Announcements

Winners of the 19th Annual BESSIE Awards

April 16, 2013 -  The ComputED Gazette is pleased to announce winners of its 19th Annual Best Educational Software Awards. The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs (including apps for iPad and Android) and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers worldwide. A list of last year's winners is available. The BESSIES has had the distinction of previously being co-sponsored by the CBS-affiliate in San Diego (KFMB-TV, Channel 8). 

EARLY ELEMENTARY 
Math Website: DreamBox Learning Math (DreamBox Learning)
Reading Website:  Fluency Tutor (Text Help)
Music Website: Experiencing Music (Connections Education)
ESL:  DynEd Kids (DynEd)
Science Website: PebbleGo (Capstone Digital)

UPPER ELEMENTARY
Reading/Math Website: www.smarttutor.com (Smart Tutor)                                                         
Reading Website:  Istation Reading (Istation)
Science Resource Website:  sciencea-z.com (Learning A-Z)

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Math Website: Middle School Math  (Connections Education) 
American History Website: Basic American History: Post-Civil War America to the Present (Worldview Software)
Social Studies Website: Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook (Discovery Education)
Language Arts Website:  Mayan Mysteries (Dig-It Games)
Database Website: The World Almanac for Kids Online (Infobase Learning)
Reading Website:  Istation Reading (Istation)
Remedial Reading Website:   Boys Town Expedition Literacy - Foundations & Adventures (LetterPress Software)            

HIGH SCHOOL
Test Preparation Website: Shmoop Test Prep (Shmoop)
History Website:  American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience (ABC-CLIO)
American History Website: American History: Period of Exploration to Reconstruction (Worldview)
Physics (iPad): Vernier Video Physics for iOS (Vernier Software & Technology) 
Adaptive Test Preparation Website: els.prepworks2400.com (PREPWORKS)
World History Website: World History: Early Civilizations to the Mid-1800's (Worldview Software)
Music Website: Living Music (Connections Education)
Foreign Language Website:  rocketlanguages.com (Rocket Languages)
Social Studies Website:  Issues: Understanding Controversy in Society (ABC-CLIO)
Reading:  Ace Reader Elite (StepWare, Inc.)

MULTI-LEVEL
Data Analysis (iPad): Vernier Graphical Analysis (Vernier Software & Technology)
Literary Skills:  Kurzweil 3000 - firefly (Cambium Learning)
Math Fluency Website:  ExploreLearning Reflex (ExploreLearning)
Special Education Website:  PresenceLearning (Presence Learning)
Developmental Skills : The iFocus System (Focus Education)
Reading Website:  myON reader (Capstone Digital)
Multi-Subject: Compass Learning Odyssey (Compass Learning)
Language Arts: Read & Write Gold with Web Apps (TextHelp)
Math & Science Online Simulations:  ExploreLearning Gizmos (ExploreLearning)
Remediation Website:  GradPoint (Connections Education)
Multi-Subject Enrichment Website: Renzulli Learning (CompassLearning)
Community Resource Website:  Together Counts (Discovery Education)
Digital Literacy Website:  Digital Literacy (Rosen Digital)
Financial Literacy Website:  Financial Literacy (Rosen Digital)
Language Arts Website:  WordQ+SpeakQ (ST4 Learning, Inc.)
Special Education:  Webber HearBuilder Sequencing; Webber HearBuilder Following Directions - Professional Edition (Super Duper Publications)

POST-SECONDARY
Vocational Website:  Furniture Training Company - Furniture & Mattress Training Course (LetterPress Software)
Multi-Subject Website:  Discovery Education Higher Ed (Discovery EducatioN)

TEACHER TOOLS
Teacher Resources Website: Shmoop (Shmoop)
Digital Library Website:  Discovery Education Streaming Plus (Discovery Educaton)
eLearning Creation Website:  Raptivity (Harbinger Knowledge Products)
Productivity Website:  My Learning Plan Inc. Enterprise Solution (My Learning Plan)
Reading Resource Website:  readinga-z.com (Learning A-Z)