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Bett Awards 2016 finalists announced

The finalists for the 18th annual Bett Awards have been announced by Bett organisers i2i Events Group, and partners BESA

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | November 16, 2015 | Events

The awards, considered to be the most prominent in the sector, received an impressive amount of quality entries, a strong indication of the innovation and commitment of the education supplies sector. Entries to the awards are judged on uniqueness and diversity, their ability to meet the needs of the education sector, the quality, accessibility and delivery of their service or solution. The selected finalists have been chosen by a panel of independent educators and are recognised as ‘best of breed’ amongst the sector. 

Debbie French, portfolio director at i2i Events Group for Bett and the Bett Awards, says: “The 2016 awards highlight the most effective and pioneering companies and solutions in education, and all finalists are to be applauded for their contribution to education. This year’s awards have seen an incredibly competitive cohort of entries, and we hear that the judging process to select the finalists was challenging in the best possible way. This is testimony to the world-class level of innovation in the education supplies industry, and it is a true pleasure to recognise these companies for their excellence.”

The Bett Awards 2016 finalists:

Early Years Digital Content

  • Discovery Education – Dinosaurs Module in Discovery Education Espresso
  • Learning A-Z – Headsprout
  • Little Fox Inc. – Little Fox
  • Oxford University Press  – Big Writing Adventures for Reception (P1)
  • SK Telecom Smart Robot Coding School

Primary Digital Content – core subject content

  • 3P Learning – Mathletics
  • 3P Learning – Reading Eggs (incorporating Reading Eggspress)
  • 3P Learning – Spellodrome
  • Daydream Education – Maths Tutor
  • Discovery Education – Phonics Module in Discovery Education Espresso
  • Lego Education – MoreToMaths
  • Oxford University Press – Big Writing Adventures
  • Twig World – Tigtag Junior

Primary Digital Content – rest of curriculum

  • 2Simple – FAITH MATTERS
  • Bloomsbury Publishing Plc – Telling the Time apps
  • EducationCity – EducationCity
  • Hamilton Trust (with White October) – Hamilton Trust suite of websites: Hamilton Trust, Hamilton Player and Hamilton Education
  • JMB Education – KS2 Spanish
  • London Grid for Learning / Computeam – Knowledge of the Maya
  • Oddizzi – Oddizzi 

Secondary Digital Content

  • 3P Learning – IntoScience
  • Britannica Digital Learning – Britannica® Pathways: Science™
  • Cambridge University Press – GCSE English Literature for AQA Frankenstein Cambridge Elevate Enhanced Edition
  • Cambridge University Press, UK Education – GCSE Mathematics Online
  • PG Online Ltd – Teaching units and textbooks
  • SAM Learning – SAM Learning
  • Show My Homework – Show My Homework 

Best Whole Course Subject Curriculum Resource

  • 3P Learning – IntoScience
  • Coordination Group Publications (CGP) – Salut!
  • Language Angels (Nubridge Publishing Limited)
  • Oddizzi – Oddizzi
  • Oxford University Press – Big Writing Adventures
  • Teaching Resources Ltd – Guzled Teaching Resources
  • Twinkl – Twinkl PlanIt Key Stage 1 History

ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment – non web based

  • 2Simple Software – 2Build a Profile
  • Alexandra Institute – WizeFloor
  • Capita SIMS – SIMS Assessment
  • EES for Schools – Target Tracker
  • Global Vocational Skills – i-GVS
  • NetSupport Ltd – NetSupport School
  • Texthelp Ltd. – Read&Write

ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment – web based – classroom aids

  • 2Simple Software – Purple Mash
  • Codio Ltd. – Codio
  • Creaza AS – Creaza
  • Daydream Education – Maths Tutor
  • GenericMaths Ltd. – ConquerMaths.com
  • GoConqr – GoConqr
  • SAS Apps LTD – App Camp

ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment – web based – whole school aids

  • CEM – BASE
  • EDLounge – Edlounge
  • Frog Education – Frog Progress
  • GL Assessment – Progress Test Series
  • Learning Ladders – Learning Ladders
  • Prime Principle – Classroom Monitor
  • Shoo Fly Publishing – School360
  • TES Global – TES Courses

ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions

  • Crick Software – Clicker Communicator
  • Crick Software – SuperKeys
  • GamelabUK – The Boris Games
  • Inclusive Technology Ltd – Inclusive Eye Gaze Education
  • Mike Ayres Design – Switch4 iPad App
  • Smartbox Assistive Technology – Grid 3
  • The Publishing Foundry – Educater

Digital Devices

  • Avantis Systems Ltd – Tectus
  • LearnPad – Folio 2
  • Mozaik Education – mozaBook
  • NAUTILUS, S.A. – NETBOARD PORTABLE
  • PASCO Scientific – SPARK Element
  • Promethean – ActivPanel
  • Prowise – Prowise All-in-One
  • Prowise – Prowise Pro Line

ICT Leadership and Management solutions

  • Bluesky – Bluesky Education
  • eCadets – eCadets
  • EDLounge Ltd – EDLounge
  • EES for Schools – School Effectiveness+
  • Groupcall Limited – Groupcall Emerge
  • Oxford University Press – School Improvement Pathways
  • Prime Principle – Classroom Monitor
  • Show My Homework – Show My Homework 

ICT Exporter of the Year

Finalists to be announced in December

ICT Service and Support

  • 3BM Ltd
  • Firefly
  • Joskos Solutions
  • London Grid for Learning
  • Plum Innovations Ltd
  • Scomis
  • Think IT
  • Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team

ICT Company of the Year (less than £3m turnover)

  • bksb Ltd
  • Contact Group
  • Just2easy
  • Learning Ladders & School Explained
  • New Era Education Ltd
  • Prime Principle
  • Think IT

ICT Company of the Year (over £3m turnover)

  • 3P Learning
  • Avantis Systems Ltd
  • Firefly
  • Frog Education
  • Fujitsu UK & Ireland
  • Joskos Solutions
  • Toshiba

Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources – content suite

  • Beauchamp College – BeauchApp
  • Computing At School – QuickStart Computing
  • Esri UK Ltd – ArcGIS Online
  • Gojimo – Gojimo
  • LearnPad – LearnPad Tool Suite
  • Rising Stars – My Rising Stars
  • Twig World – Heloise Spence

Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources – single issue resource

  • CTVC Ltd/TrueTube and Breakthrough Media – Faith on the Frontline
  • iCompute – iCompute Lite
  • London Grid for Learning – Counter-Extremism: narratives and conversations
  • National Theatre and Frog Education – National Theatre On Demand
  • Royal Society of Chemistry – Periodic Table app
  • Tesco – The Tesco Eat Happy Project
  • The National Archives – Magna Carta

International Digital Education Resource

  • Discovery Education Espresso Sweden
  • InfoMentor – InfoMentor
  • INSTRUCTURE – Canvas
  • LiteracyPlanet – LiteracyPlanet
  • Little Fox Inc. – Little Fox
  • Twig World – Tigtag
  • Whizz Education – Maths-Whizz Suite

Educational Apps

  • Intellisense – LabCamera
  • Learning A-Z – Raz-Kids
  • Minds On Play LLC – LogicCity for Schools
  • Raddlist – Kids Sound Lab Pro
  • Speechmark Ltd – Colorcards Basic Sequences
  • SuperMemo World sp. z o.o. – Olive Green
  • TechSmith – Coach’s Eye

The ICT Innovator of the Year

  • Avantis Systems Ltd
  • Groupcall Limited
  • Makewaves
  • Ohbot Partnership
  • Show My Homework
  • SK Telecom
  • Therapy Box

Caroline Wright, director general designate of BESA comments: “Working with teachers and educationalists to select finalists for these awards is rewarding and challenging in the best possible way. Seeing how solutions, companies and services continue to evolve in line with the demands of the sector and the pace of technological innovation is inspiring.” 

Over 60 educational professionals judge the awards in a complex and meticulous judging process. Finalists are selected based on criteria including design, cost-effectiveness, effective learning and teaching styles. Finalists are now asked to send in their products so judges may complete a full technical evaluation in line with the criteria of each award category.

Winners will be announced at the Bett Awards ceremony on the first evening of the Bett Show, Wednesday 20 January 2016 at The Brewery, London EC1Y.

For more information on the Bett Awards, visit www.bettawards.com

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