The ComputED Gazette is pleased to announce winners of its 20th 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
As technical developer for SpringBoard Digital, EvoText is a proud recipient of ComputED’s 2014 BESSIE Award for Middle School Math and Middle School ELA.
SpringBoard Digital Math and ELA (Websites)
CollegeBoard, widely known as the publisher and administrator of the SAT and other college-entrance exams, has entered education's digital world with SpringBoard Digital Math and ELA - comprehensive year-long courses fully aligned to Common Core Standards. Designed for Grades 6 through 12 (ELA) and Grades 6 through 8 (Math), each course can be accessed through multiple technologies: Desktop, laptop, tablet, smart phone, and interactive whiteboards.
Providing for 'authentic work worth doing,' these courses address standards with complete interactivity, text-based responses, and understanding by design. Teachers have total control of instruction and editable content, with separate features such as the Bookshelf, Grade Book, Assessment, Progress Reports, Teacher Notebook, Messages, Community, Class Roster, and Student Portfolios. The Bookshelf is the meat of the course, offering lessons, texts, and standards alignments side-by-side on the page, all of which are completely customizable.
SpringBoard's courses, winners of the 2014 BESSIES for Middle School: Math Website and Middle School Language Arts Website, are student-centered core curriculums as well as personalized teaching tools, with an eye on future success (and AP Placement) for all students. An impressive effort.