The finalists for the 17th annual Bett Awards have been announced by organisers i2i Events Group, and partners the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).

Every year, the Bett Awards receive a large number of high quality entries from a vast range of ICT educational suppliers, hoping to win one of the outstanding awards that commend exemplar ICT products or services intended to improve standards in UK educational institutions.

The Bett Awards are considered to be the most prestigious in the education sector, and entrants are judged on their level of distinctiveness and diversity, representation of the needs of the education system, quality of design, production, and delivery and inclusivity and accessibility.

Debbie French, portfolio director at i2i Events Group for Bett and the Bett Awards, comments: “Year after year, the Bett Awards showcase the highest level of educational suppliers, all offering an unprecedented quality of products and services to ensure that learning is continually advancing. Organisations judged to be the best in the Bett Awards lead the world in terms of the both the fit of their products to the sector’s needs and the standard of customer service offered. The Bett Awards offer a fantastic opportunity for these companies to receive the recognition and reward that they so truly deserve.”

The Bett Awards 2015 finalists:

Company / category Product

Early Years Digital Content

 
Day Two Productions The Traditional Storyteller Apps
Edu-Consulting International Ltd. EduQuest
eyLog Ltd eyLog – Early Years Log
Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS Salaby
Jolly Learning Ltd Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds App
Phonic Books Ltd Dandelion Launchers iBooks Units 1-7
S.E.S (Scientific Educational Systems) K-First
   

Primary Digital Content

 
2Simple Software Purple Mash
3P Learning Mathletics
3P Learning Reading Eggs
Discovery Education Espresso Coding
Focus Educational Software Ltd Focus on KS1 Computing: Bee-Bot Lesson Activities 3
iCompute Teaching Ltd iCompute for Primary Schools
Rising Stars Switched on Computing
Rising Stars Switched on Science
   

Secondary, FE & Skills Digital Content

 
Alfiesoft Ltd AQA GCSE Science
Bamzonia Ltd Bamzonia
Cambridge University Press Cambridge Dynamic Science
Clio Online Aps Clio Tests
I am learning I am learning
London Grid for Learning The M Room
Science Bits Science Bits
Soundbitelearning UK Ltd GCSEPod
   

Best Whole Course Curriculum Content

 
2Simple Software Serial Mash
3P Learning Mathletics
Bksb Ltd Bksb English and Maths Solution
Bloomsbury Publishing plc Music Express Online
GenericMaths Ltd. ConquerMaths.com
Hodder Education Compute-IT – Computing for Key Stage 3
iCompute Teaching Ltd iCompute for Primary Schools
Rising Stars Switched on Science
   

ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching – web based

 
CEM PIPS Baseline
epraise Ltd epraise
Frog Education FrogLearn
Just2easy Just2easy Toolsuite
LearnPad ClassConnect
Learning Ladders Ltd (part of School Explained Ltd) Learning Ladders
School Explained Ltd School Explained (for schools)
SMART Technologies SMART amp™
Wordwall (Visual Education) Wordwall with Respond Anywhere
   

ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching – non-web based

 
2Simple Software 2Build a Profile
DisplayNote Technologies Ltd Display Note
Essex Education Services Target Tracker
LEGO Education StoryStarter
Osborne Technologies Ltd Tango Teach
SARL Maskott Tactileo Cloud
TechSmith Corporation Camtasia Studio
   

Digital Collections and Resource Banks

 
Alfiesoft Alfie NNC Primary
BrainPOP UK BrainPOP UK
EduKit Solutions Ltd EduKit Connect
Encyclopaedia Britannica Britannica School
Encyclopaedia Britannica Britannica® Image Quest™
London Grid for Learning The Tudors in London
   

ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions

 
Crick Software Clicker Books
IdeasWise Ltd ReadingWise English
Inclusive Technology Ltd Inclusive EyeGaze Foundations
JellyJames Publishing Ltd Dynamo Profiler
SOUND FOR LIFE Forbrain
Texthelp Ltd Read&Write: Write family of software products
Therapy Box Predictable
WizCom Tech Ltd Exam Pen
   
