
Defined STEM
Nearpod*
Science A-Z
Shmoop Online Courses

corporate training solution   

Axonify
Bridge by Instructure*
EdCast: AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud for Personalized Corporate Learning
Emtrain
Learning Without Limits
NovoEd
Skillary
Skillsoft’s Percipio platform
Time To Know
Udemy For Business

curriculum and instruction solution   

Achieve3000
Direct Your Future™
Discovery Education Streaming Plus
Dual Sliders for Correlated Properties
EduChange, Inc.
GLM Education
Ogment*
StrongMind Courseware
Total Motivation English Language Arts
Unit Planner – Eduplanet21

digital courseware solution   

Graduate America
Keyboarding Without Tears
ORIGO Stepping Stones 2.0
StrongMind Courseware*
The Princeton Review

district data solution   

Certify
Data Connect
DBHawk From Datasparc
FreshGrade Education
Frontline Education – Frontline Insights Platform
GuideK12, geovisual analytics for education
IO Education – IO Insights
Performance Matters (PM) Growth Platform*
Standard For Success (SFS)
Synergy Education Platform

e-learning, blended, or flipped solution   

D2L Brightspace for K-12
Edmentum’s Courseware
FLVS Playbook
Imagine Language & Literacy
Istation
IXL Learning
MobyMax*
NovoEd
Schoology
Screencastify
TechSmith Corp.

 


emerging technology solution   

EVERFI, Inc.
GoGuardian
Hubert.ai
LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.
Otus Student Performance Platform
Pilot by HoverCam
Software2*
Turnitin Revision Assistant
Yewno Discover

enrollment & admissions solution   

Course Merchant
Full Measure Education
Kira Talent
SchoolMint*
TrueDialog

games for learning / simulation solution   

ARTé: Mecenas (by Triseum)
Budget Challenge
CapsimCore
Classcraft*
ExploreLearning Gizmos
Martha Madison by Second Avenue Learning
Mobilmo
Read to Lead: Community in Crisis
Simformer business simulations platform
Tinybop Schools

hardware for education solution   

ActivPanel
Belkin’s Rockstar 10-Port USB Charging Station
Boxlight
D6510 Interactive Whiteboard
Ergotron Charging Locker
Optoma ZW300USTi
Pilot by HoverCam*
The PowerPro PA920
Tripp Lite
Hue HD Pro Camera

higher education solution   

Blackboard Learn
CampusLogic
Computational ClassNotes
Expert TA
Mursion, Inc
rSmart
SafeColleges Training
Software2
Study.com
TeamDynamix
Top Hat*

hiring / internships solution   

FlexibleClass
Florida Virtual School – Internship Program
Formstack
Handshake*
x2VOL by intelliVOL    

IT networking, connectivity, or access solution   

8400 Core Switch Series from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
ADTRAN ProCloud Subscription Services
Forward Edge
Intellatek
Mojo Networks
TeamDynamix
Tripp Lite
Untangle NG Firewall*
Utelogy — Utelogy Platform
Mobile Beacon

language arts solution   

Elementary Language Arts
FlexibleClass.com
Headsprout
IXL Learning*
Mirrors & Windows for Passport
MyloWrites
Sharing Personal Experiences
SpringBoard Digital
Study It
StudySync

language learning solution   

Babbel*
ELSA – A.I. assistant for language and speech training
Fast ForWord
Languagenut
Live Lingua
LOL: Learn Other Languages
POLYGLOTS
Positive Learning
Sound Spelling Transfer Kit
Wibbu (Ruby Rei)

learning analytics / data mining solution   

Blackboard Predict
Claned Group
Lea(R)n
Otus Student Performance Platform*
Time To Know

learning management system (LMS) solution   

Blackboard Learn
Canvas by Instructure
eBackpack
Edsby
itslearning
LearnUpon
Moodlerooms
Motivis Learning*
NEO LMS
Schoology

 


lesson planning solution   

Jupiter iO
n2y
Ogment
Reading Plus
SMART Learning Suite*

literacy / reading solution   

Book Retriever
Lexia Reading Core5 – MyLexia Reports
Literacy Pro/Literacy Pro Library
myON
One More Story
Reading Eggs Junior
ReadWorks
ThinkCERCA
United Through Reading*
Zinc Reading Labs

maker / DIY solution   

Adafruit
HUE Animation Studio
Piper Computer Kit
STEMscopes DIVE-in Engineering
Tenka Labs – Circuit Cubes*

math solution   

Alive Studios
Buzzmath
CanFigureIt Geometry
Discovery Education Math Techbook
DreamBox Learning Math*
EquatIO
Fog Stone Isle
MATHia Software
Mathventure for 4th Grade
ST Math: K-6

