The Bett Awards 2016 were a great success once again. It was a packed house at the Brewery for the annual celebration for all the best technology in the education sector.
With more entries than ever before these awards are becoming more and more difficult to win and increasingly valuable as a marketing tool.
The Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan attended the event and presented an outstanding achievement award to Dominic Savage, the man behind the Bett show itself.
Highlights of this year’s awards
The winners were as follows:
- Outstanding Achievement in ICT Education: Dominic Savage, Director General, Besa
- Early Years Digital Content: Discovery Education – Dinosaurs Module in Discovery Education Espresso
- Primary Digital Content – core subject: Oxford University Press – Big Writing Adventures
- Primary Digital Content – rest of curriculum: London Grid For Learning/ Computeam – Maya – A Journey through the Maya World with Dr Diane Davies, Maya Archaeologist
- Secondary Digital Content: SAM Learning
- Best Whole Course Subject Curriculum Resource: Oddizzi
- ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment – non web-based : Capita SIMS – SIMS Assessment with the SIMS Teacher app
- ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment – web-based classroom aids: 2Simple Software – Purple Mash
- ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching & Assessment – web-based whole school aids: TES Global – TES Institute Courses
- ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions: Crick Software – SuperKeys
- Digital Devices: Avantis Systems – Tectus
- ICT Leadership and Management Solutions: Oxford University Press – School Improvement Pathways
- ICT Exporter of the Year: GL Education
- ICT Service and Support: Scomis
- ICT Company of the Year (less than £3m turnover): bksb
- ICT Company of the Year (over £3m turnover): Joskos Solutions
- Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources – content suite: Twig World in partnership with Imperial College London – Reach Out CPD
- Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources – single issue resource: The National Archives – Magna Carta
- International Digital Education Resource: Whizz Education – Maths-Whizz Suite
- Educational Apps: SuperMemo World – Olive Green
- ICT Innovator of the Year: Makewaves
Considered by many as the most esteemed accolade in the industry, the Bett Awards provide a showcase of resources and companies that seek to provide educators with the information, ideas and inspiration that are fundamental to the learning process.
The Bett Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education. The awards form an integral part of Bett each year, the world’s leading showcase of education technology solutions. The winners are seen to have excelled in ICT provision and support for nurseries, schools, colleges and special schools alike with a clear focus on what works in the classroom.