SIIA Announces 2017 CODiE™ Award Winners for Education Technology Industry

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SIIA Announces 2017 CODiEAward Winners for Education Technology Industry
35 awards given for education industry innovation and excellence

WASHINGTON (July 27, 2017)— The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, yesterday announced the winners of the 2017 CODiE Awards in education technology. The announcement was made during an awards celebration at the Education Impact Symposium in San Francisco to an audience of over 200 attendees. 35 awards were given for products and services deployed specifically for the education technology market. The program was also streamed to a global web audience.

All of the nominated education technology products and services were reviewed by a group of tech-savvy educators and administrators from around the world, whose evaluations determined finalists. SIIA members then reviewed the finalists and voted to select 35 Education Technology CODiE Award winners, listed here by category, product and company:

Best Authoring / Development Tool for Educators

Learning Science Platforms, McGraw-Hill Education         


Best Classroom Management Solution

Unified Classroom, PowerSchool              


Best Coding & Computational Thinking Solution

Florida Virtual School - Global Division, Foundations of Programming


Best College & Career Readiness Solution           

Naviance, Hobsons


Best Corporate / Workforce Learning Solution  

uCertify LEARN, uCertify


Best Creativity Tool for Students             

CodeCombat, CodeCombat, Inc.


Best Cross-Curricular Solution   

Ogment, EvoText


Best Data Solution

Edsby, Edsby


Best Digital Aggregation & Sharing Solution       

Curriki - Open Educational Resource Community Library, Curriki 


Best Education Cloud-Based Solution    

MobyMax, MobyMax


Best Educational App for a Mobile Device           

IXL, IXL Learning              


Best Emerging Education Technology Solution  

Delmar Online Training Simulation: Residential Construction Codes, Cengage Learning     


Best Enterprise Application Integration Solution             

DataSense Cloud Solutions, Authentica Solutions              


Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution    

Escalate English, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt        


Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution  

Matific, Matific


Best Higher Education Enterprise Solution

Schoology, Schoology, Inc.          


Best Higher Education Learning Content Solution

MindTap Speech for Coopman/Lull's Public Speaking: The Evolving Art, 4th Edition, Cengage Learning             


Best Higher Education LMS or Learning Platform             

uCertify LEARN, uCertify


Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas    

SIMnet, McGraw-Hill Education 


Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution      

Canvas by Instructure, Instructure            


Best K-12 Enterprise Solution    

ClassLink Suite, ClassLink, Inc.    


Best Learning Capacity-Building Solution

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360®, Renaissance         


Best Learning Relationship Management Solution          

Unified Classroom, PowerSchool              


Best Mathematics Instructional Solution

Matific, Matific


Best PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution   

MobyMax, MobyMax


Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff,


Best Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution                       

Headsprout, Learning A-Z


Best Science Instructional Solution

SPARKvue 2.5, PASCO Scientific 


Best Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution

ABC-CLIO Solutions, ABC-CLIO   


Best Social-Emotional Development Solution

x2VOL, intelliVOL


Best Solution for Special Needs Students

Skills for Autism, SKILLS Global   


Best Source for Reference or Education Resources

PBS LearningMedia, PBS


Best Student Assessment Solution         

uCertify LEARN, uCertify


Best Virtual Learning Solution   

CK-12 Science and Math Interactives, CK-12 Foundation 


uCertify LEARN was also named the Best Overall Education Product of 2017, which is awarded to the product with the highest overall score from the first and second rounds of judging.

"SIIA’s 2017 Education Technology CODiE Award winners were an amazing group this year, and demonstrated how these technologies are making an impact for students, faculty and administration,” said Bridget Foster, senior vice president and managing director of the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA. “Each honoree deserves accolades and we are pleased to add our congratulations to all of this year’s CODiE Award winners."

Details about the winning products can be found at

About the CODiE Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit

ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for 200+ companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit