Finalists announced for Bett Awards 2015

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

The Bett Awards are considered to be among 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.

See the full list of finalists for the Bett Awards 2015 below:

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
Rising Stars, Switched on Computing
Rising Stars, Switched on Science

Secondary, FE and Skills Digital Content
Alfiesoft Ltd, AQA GCSE Science
Bamzonia Ltd, Bamzonia
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Dynamic Science
Clio Online Apps, 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,
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, DisplayNote
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
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
SMART Technologies, SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel
Vernier Software and Technology, LabQuest 2 and 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 Colarado Boulder
Just2Easy, J2Code
OCR, Cambridge GSCE Computing Online
Promethean, ClassFlow
Rising Stars, Switched on Computing – Take Your First Easy Steps with Microsoft
Tigtag and Imperial College London, Reach Out CPD 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 and Technology, LabQuest 2 and Connected Science Systems

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 and Technology, Video Physics

ICT Company of the Year – Less than £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
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
Discovery Education

Innovation in ICT
To be announced

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.”

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 can 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, which takes place on Wednesday 21 January, the first evening of Bett 2015. For more information, click here to visit the website.

Bett 2015 takes place from 21 to 24 January at ExCeL London. Find out more here.