2013 Winners & Finalists

Early Years Digital Content

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Winner: Busythings Ltd – busythings.co.uk

The judges said: “a very comprehensive resource for Early Years children and the staff who work with them. Its bright and attractive appearance, combined with activities of varying length and degrees of difficulty provide a wealth of resources for any early years setting. An excellent example of how to make learning great fun.”

Finalists

  • Early Vision Ltd – Early Vision Online
  • Focus Education UK Ltd – Fingertips Online
  • Ten Town Ltd – Ten Town
  • The Usborne Foundation – Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps

Primary Digital Content

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Winner: Collins Education – Collins Big Cat Apps

The judges said: “an innovative App that is available to download for both home & school use. It supports language learning through a wide range of excellent animated books that use both audio and animation.”

Highly Commended: Rising Stars – Switched on ICT for Key Stage 1

Finalists

  • EducationCity.com – Primary Britannica from EducationCity.com
  • Espresso Education – – Espresso Phonics
  • Fiction Express – Fiction Express
  • Film Education – Thinking Film, Thinking Primary Literacy
  • Oxford University Press – ProjectX CODE
  • Sherston Software Ltd – Planet Sherston
  • Zulogic Ltd – Zu3D

Secondary Digital Content

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Winner: TrueTube/CTVC – TrueTube.co.uk

The judges said: “a useful, thought provoking resource with well produced materials in real life contexts that can stimulate debate, discussion and consideration of key issues for young people. Well presented, highlighting current topics and supporting materials, including creative responses through film.”

Highly Commended: A2om CIC – DriveiQ

Finalists:

  • 3P Learning – Mathletics
  • Digital Explorer – Digital Explorer resource Bank
  • e-skills UK – Behind the Screen Cyber Security Project
  • Film Education – Thinking Film: resource series for secondary
  • Gigajam Music School Ltd – Gigajam Virtual Learning Environment
  • Science Museum – Futurecade

ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching

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Winner: Just2easy – j2e5

The judges said: “An excellent product. They have made web content creation accessible and easy for a very wide range of users. From considered, pre planned materials to feedback, evaluation and collaborative work, this offers so many opportunities for creativity in education.”

Highly Commended: 2Simple Software – 2Build a Profile

Finalists:

  • Dynevor – ePace
  • GenericMaths Ltd – ConquerMaths
  • MediaCore – MediaCore
  • Melvin Eng – Physics in Crisis: Downtown Pandora
  • Royal Shakespeare Company and University of Warwick – Teaching Shakespeare
  • Royal Society of Chemistry – Learn Chemistry

Digital Collections & Resource Banks

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Winner: TWIG World, TWIG World

The judges said: “This is a well-designed and presented resource providing a significant number of high quality videos that can be used to support the science curriculum as well as independent learning. Each resource is cleverly linked through a series of mind maps that help to make transparent the connections between different topics and areas of science.”

Finalists:

  • British Pathe – British Pathe Education
  • Browns Books for Students – VLeBooks
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica – Britannica Online School Edition
  • London Grid for Learning – The Romans in London
  • National STEM Centre – eLibrary
  • Oxford University Press – Oxford School Improvement Online Videos
  • Twinkl Primary Resources – Twinkl Resources
  • Wildscreen – ARKive

ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions

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Winner: Crick Software Ltd – Clicker 6

The judges said: “the entry was thorough and comprehensive and the endorsements and reviews very positive. Building on a well established product Crick has exploited the features of new technologies and software but importantly while focusing on ease of use and flexibility.”

Highly Commended: Inclusive Technology – HelpKidzLearn

Finalists:

  • Apollo Creative – Apollo Ensemble
  • AssistiveWare & Acapela Group – Harry and Rosie Text to Speech Voices
  • Dyslexia Action with RNIB – Load2Learn
  • Iansyst – CapturaTalk for Android
  • Osborne Technologies Ltd – SensoryPod

Digital Devices

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Winner: Avantis – LearnPad2

The judges said: “This is the way tablets should be managed in a school environment. A great deal of thought has gone into the design to reflect the needs of schools and how they operate. Excellent online management system provided and very easy and quick to use. Excellent price. Impressive and convincing testimonials.”

