A Winning Night at the SIIA CODiE Awards for Ed Tech

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A Winning Night at the SIIA CODiE Awards for Ed Tech

On a night punctuated by emcee Frank Catalano serenading the audience with the Harvey Mudd College “fight song,” representatives from leading education technology companies gathered for the SIIA CODiE Awards reception. The event, which was held during the Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco, honored the innovative products and services shaping the education technology industry.

The night's winners onstage

Overall, 28 winners were recognized for their products and services deployed specifically for the education technology market.

All of the 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.

Atomic Learning earned the most honors during the reception, making three onstage appearances to accept awards. The company’s Tech Skills Plus Training Package won CODiE Awards as Best Postsecondary Learning Solution, Best Postsecondary Solution and Best Education Solution.

For a complete list of winners, visit the SIIA Education news release.

On behalf of the entire CB&A team, congrats to the finalists and winners on your tremendous accomplishments and accolades!

A Winning Season in the Education Industry

Spring is finally upon us, and along with it comes an exciting industry awards season. Over the past few weeks, we've learned the winners of the 17th annual BESSIE Awards, sponsored by the ComputED Gazette and Computer Learning Lab, finalists in the education technology categories for the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 26th annual CODiE Awards, and finalists selected as "Leaders to Watch" in MDR's first EdNET's Best Awards.

We're pleased to recognize our clients and friends who were honored in one or more of the awards programs.

The 2011 BESSIE Awards


The BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers around the world.


Some of the 2011 winners include:


Early Elementary category -

Reading website: myON reader, Capstone Digital

BESSIE Winners logoScience website: PebbleGo, Capstone Digital

Middle School category -

Social Studies website: MS Civics, Government and Ecomonics, e2020, Inc.

Science website: Discovery Education Science Techbook, Discovery Education

Language Arts website: English Language Arts 9, e2020, Inc.

High School category -

Math website: Algebra 1, e2020

Environmental Science website: Environmental Science, e2020, Inc.

Multi-Level category -

Multi-Subject Networking Resource website: Edmodo, Edmodo

Teacher Tools category -

Digital Library website: Discovery Education streaming Plus, Discovery Education

A complete list of winners can be found at computedgazette.com/page3.html.

2011 CODiE Awards Finalists


Established in 1986 by the Software Publishers' Association (SPA), now SIIA, the CODiE Awards hold the distinction of being the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program, which provides member companies with a unique opportunity to earn praise from their competitors. An interesting side note - the CODiE Awards logo, re-designed in 2004, combines the word "CODE" with the symbol for information ("I") to visually represent the CODiE Awards' focus on the software and digital industries.

Some of the finalists include:SIIA CODiE logo

Best Educational Reference Solution - Pebble Go, Capstone Digital

Best Virtual School Solution for Students - education2020.com, e2020, Inc.

Best K-12 Instructional Solution - netTrekker, netTrekker

Best Educational Use of a Device-Specific Application & Best Instructional Solution for Special Needs Students - VizZle, Monarch Teaching Technologies

For a complete list of finalists, visit siia.net/codies.

EdNET's Best - Leaders to Watch


The EdNET's Best peer recognition program recognizes leaders and innovations in today's education marketplace. Finalists selected in the "Leaders to Watch" category represent the top business professionals seen as making a significant impact in the education industry. Nominees were selected by the EdNET community at large and narrowed down by the EdNET's Best panelists.

EdNET's Best logoMembers of the EdNET community will select the top five "Leaders to Watch." Voting closes on April 22 at 5 p.m. PDT, and the top five EdNET's Best will be announced on May 25 in a special edition of the EdNET News Alert and via social media.

Of particular note: Todd Brekhus, president of Capstone Digital, and Scott Traylor, Chief KID at 360KID, are among the finalists selected. We encourage you to vote for your top five leaders at www.ednetsbest.com.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of each awards program!

SIIA Announces Winners of 2010 CODiE Awards

SIIA CODiESLast night during the organization’s annual Ed Tech Industry Summit, the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced the winners of the 2010 CODiE Awards. Twenty-seven winners were chosen from more than 327 nominations.

Originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, the CODiE Awards were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), which is now SIIA. It was designed to allow the pioneers of the then-nascent software industry to evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has showcased the industry’s finest products and services, honoring excellence in corporate achievement. Holding the distinction of being the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program, the CODiE Awards celebrates its 25th anniversary in this year.

Congratulations to all the 2010 winners!