SIIA Announces 2021 CODiE™ Award Winners for Education Technology

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SIIA Announces 2021 CODiEAward Winners for Education Technology
46 edtech winners recognized for innovation and excellence


WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 23, 2021)— The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced the 45 winners of the 2021 CODiE Awards in education technology. The winners were presented during a virtual awards celebration in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement drew a global audience with 43 education technology categories, including three new categories developed in response to COVID-19.

All of the nominated education technology products and services were first reviewed by educators and administrators, whose evaluations determined the finalists. Then SIIA members voted on the finalist products, with the scores from both rounds tabulated to select the winners. Winners represent the most innovative and impactful products from technology developers, online learning services and related technologies.

“The CODiE Awards recognize the most exciting and transformative products in edtech,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA President. “This year, these leaders helped our nation respond to the historic pandemic, enabling learners, educators, administrators and parents to remain connected to each other and to critical educational resources via an array of innovative services and platforms. Congratulations to this year’s finalists for demonstrating the vitality, resilience and importance of this industry.”

Lead CODiE award sponsor, Amazon Web Services (AWS) awarded a total of $2500 in AWS Promotional Credit for evaluating new AWS services and programs to finalists in the following categories. 

  • Best Emerging Education Technology Solution for Administrators
  • Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution
  • Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in Edtech
  • Best Use of Emerging Technology for Learning

“Amazon Web Services (AWS) congratulates the 2021 CODiE Award winners on their achievements to develop innovative and impactful products in education technology,” said Alec Chalmers, Director, GovTech, EdTech, Learning Companies, Amazon Web Services, Worldwide Public Sector. “Three in four of this year’s finalists are using the AWS Cloud, and we’re proud to continue to work with these innovators to deliver solutions to power education.”


Best Administrative Solution

ClassLink Suite, ClassLink


Best Advanced Mathematics Instructional Solution

IXL, IXL Learning


Best Advanced Reading/Writing/Literature Instructional Solution

Beable Life-Ready Literacy System, Beable Education, Inc.


Best Advanced Science Instructional Solution

Experience Chemistry™, Savvas Learning Company


Best Advanced Technology/ Engineering (STEM) Instructional Solution

uCertify COURSE, uCertify


Best Coding & Computational Thinking Solution

CoderZ, Intelitek


Best Collaborative Learning Solution for Students

Lumio, SMART Technologies ULC


Best Collaborative Solution for Teachers

Academic Module, Munetrix


Best College & Career Readiness Solution

Wiley Efficient Learning, Wiley


Best Content Authoring Development or Curation Solution

uCertify CREATE, uCertify


Best Cross-Curricular Tool

MobyMax, MobyMax


Best Customer Experience in Edtech

Brightspace, D2L


Best Data Management Solution

Hoonuit, PowerSchool


Best Education Platform for Adult Learning

uCertify LEARN, uCertify


Best Education Platform for PK-20 Learning Suite,


Best Educational Game

OtherWordly, IDEA Games


Best Elective Curriculum Solution

eDynamic Learning Elective Courseware, eDynamic Learning


Best Emerging Education Technology Solution for Administrators

Ask2Learn, Ask2Learn


Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution

BlueStreak Math, BlueStreak Education, Inc.


Best Formative Assessment Solution

ThinkUp! Standards Mastery System, Mentoring Minds


Best Foundational English Language Arts Instructional Solution

  • Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Learning
  • IXL, IXL Learning


Best Foundational Mathematics Instructional Solution

ST Math, MIND Research Institute


Best Foundational Science Instructional Solution

MobyMax, MobyMax


Best Foundational Technology/ Engineering (STEM) Instructional Solution

SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM®), SAE International


Best Gamification in Learning

Imagine Math Facts, Imagine Learning


Best Learning Management (LMS) Solution

Schoology Learning, PowerSchool


Best Library Reference or Educational Database

Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning


Best PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution

Gale Presents: Miss Humblebee’s Academy, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning


Best Professional Learning Solution for Educators

ELTeach 3.0, National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage


Best Remote Learning Partner K-12/Higher Education

Brightspace, D2L


Best Scholastic Esports Solution K-20

NASEF, Worldwide Scholastic Esports Foundation


Best Social Sciences/Studies Instructional Solution

Britannica LaunchPacks: Social Studies, Encyclopaedia Britannica


Best Social Sciences/Studies Instructional Solution

US History Interactive ©2022 / World History Interactive ©2022, Savvas Learning Company


Best Solution for English as a Second Language

Rosetta Stone English, Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.


Best Solution for Students with Special Needs

Brightspace, D2L


Best Student Experience Response

Connect Virtual Labs, McGraw-Hill Education


Best Student Learning Capacity-Building Solution

Rethink Ed Social and Emotional Learning and Mental Health, Rethink Ed


Best Summative Assessment Solution

uCertify LEARN, uCertify


Best Tool for Student Creation or Expression



Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in Edtech

VirtualAdvisor, CampusLogic


Best Use of Emerging Technology for Learning

The Alef Platform, Alef Education


Best Virtual Lab The Practice Labs Virtual Lab Environment

Practice Labs, Systems Limited


Best Virtual Learning Solution

Connect for Anatomy & Physiology, McGraw-Hill


Best Overall Education Solution

The Best Overall Education Solution was awarded to VirtualAdvisor, CampusLogic, which had the best scores from both rounds of judging of all of the products entered in the education categories.


Lifetime Achievement Award in Education Technology

The Lifetime Achievement Award in Education Technology, which celebrates individuals who have made significant long-term contributions to the education industry – and are renowned for their reputation, leadership, vision, mentorship, career success and philanthropy, was presented to Lillian Kellogg, Senior Vice President, Client Services, ENA. 


Details about the winning products can be found at

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards, sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS), 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

About Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)

SIIA is the only professional organization connecting more than 700 data, financial information, education technology, specialized content and publishing, and health technology companies. Our diverse members manage the global financial markets, develop software that solves today’s challenges through technology, provide critical information that helps inform global businesses large and small, and innovate for better health care and personal wellness outcomes.

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