SIIA Announces Education Technology Finalists for 2017 CODiE Awards

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SIIA Announces Education Technology Finalists for 2017 CODiE Awards
160 education technology and service products recognized in peer-reviewed awards program

WASHINGTON (June 12, 2017) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announces the 160 finalists in education technology categories for the 2017 SIIA CODiE Awards. These finalists represent applications, products and services from educational software developers, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector.

This year's program features 34 education technology categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a CODiE Award Winner Ceremony in San Francisco on July 26 at the Education Impact Symposium, hosted by the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN), a division of SIIA.

“I am impressed by the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the 2017 CODiE award finalists. These products are opening doors for learners of all ages by combining new technologies with research about how people learn in order to respond to student and educator needs.said Bridget Foster, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of ETIN.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges for the first round review of all nominees. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists, and SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

Details about each finalist are listed at

2017 CODiE Awards Education Technology Finalists


Best Authoring/Development Tool for Educators

- iSpring Suite, iSpring Solutions, Inc.

- Respond5, Leara eLearning Inc.

- Learning Science Platforms, McGraw-Hill Education

- Muzzy Lane Author, Muzzy Lane, Inc.

- Smart Sparrow, Smart Sparrow


Best Classroom Management Solution

- Edsby, Edsby

- Ogment, EvoText

- Kickboard, Kickboard, Inc.

- Unified Classroom, PowerSchool


Best Coding & Computational Thinking Solution

- Mod Creation - The Adventure Begins, CodaKid

- Foundations of Programming, Florida Virtual School - Global Division

- The CodeMonkey and Coding Foundations Bundle, and CodeMonkey

- Tynker, Tynker

- uCertify LEARN, uCertify


Best College & Career Readiness Solution

- Hoonuit by Atomic Learning, Atomic Learning

- Edmentum Courseware, Edmentum

- Naviance, Hobsons

- Practice Medical Office, McGraw-Hill Education

- uCertify LEARN, uCertify


Best Corporate/Workforce Learning Solution

- Brightspace, D2L Inc.

- Pinnacle Series, Eagle Point Software

- Edvance360 LMS-SN, Edvance360

- Pluralsight Technology Learning Platform, PluralSight

- uCertify LEARN, uCertify


Best Creativity Tool for Students

- CodeCombat, CodeCombat, Inc.

- Plotagon Education, Plotagon

- Soundtrap for Education, Soundtrap


Best Cross-Curricular Solution

- Study Island, Edmentum

- Ogment, EvoText

- PBS LearningMedia, PBS

- Readorium (Readorium Rising Reader, Grades 3-5) (Readorium Scholar, Grades 6-8), Readorium by Mtelegence

- Renaissance Flow 360™, Renaissance Learning


Best Data Solution

- Edsby, Edsby

- Kickboard, Kickboard, Inc.

- McGraw-Hill Education Connect, McGraw-Hill Education

- ONEder, Oneder

- Pathfinder Health Innovations Software Suite, Pathfinder Health Innovations

- Edvantage, Versifit Technologies


Best Digital Aggregation & Sharing Solution

- ClassLink OneClick, ClassLink, Inc.

- Curriki - Open Educational Resource Community Library, Curriki

- Lesson Planet, Lesson Planet

- Intellus Learning, Macmillan Learning


Best Education Cloud-Based Solution

- Cisco Spark Board, Cisco Systems

- LearnZillion, LearnZillion

- MobyMax, MobyMax

- Unified Classroom, PowerSchool

- Showbie, Showbie

- uCertify LEARN, uCertify

- SchoolMessenger Presence, West (SchoolMessenger solutions)


Best Educational App for a Mobile Device

- ClassLink OneClick, ClassLink, Inc.

- IXL, IXL Learning

- Schoology, Schoology, Inc.

- uCertify LEARN, uCertify


Best Emerging Education Technology Solution

- MindTap for Business Statistics with Excel Online, Cengage Learning

- ClassLink OneRoster, ClassLink, Inc.

- Delmar Online Training Simulation: Residential Construction Codes, Delmar Cengage Learning

- Edmentum Exact Path, Edmentum

- Eleyo, Eleyo

- Sentinel City®, Healthcare Learning Innovations

- Snowflake MultiTeach®, nuiteq

- Turnitin Revision Assistant, Turnitin

- Wonder Workshop’s Dash and Dot robots, Wonder Workshop


Best Enterprise Application Integration Solution

- DataSense Cloud Solutions, Authentica Solutions

- ClassLink Suite, ClassLink, Inc.