mobile app solution – early childhood, elementary   

Brightwheel*
EduKids Connect
Headsprout
LeapFrog Academy
Raz-Plus

mobile app solution – middle, high school   

Blackboard Mobile Communications App
CK-12 Mobile Apps for K-12*
Collisions by PlayMada Games
Adobe Spark
IO Education – PupilPath
Mobilmo
IXL Learning
Ruby Rei
UWorld
WIN Learning – WIN Atlas Mobile App

mobile app solution – post-secondary   

EduMe
MindTap Pronounce, part of the MindTap Mobile app*
Modo Labs
OOHLALA Mobile Inc.
The Blackboard app

mobile devices solution   

EduMe
Istation
Lightspeed Systems Relay for Chrome
Mobile Beacon*
Tripp Lite

MOOCs and online course solution   

FutureLearn*
Salesforce (Trailhead)
Santa Clara County Office of Education Educational Technology Services Team
Study.com Working Scholars
Virtual College

OER (open educational resources) / open learning solution   

CK-12 – Free Personalized Learning Platform for K-12 STEM
Collections by Destiny
CPALMS
Intellus Learning*
Top Hat

parent / student solution   

Blackboard Teacher Communication
ClassFlow Moments App
Edsby*
PTC Wizard
Storypark

personalized learning solution   

Cerego
CK-12 Personalized Learning Platform
ClassLink
FreshGrade Education*
myON
Pro Innov. Pathways – Santa Clara County Office of EdTech Services Team
StrongMind Courseware
ThinkCERCA
Vretta Inc.
Zoomi, Inc.

presentation solution   

101 EDU PPT
AmpliVox Sound Systems
Beekast
Buncee*
ClassFlow Family of Software
Epson BrightLink® 710Ui
Glogster
The PA Pro PA11
Unio by Harness
Voki

professional development learning solution   

Bridge by Instructure
Edthena
edWeb.net
Insight ADVANCE*
observe4success
PBS TeacherLine
PD Planner – Eduplanet21
Performance Matters (PM) Professional Development Management
Renaissance-U®
TeachPoint Professional Development Tracking Solution

professional skills solution   

8th Light’s Modern Apprenticeship Program
Codecademy
Cognotion
edWeb
Fulcrum Labs & Aviation Institute of Maintenance*
MindTap for Business Statistics with Excel Online – Cengage Learning
Mursion
Sibme
Simformer business simulations platform
YouSeeU

resources / other helpful sites or tools for education   

AFT’s Share My Lesson
BookWidgets
Destiny Library Manager (Destiny Discover)
Grammarly*
PledgeCents
TE21’s CASE Item Bank
TeacherNG
The Best High School Journalism by the JEA
The Better Their World Student Project Database
Wisewire

 


robotics (for learning, education) solution   

ArcBotics
KIBO Robotic Kit
RoboLoco*
Robolink
Robots.Education

 


security / privacy solution   

Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection
Cisco Stealthwatch
EdPrivacy by Education Framework Inc.*
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Raptor Technologies

science solution   

BioBeyond by the Inspark Teaching Network
Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms
Discovery Education Science Techbook
ExploreLearning Gizmos
Happy Atoms
Koantum
Science A-Z
Smart Science Education Inc.*
The Curiosity Cube
UL Xplorlabs

social studies solution   

ABC-CLIO Solutions
Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook
Mission US: Up from the Dust
The Great War Collection on PBS LearningMedia
Voters Ed by Second Avenue Learning*

special needs solution   

Clicker 7
Exceptional Child
Fast ForWord®
GoalWorks
MobyMax
n2y*
PresenceLearning’s Online Early Childhood Services
Rethink Ed
Robots4Autism
The Marvel Focus Desk

STEM solution   

4D+ Utopia 360° Space Exploration
Aristo e-Companion for Interactive Geography
Circuit Scribe
KiraKira3D
MyStemKits.com
Piper Computer Kit
Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab*
STEMscopes PreK-12 Curriculum
The Curiosity Cube
VariQuest CREATE Package

student information system (SIS) solution   

Alma
ASSIST Education
Jupiter iO
Shenzhen Cloudpoint Technology Co., Ltd
Skyward School Management System (SMS 2.0)*

student study tools / tutoring solution      

APA Style CENTRAL®
Course Hero
GradeSlam
MindTap for Business Statistics with Excel Online – Cengage Learning
NoRedInk Premium
StudyBlue – Homework Help
The Princeton Review
Tinycards
Unicheck
Varsity Tutors*

testing prep solution

BenchPrep
Blueprint LSAT Prep’s Adaptive Learning Technology
Study Island
The Princeton Review*
UWorld

testing & assessment solution   

eMPower Assessments
Gauge by Instructure*
IO Education – Student Assessment Solution
Lexia RAPID Assessment iOS App
Moby.Read from Analytic Measures Inc.
Performance Matters (PM) Assessment
Portfolium Assessment
Remark Software
Silverback Learning Solutions
TE21’s CASE Benchmark Assessments

21st-century skills solution   

Digital Literacy Assessments
Level Up Village*
Lion’s Heart
Nearpod
QwertyTown
Social Assurity
Tekman Books
ThinkCERCA
Turnitin Feedback Studio
Proteen Life from Unidel Group

video-based learning solution   

Blackbullion
Explain Everything
Flipgrid*
GoReact
IC Axon Inc
Insight ADVANCE
Rethink Ed
Vosaic
Winward Academy
Zoom Video Communications

VR / AR (virtual reality, augmented reality) solution   

4D+ Utopia 360° Space Exploration
awe
Happy Atoms
Lifeliqe VR Museum*
Osmo

more cool tool award finalists

Eduvision from JDL Horizons*
Raptivity by Harbinger
TeachPoint Educator Evaluation Solution
Unicheck
SafeSchools Alert

   

 

2 ::: THE EDTECH LEADERSHIP AWARDS


FINALISTS & WINNERS:

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startup founder(s)   

Allison Rodman – The Learning Loop
Danial Jameel, James Dang, Alice Dinu, Peter Cen – OOHLALA
Janine Yancey – Emtrain
Ricky Johnson, Andyshea Saberioon – PledgeCents
Susan S. Wells – TechTerra Education
Terry Corwin – Lion’s Heart
Tom Davidson, Jon Chapman, Ray Martinez – EVERFI*
Tracey Winey – Engineering Brightness
Vinay Mahadik, Bharath Madhusudan – Securly
Vu Van, Xavier Anguera – ELSA

 


founder / CEO(s)   

Anjli Jain – Campus Consortium
Berj Akian – ClassLink
Eric Yang – iTutorGroup
Hardeep Gulati – PowerSchool*
Jeanette Haren – Performance Matters
John D. Harrington – Funds For Learning
Michael Spencer – ASSIST Education
Robert Romano – StudySync
Trina Angelone – 3AEducation.com
Vernon Johnson, Reid Whitaker – STEMscopes

 

 


school leader   

Alisa Zapata-Farmer – Socorro ISD
Brian Seymour – Pickerington Schools
Carl Hooker – Eanes ISD
Clemencia Acevedo – NYC Department of Education
Keshia Mashak – Merrill Area Public Schools*
Matt Renwick – Mineral Point Elementary
Sandra Paul – Union Public Schools
Sean Wybrant – Colorado Springs School District 11
Stephanie Bulgrin – ASU Prep Digital
Susan Gilley – Harrison School District

 


national/global leader   

Andrew Friedman – Learning Ally
David Offensend – EDC
Jack Little, Cleve Moler – MathWorks
Jill Hobson – IMS Global
Jon Roepke – Belkin (Education)
Maureen Costello – Teaching Tolerance
Mickey Revenaugh – Pearson
Patrick Brothers – Navitas Ventures
Richard C. Larson – MIT Blossoms
Thomas C. Murray – Future Ready Schools*

edtech advocate   

Charlene Blohm
Gene M. Kerns
Nathan Mielke
Sandra Paul
Tracy Weeks*

PR firm   

C. Blohm & Associates
Communications Strategy Group
JHarrisonPR
Nickel Communications
PR with Panache*

more leadership award finalists  

Richard Crim – Community College
Stephanie Bulgrin – State Leader
Nick Walker – CTO
Naomi McSwain – Afterschool Leader

 

3 ::: THE EDTECH TRENDSETTER AWARDS


 

FINALISTS & WINNERS:

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product or service setting a trend   

Flipgrid
Frontline Education – Frontline Insights Platform
PAPERbasket
Pilot by HoverCam
PledgeCents
Portfolium
RaaWee K12 Truancy & Dropout Prevention System
Social Assurity
TechTerra Education
Top Hat*

leader setting a trend   

Bevin Reinen
JJ Christian
Johanna Wetmore*
Matt Harris
Zachary Leonard

edtech group setting a trend   

East Stroudsburg Area School District eTeam*
MindShare Learning Technology
National Observational Teaching Exam (NOTE)
Navitas Ventures*
SETDA

educator / school leader setting a trend   

André Thomas – Texas A&M University
Andy Plemmons – Barrow Media Center
Keith O’Neal – Lipscomb University
Mandayam Osuri Thirunarayanan – Florida Int’l University
Steve Bambury – JESS Dubai *
Thomas C. Adams – Berrien Springs Public Schools
Janet Elias – NYC Department of Education
Ray Smith – Mississippi Community College Board
Royce Avery – Manor Independent School District
Joe McBreen – St. Vrain Valley Schools

more trendsetter award finalists

MobyMax – Early Learning Comprehensive Solution

 


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