Program spotlights cool tools, leaders, and trendsetters in education and technology.
The nomination period for the 7th annual EdTech Awards honoring cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters in the education and technology, or “edtech” sector, is still open for entries. They are due on Friday, September 30, 2016 – which is coming right up. However, entry is quick and easy and worth the effort. The distinguished awards program features edtech’s best and brightest products and people. Past winners include Discovery Education, zSpace, Scholastic, DreamBox, Nearpod, EdCast, Bloomz, WebAssign, FreshGrade, Languagenut, Edthena, Education Elements, Buncee, Curriculum Associates, and many others.
We’re looking for products and people that represent effective, workable solutions, whether realized or potential; established or startup, education leaders and solutions providers.
This year’s program features nearly 50 categories to enter, including best:
- New Product or Service
- Mobile Solution
- Personalized Learning Solution
- Academic Gaming Solution
- Emerging Technology Solution
- Professional Development Solution
- Higher Education Learning Solution
- Workforce Skills Solution
- Product or Service Setting a Trend
- Leader Setting a Trend
- And more.
“As a new startup, it was an honor to be included alongside leading educational companies that have been around for much longer than us,” says Melissa Davis, co-founder and CEO of GoEnnounce. “Immediately after being recognized as a finalist, we were targeted by VC investors around the country congratulating us and wanting to know more about the company. The awards also assist in providing us instant credibility as we approach districts and educators with our new digital citizenship curriculum.”
Stephen Wakefield is Vice President of Public Affairs for Discovery Education. “The EdTech Awards annually celebrates the people and services that are truly transforming teaching and learning,” he says.“Recognition by the EdTech Awards’ esteemed panel of judges is a clear indication of your organization’s impact on supporting the success of all learners.”
“Technology is opening the door to a renaissance in education,” says Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest.“Sifting through to find the real gems of edtech, we’re looking to inspire more of a good thing. There’s a lot of talent and quality out there, and we look forward to showcasing it. We’re looking for products and people that represent effective, workable solutions, whether realized or potential; established or startup, education leaders and solutions providers. A lot of our winners are setting the pace, or pioneering new areas, and doing big things. The stakes are high; these honorees are shaping our future.”
The program is comprised of the Cool Tool, Trendsetter and Leadership Awards. All entries fall into a subcategory under one of these three main categories. Cool Tool awards recognize new, emerging and established technology solutions for education; the Trendsetter awards include notable people or products shaping the space, and the EdTech Leadership awards recognize outstanding forward-thinking contributions to learning and technology. A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans will conduct this year’s evaluation proceedings.
“The EdTech Awards helps our company gain recognition in the crowded education industry,” says Alex Sundali, Director of Communications for Silverback Learning Solutions. “As we add new features, more categories become available for us to compete in and we gain more followers with the support of announcements and recognitions from the program. It’s great for smaller companies because the cost of entry is low and there are no hidden fees or membership requirements.”
“We’re excited to have a closer look at the tools, trendsetters and leaders driving education forward,” says Rivero. A full list of last year’s award finalists and winners can be found here. For an entry form and full details, click here to enter this year’s EdTech Awards.
Entry is quick and easy, enter now.
The EdTech Awards program honors products and people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual recognition program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters helping millions of students, teachers, parents, administrators and others in K-12, higher education, workforce training, and lifelong learning.