Digital Devices  
4D Creative 4D creative immersive space and software
Fuze Technologies Ltd FUZE
LearnPad Decimo
PASCO scientific PASCO Spectrometer + Spectrometry App
PROJEKTMEDIA s.r.o. MAGIC BOX
SMART Technologies SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel
Vernier Software & Technology LabQuest 2 & Connected Science System
zSpace Inc zSpace Virtual Reality Science Lab
   
ICT Leadership and Management Solutions  
2Simple Software 2Build a Profile
Arbor Education Partners Arbor Insight

BlueSky (trading name of Atkey Solutions Ltd)

BlueSky Education
Classroom Monitor Classroom Monitor
Essex Education Services Target Tracker
Minted Box Education Ltd MINTclass
New Media Learning Ltd 4Matrix
South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) BOOST
   
Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources  
FutureLearn FutureLearn
Royal Society of Chemistry and PhET Interactive Simulations University of Colorado Boulder
Just2easy J2Code
OCR Cambridge GCSE Computing Online
Promethean ClassFlow
Rising Stars UK Ltd

Switched On Computing – Take Your First Easy Steps with Microsoft

Tigtag and Imperial College London Reach Out CPD
TrueTube.co.uk/CTVC Ltd Doorways
   
International Digital Resources  
3P Learning Mathletics
EducationCity EducationCity V2
Encyclopaedia Britannica Britannica School
InfoMentor InfoMentor
Petra’s Planet for Schools Petra’s Planet for Schools
Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone Language Lessons Version 3 for Schools
Twig World Ltd Twig
Vernier Software &amp Technology LabQuest 2 and Connected Science System
   
Educational Apps  
Crick Software Clicker Connect
Gojimo Gojimo
MS Micro Librarian Systems iMLS
Osmo Osmo starter kit
PASCO Scientific SPARKvue
Red Jumper Studio Book Creator
Universal Learning Games The English Minnits
Vernier Software &amp Technology Video Physics

 

ICT Company of the Year – < £1m turnover

Edukey Education Ltd

Earwig Academic

Jigsaw School Apps

Optimum Reports Ltd

Sonocent Ltd

School Explained

ICT Company of the Year – between £1m and £10m turnover

2Simple Software

Contact Group

EducationCity

Frog Education

iSAMS Independent Ltd

Joskos Solutions Ltd

Rising Stars

Soft Egg Ltd

ICT Company of the Year – over £10m turnover

Advanced Learning

Capita SIMS

Dell

Discovery Education

LearnPad

Promethean

Innovation in ICT
TBA

 

ICT Exporter of the Year

2Simple Software

EducationCity

Encyclopaedia Britannica

iSAMS Independent Ltd

LearnPad

Little Bridge World

Promethean

Tribal
 

Caroline Wright, director of BESA adds: “Every year the Bett Awards recognise excellence in the design of products and services which are positively influencing the education sector.  With technology in education growing ever more innovative, it is important that these prestigious awards evolve inline with the industry. This year we have added an ‘Innovation in ICT’ category to recognise those companies really driving the technology agenda in schools and Best Whole Course Curriculum Content.”

The awards are judged by over 60 educational professionals to put each entry through a meticulous judging process. Judges initially review each entry based on its fit with the awards’ criteria such as design, cost-effectiveness, effective learning and teaching styles.  The finalists will now be asked to send in their products so judges may give a technical evaluation, measure the robustness and resilience of each product, as well as its accessibility for those with specific needs.

Winners will be announced at the Bett Awards ceremony on the first evening of the Bett Show, Wednesday 21 January 2015 at the The Brewery, London EC1Y.

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

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Notes for Editors

About Bett 2015:

Over its thirty years, Bett has evolved into the world’s largest technology in education event. With more than 35,000 visitors and over 600 exhibitors, it continues to inspire learning excellence worldwide. Bett 2015 will run over four days from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 January 2015 at ExCeL, London.

About i2i Events Group:

i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions, large scale events and festivals in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology, media and creative. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products, services, ideas and solutions. i2i Events Group is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012. i2i Events is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as EMAP International Ltd. www.i2ieventsgroup.com.

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