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Bett Awards – The 2017 Winners

The winners of the 19th prestigious Bett Awards 2017 were announced on Wednesday 25 January, 2017 at the Bett Awards Dinner held at The Tobacco Dock, London.

Considered the most prestigious accolade in the industry, the annual Bett Awards represent a partnership between BESA, Bett pioneers and the trade association representing the educational supply industry, and Acential Events, the organisers of Bett, the world’s leading education show.

The awards encourage and recognise outstanding education sector resources, learning solutions and companies. The judges, who are all educational professionals, look for what works in the classroom or the school setting in terms of design, cost-effectiveness, support of higher order thinking skills and effective learning and teaching styles.

The winners of the Bett Awards 2017 in each category are:

  • Early Years Digital Content
    Busy Things – Busy Things
  • Highly commended
    Letterland – Letterland Stories A-Z Apps
  • Primary Digital Content
    First News – First News Literacy iHub
  • Highly commended
    Discovery Education – Espresso – Great Fire of London
  • Secondary Digital Content
    Educake – Educake Science
  • ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment – classroom aids
    Just2easy – Just2easy Toolsuite
  • ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment – whole school aids
    Tute -Tute
  • Digital Devices
    Prowise – Chromebook ProLine
  • Highly commended
    C-Pen – C-Pen Exam Reader
  • ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions
    Filisia interfaces ltd – Cosmo
  • ICT Leadership and Management Solutions
    Edukey Education Ltd – Class Charts
  • Highly commended 
    Show My Homework – Show My Homework
  • ICT Innovator of the Year
    Teacherin
  • Highly commended
    Studytracks
  • ICT Services and Support
    Plum Innovations Ltd
  • ICT Exporter of the Year
    Impero
  • Highly commended
    GL Education
  • ICT Company of the Year – Less than £3m turnover
    School Cloud Systems
  • Highly commended
    Just2easy
  • ICT Company of the Year – Over £3m turnover
    bksb
  • Highly commended
    Firefly Learning
  • Free Digital Content / Open Educational Resources
    FutureLearn – FutureLearn for Schools
  • International Digital Education Resourc
    Twig World – Tigtah CLIL
  • Highly commended
    Soundtrap AB – Soundtrap for Education
  • Educational Apps
    Edoki Academy – Busy Water
  • Highly commended
    Yellow Door –  Come Alive App Collection – Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes
  • Best Education Support Resource for Parents / Home Learning
    Komodo Learning Ltd – Komodo Maths
  • Highly commended
    Whizz Education –  Maths-Whizz Home Version
  • EdTech Start Up Company of the Year
    pi-top
  • Highly commended
    Teacherin
  • Higher Education / Further Education Digital Services
    DigiExam – DigiExam
  • Highly commended
    Instructure – Canvas
  • Outstanding Achievement
    Andrea Carr – Rising Stars

Patrick Hayes, director of BESA and chair of judges for the Bett Awards said, “If you’re looking for evidence that the UK EdTech sector is world-leading, look no further than the fantastically innovative winners of the Bett Awards 2017. Our esteemed judging panel of educationalists faced a huge task in deciding which of the hundreds of entries should win or be highly commended.”

“Well done to all the winners. With more outstanding entrants than ever before, it is a remarkable achievement. The global reputation of the Bett Awards means these companies – indeed all the finalists – have an honour that is recognised and respected by educators across the world.”

Rachel Brodie, portfolio director at Ascential Events added: “What makes these Awards different is that they focus on the resources, services and the people that really make an impact on learning and the day-to-day work of the teachers in the classroom.

“I would like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s Bett Awards; their constant determination to achieve excellence in design, delivery and support helps to ensure that the outcomes for students across the world are the very best.”

For more information, please visit www.bettawards.com

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About Bett

Celebrating its 33rd anniversary in 2017, Bett has evolved into the world’s leading event for learning technology, with a broader remit than ever before. Covering the breadth of lifelong learning, the event brings together more than 35,000 industry leaders, practitioners, professionals and inspirational figures to share ideas inspiration on how to support learning together through technology. Bett 2017 ran for four days from Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 January at ExCeL London. For more information, please visit www.bettshow.com.