- Access Manager, McGraw-Hill Education


Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution

- ALO7 Genius English, ALO7

- Escalate English, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

- Istation Reading, Math, and Spanish, Istation

- busuu, McGraw-Hill Education


Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution

- ExploreLearning Reflex, ExploreLearning


- Matific, Matific

- Practice Marketing, McGraw-Hill Education

- VocabularySpellingCity,


Best Higher Education Enterprise Solution

- EasyVista Service Management Platform, EasyVista

- Schoology, Schoology, Inc.

- TeamDynamix, TeamDynamix


Best Higher Education Learning Content Solution

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

- MindTap + Delmar Online Training Simulation: HVAC 3.0, Delmar Cengage Learning

- ALEKS, McGraw-Hill Education

- uCertify LEARN, uCertify

-, Vizzit LLC


Best Higher Education LMS or Learning Platform

- Brightspace, D2L Inc.

- Edvance360 LMS-SN, Edvance360

- Schoology, Schoology, Inc.

- uCertify LEARN, uCertify


Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas

- Music Studio, McGraw-Hill Education

- SIMnet, McGraw-Hill Education

- uCertify LEARN with Pearson, uCertify/Pearson


Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution

- Blackboard Classroom, Blackboard Inc.

- Edsby, Edsby

- Ogment, EvoText

- Canvas by Instructure, instructure

- itslearning, itslearning, Inc.


Best K-12 Enterprise Solution

- ClassLink Suite, ClassLink, Inc.

- Schoology, Schoology, Inc.

- SchoolSpire's Empower IMS, SchoolSpire, Inc

- SchoolMessenger Communicate, West (SchoolMessenger solutions)


Best Learning Capacity-Building Solution

- Matific, Matific

- Snowflake MultiTeach®, nuiteq

- Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360®, Renaissance Learning

- Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin


Best Learning Relationship Management Solution

- Epiphany Learning - Learning Relationship Management (LRM) Solution, Epiphany Learning

- Unified Classroom, PowerSchool

- Renaissance Flow 360™, Renaissance Learning

- uCertify LEARN with WGU, uCertify/WGU


Best Mathematics Instructional Solution

- IXL, IXL Learning

- Matific, Matific

- ALEKS, McGraw-Hill Education

- Geometry A Common Core, StrongMind

- TenMarks, TenMarks Education, an Amazon Company

- Variant: Limits, Triseum


Best PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution

- MobyMax, MobyMax

- Reasoning Mind Blueprint, Reasoning Mind

- MyTeachingStrategies, Teaching Strategies, Inc.

- RelationShapes, VizuVizu LLC


Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff

- National Institute for STEM Education (NISE), Accelerate Learning Inc.

- Edthena, Edthena


- Renaissance-U®, Renaissance Learning


Best Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution

- Benchmark Advance®, Benchmark Education

- BrightFish Reading, BrightFish Learning LLC

- READ 180 Universal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

- IXL, IXL Learning

- Headsprout, Learning A-Z

- Raz-Plus, Learning A-Z

- WriteToLearn, Pearson


Best Science Instructional Solution

- Investigating and Questioning Our World Through Science & Technology (IQWST), Activate Learning

- Amplify Science, Amplify Education, Inc.

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

- BioBeyond, Inspark Teaching Network

- Sapling Learning, Macmillan Learning

- SPARKvue 2.5, PASCO Scientific

- Bring Science Alive!, TCI


Best Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution

- ABC-CLIO Solutions, ABC-CLIO

- Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History, Cengage Learning

- World History, Connections Education, LLC.

- FlipIt, Macmillan Learning


Best Social-Emotional Development Solution

- Evo Social/Emotional 2.0, Aperture Education

- x2VOL, intelliVOL

- Dot Resiliency Series, Smart Sparrow


Best Solution for Special Needs Students

- Brightspace, D2L Inc.

- Raz-Kids, Learning A-Z

- PresenceLearning, PresenceLearning

- Skills® for Autism, SKILLS Global


Best Source for Reference or Education Resources

- The CK-12 Platform, CK-12 Foundation

- Listenwise, Listenwise

- PBS LearningMedia, PBS

- Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin


Best Student Assessment Solution

- Measuring Up Live, Mastery Education

- ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning, McGraw-Hill Education

- aimswebPlus, Pearson

- Remote Proctor Now (RPNow), Software Secure, Inc.

- uCertify LEARN, uCertify

- Lippincott PassPoint, Wolters Kluwer


Best Virtual Learning Solution

- Blackboard's Learning Essentials, Blackboard Inc.

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

- Edmentum Courseware, Edmentum

- Sentinel City®, Healthcare Learning Innovations

- Practice Operations, McGraw-Hill Education


For more information on the Education Impact Symposium, attending the CODiE Awards dinner and to see a full schedule of events, visit

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About ETIN
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

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