Highly Commended: Data Harvest – EasySenseVu
Highly Commended: Promethean – ActivTable

Finalists:

  • A1 Technologies Ltd – David SLS-1 Structured Light Scanner
  • Altay Scientific Spa – RED – Really Easy Data Sensors
  • eInstruction EMEA – Mobi ViewTM
  • Orange Music Education – The Music Board
  • Vision – Techconnect Amplifier

ICT Leadership & Management Solutions

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Winner: Groupcall Limited – Groupcall Messenger

The judges said: “attendance is a major issue in many schools and case studies and testimonials show that Messenger has had a positive impact on parental engagement and unauthorised absences in schools. A great system which allows a two way flow of information between the home and school.”

Highly Commended: CSE Education Systems Ltd – Service Manager

Finalists:

  • Follett – Aspen
  • LCP Ltd – iTRACK Primary
  • ReportBox – ReportBox
  • RM Education – RM Intelligence
  • Teachers Media International – Teachers Media online CPD Service

ICT Company of the Year – Less than £1m turnover

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Winner: Alfiesoft

The judges said: “Although a relatively small company the impressive testimonials reflect the company’s commitment to providing a personalised service that focuses on the needs of teachers and provides a quality resource tailored to individual schools with evidence of outstanding customer support.”

Highly Commended: Just2easy Limited

Finalists:

  • Bladetec Ltd
  • SchoolsICT Limited
  • WIRIS – Maths for More

ICT Company of the Year – Between £1m & £3m turnover

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Winner: ParentMail

Over the past five years ParentMail has grown by 1,000 per cent and much of this can be attributed to the company’s focus on developing a system that meets school engagement needs. The judges also commented on the sophisticated approach they use to stimulate schools to innovate.”

Highly Commended: Crick Software Ltd

Finalists:

  • 3P Learning
  • CentraStage
  • Contact Group
  • Joskos Solutions Ltd
  • Osborne Technologies Ltd
  • Turn IT On

ICT Company of the Year – Over £3m turnover

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Winner: Frog

The judges said: “Frog meets the needs of schools in a variety of different ways. The company has demonstrated a willingness to work closely with schools to improve their product and services. Strong product development and marketing have both helped to significantly boost performance.”

Finalists:

  • Capita IT Services
  • EducationCity.com
  • European Electronique
  • KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd

Innovations in ICT

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Winner: Capita SIMS – SIMS Discover

The judges said: “a great entry with equally impressive testimonials. Capita SIMS demonstrates a real understanding of the needs of schools today to produce individual, personalised data quickly and effectively. Links to Ofsted criteria and key performance measures, make it relevant to teachers and senior staff alike.”

Highly Commended: Little Bridge World – www.littlebridge.com

Finalists:

  • Firefly Solutions – Firefly Student Planner
  • Groupcall Limited – Groupcall Emerge
  • Oddizzi – ClassPals by Oddizzi
  • PlingToys – The Magic Cloud
  • ScienceScope Ltd – DynaKar
  • Teacher Centric Ltd – Show My Homework

ICT Exporter of the Year

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Winner: Boxford Ltd

Boxford are the UK’s longest established manufacturer of machine tools for training. Over 60,000 Boxford machine tools have been supplied to over 200 countries giving both reliability and durability to their users. 40% of the company’s exports go to new markets in developing countries.

Finalists:

  • Frog
  • Little Bridge World
  • NetSupport Ltd
  • TTS Group
  • Whizz Education

ICT Service & Support

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Winner: Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team

The judges were very impressed by this entry which was backed up by secure testimonials and excellent examples of collaboration with partners. A strong entry which demonstrated both service and support for developing and extending ICT across educational settings locally, nationally and internationally.

Finalists:

  • AzteQ
  • Ergo Computing
  • Hsis – Havering School Improvement Service
  • Joskos Solutions Ltd
  • RM Education
  • Scomis

Outstanding Achievement in ICT Education

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Winner: Lorraine Petersen – Chief Executive, nasen