Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence


Outstanding Education Technology Products Saluted

SAN BRUNO, CA (October 31, 2014) – Tech & Learning magazine today named 102 education technology products as winners in its prestigious 32-year-old recognition program. Honored software, hardware, network, web products include innovative applications that break new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools. A panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 150 entries, chose the winners.

“The opportunities for using technology in the classroom have never been better, but making purchasing decisions has never been more difficult,” says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group. “We hope that the hard work our judges have performed this year adds insight to our readers' search for the best solutions.”

Entries were divided into two categories: New Products and Best Upgraded Products. Winning selections include software and web-based products, as well as hardware and AV tools. Among the high-quality offerings being honored are resources addressing management, safety, communication, differentiated learning, assessment, and other key areas in education.

Please join us in congratulating the New Product winners of the 2014 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Look for detailed descriptions and judges’ comments in the December 2014 Awards Issue.


Company Name Product Name
ABC-CLIO Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences
Acer America Acer C720 Chromebook
Acer America Corp. Acer TravelMate B113-M-6889
Aerohive Networks Aerohive Client Management
Alma Alma
Autodesk 123D Ciruits
AVer Information, Inc. TabChargeCT 2
Barracuda Networks Barracuda Firewall 6.5
Barracuda Networks Barracuda Copy for Companies
Barracuda Networks SignNow by Barracuda
Belkin Belkin Secure Wired Keyboard
BenQ America Corp. MW853UST Ultra Short Throw Projector
Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
Casio XJ-UT310WN
Channel One News Channel One News Curriculum
Common Sense Media Digital Literacy & Citizenship iBook Textbooks
Common Sense Media Graphite by Common Sense Media
Curriculum Associates World's Worst Pet
Curriculum Associates Door 24
DreamBox Learning, Inc. DreamBox Math for iPad
EdStart, Inc ExitTicket
Education Galaxy Education Galaxy Online
Epson America Epson BrightLink 595Wi
Epson America Epson PowerLite 570
Ergotron Ergotron Tablet Management Wall Mount 10
Evanced Solutions Wandoo Planet
FSR Inc. HuddleVU Collaboration System
Goalbook Goalbook Toolkit
GoNoodle GoNoodle
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Collections 2015
HumanWare Technologies Inc. Prodigi Duo
Interphase Corporation penveu(R) interactive display system
KnowRe KnowRe
Lexia Learning Lexia Reading Core5™
LG-One LG Chromebase Monitor (22CV241-B)
Listen for Life Travels With Music
Luidia Inc Equil Smartpen
Maplesoft The Möbius Project Field Trip Library
NEC Display Solutions M322W Portable Projector
Nepris Nepris
Net Texts Net Texts
Netchemia TalentEd Records
One Call Now One Call Now’s Safe School Helpline®
OpenEd OpenEd
Otus Otus Mobile Learning Environment
Pearson Q-interactive
Pearson Pearson Realize
Pearson Virtual Nerd Mobile Math
PresenceLearning PresenceLearning Online Counseling
Promethean ClassFlow
School Zone Publishing Little Scholar® Educational Tablet for Kids
Scoot & Doodle Scoodle Jam
Shutterfly Photo Story
TabPilot Learning Systems TabPilot Tablet Manager
Teacher's Discovery Classroom Voces English Grammar & Writing
TechSmith Corporation TechSmith Relay
TestRocker, Inc TestRocker ACT Preparation
Texthelp Inc. Read&Write for Google™
Vernier Software & Technology Go Wireless Temp
VINCI Education ClassVINCI
zSpace zSpace STEM Package

Tech & Learning also recognizes recently revised and updated products. This category honors already-released products that have made significant enhancements since the previous version of the same product and evolved with the changing technology to continue to offer the highest quality experiences for educators and students. This year's “Best Upgrade” winners include the following titles:


Autodesk 123D Design for Desktop
Autodesk Tinkercad
AVer Information, Inc. TabCam Wireless Steaming Document Camera with Sphere 2 and ClassCast Student Engagement Software
Barracuda Networks Barracuda Backup
Barracuda Networks Barracuda Message Archiver
Barracuda Networks Barracuda Spam Firewall 400
Barracuda Networks Barracuda Web Filter
ClassLink ClassLink LaunchPad
CTB/McGraw-Hill Acuity
Curriculum Associates Ready Teacher Toolbox
CyberBully Hotline CyberBully Hotline
Discovery Education Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook
Explorelearning ExploreLearning Gizmos
Gaggle Gaggle
Horizon DataSys Drive Vaccine
Horizon DataSys RollBack Rx
Intel Corporation Kno app, part of Intel® Education
itslearning itslearning
Kurzweil Educational Systems Kurzweil 3000-firefly
Learning A-Z Science A-Z
Learning A-Z Reading A-Z
LearnPad LearnPad - Purpose Built for Education
Lightspeed Systems My Big Campus
Lightspeed Systems Mobile Manager
myON myON
Nearpod Nearpod
Netsupport Inc NetSupport School
Nickel Communications MimioMobile2 App w/MimioStudio 11 Software
Odysseyware The Odysseyware Student Experience
Pearson iLit (InspireLiteracy) 3.0
Samsung Electronics America Samsung Chromebook 2, 11”
School Family Media
Shmoop University, Inc. Shmoop University, Inc.
Stoneware, Inc. LanSchool 7.8
Swivl Swivl
Tales2Go Tales2Go
Texthelp Inc. Read&Write Gold
Tripp Lite SRCOOL12k Portable AC Unit with SRCOOLNET Remote Management Accessory
Turnitin Turnitin

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School Zone's Little Scholar Tablet Wins Tech & Learning Award of Excellence