The finalists for the 18th annual Bett Awards have been announced by Bett organisers i2i Events Group, and partners the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).

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 teachers and educationalists 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

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

Mozaik Education – mozaBook

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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