US EdTech Awards 2020

May 10, 2020

EdTech Digest publishes a full list of finalists and winners for this year’s EdTech Awards 2020 

US EdTech Awards 2020

The EdTech Awards 2020 finalists and winners have been officially announced by EdTech Digest.  This is the 10th instalment of the awards which aim to shine a spotlight on the best products, leaders and trendsetters in the US EdTech industry.  Previous winners  include Blackboard, Discovery Education, Edmodo, Flipgrid, Scholastic, Schoology and SMART Technologies.

The awards are organised into three main categories: The EdTech Cool Tool Awards, The EdTech Leadership Awards and the EdTech Trendsetter Awards.

EdTech Digest shares information and news on developments in the EdTech industry.  Each year it also publishes a State of EdTech report which provides an overview of the major trends and changes in the US EdTech industry.

Winners: The EdTech Cool Tool Awards

Adaptive Technology Solution: Headsprout

Administrative Solution: ClassLink Analytics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solution: MATHia

Arts, Music, or Creative solution: WURRLYedu

Authoring Tools Solution: Book Creator

Badging/Credentialing Solution: National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) Micro Certificates

Career Planning Solution: Xello

Classroom Management Solution:  Edsby

Coding, Computer Science, Engineering Solution: Hatch Coding

Collaboration Solution: Adobe Connect

College Prep Solution: Shmoop

Communication Solution: Bloomz

Content Provider Solution:  SIMA Classroom

Corporate Training Solution: enabley (formerly TIME To KNOW)

Curriculum And Instruction Solution: Smithsonian Science for the Classroom

Digital Courseware Solution: Edgenuity

District Data Solution: Schoolzilla

E-Learning, Blended, Or Flipped Solution: IXL Learning

Emerging Technology Solution: Blue Canoe

Games For Learning/Simulation Solution: Reading Eggs Learn to Read

Hardware For Education Solution: Ultra 10 from HoverCam

Higher Education Solution: DaVinci Education

Hiring Solution: Swing Education

Language Arts Solution: StudySync ELA

Language Learning Solution: Raz-Plus ELL Edition

Learning Analytics/Data Mining Solution: Istation

Learning Management System (LMS) Solution: Canvas

Lesson Planning Solution: Follett MyDestiny

Literacy/Reading Solution: Imagine Language & Literacy

Maker/DIY Tools Solution: Makers Empire

Math Solution: Knowre Math

Mobile App Solution: Early Childhood codeSpark Academy with The Foos

Mobile App Solution: (Middle & High School) Brainly

Mobile App Solution: (Post-Secondary) LinguaTV-App

Mobile Device Solution: AirServer Connect 4K UHD

Networking, Information Technology (IT), Connectivity, Or Access Solution: Lightspeed Systems Relay

New Product Or Service (Released In 2018 Or Later): Hāpara Student Dashboard

Online Courses / Moocs Solution: GoReact

Open Educational Resources (OER) / Open Learning Solution: 114th Partnership / Spark 101

Parent/Student Solution: ParentSquare

Personalized Learning Solution: Edgenuity Pathblazer

Presentation Solution: Pear Deck

Product or Service (General): Kahoot!

Professional Development Learning Solution: LETRS from Voyager Sopris Learning

Professional Skills Solution: CapsimInbox

Research & Resources: PebbleGo

(Resources/Other Helpful Sites Or Tools For Education): Fast Lane Financial Literacy

Robotics (For Learning, Education) Solution: Robo Wunderkind

Science Solution: Science A-Z

Security Solution: Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training

Skills Solution (A.K.A. 21st-Century Skills) Solution: MobyMax

Social Studies Solution: SyncBlasts: Social Studies from StudySync

Special Needs/Assistive Technology Solution: BIPTrack

STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Solution: Discovery Education STEM Connect

Student Information System (SIS) Solution: Alma

Student Study Tools Solution: Quizlet

Test Prep Solution: TrueLearn SmartBanks for High-Stakes Medical Licensure Exams

Testing & Assessment Solution: Itematica from Mentoring Minds

Tutoring Solution: Paper (formerly GradeSlam)

Video-Based Learning Solution: Echo360

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Solution: MEL Science

Write-In: OTHER (Name It): MobyMax ‘Best Early Learning Solution’

Winners: The EdTech Leadership Awards

Founder(S) / CEO: Andrew Grauer, Course Hero (Higher Ed)

Founder(S) / CEO – Startup: Andrew Sutherland, Quizlet

Higher Education Technology Leader: Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

National (U.S.) Leader: Julie A. Evans

Global Leader: Jessica Lindl

Public Relations (PR) Firm Working In Edtech: C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.

School Leader: Kyle Berger

Visionary: Karen Taylor

Winners: The EdTech Trendsetter Awards

Edtech Company Setting A Trend: Accelerate Learning, Inc.

Edtech Group Setting A Trend: Teaching with Technology Trailblazers

Educator Setting A Trend: Jack Replinger

Leader Setting A Trend: Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern

Product Or Service Setting A Trend: Discovery Education Experience

(Workforce): CapsimInbox

School Leader Setting A Trend: Fridolin Ting

“ This year has been different, to say the least. However, despite formidable challenges brought about by world events—including locked-down cities, standstill travel, and closed offices, businesses and schools—we endure… While The EdTech Awards salutes all those on the front lines of help, with an extraordinary shift to online learning, really acknowledging the innovators, leaders, and trendsetters—particularly in our field—is more important than ever… ” Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief, EdTech Digest

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