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Bett Awards 2013 – Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 15th annual Bett Awards have been announced by organisers i2i Events Group, and British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).

The Bett Awards are considered to be the most prestigious in the education sector, and are committed to celebrating a distinctive and diverse digital education resources market that meets the needs of the education system.

Every year the judges, comprised of leading education sector stakeholders, look for organisations and products that show a clear understanding of the sector and its needs.

A large number of entries are received each year from a broad range of organisations, from large corporations to the smallest companies run by just one or two people. All organisations entering the awards are looking for acclaim for the hard work and commitment invested in the creation of their products and services.

Debbie French, event director at i2i Events Group comments: “It is the quality of these products and services that helps to maintain the UK’s position as the leader in the use of technology in education. The specific nature of each individual child’s learning requirements means that judging the products and services entered into the Bett Awards is possibly the most challenging of any award programme. This year we have been astounded by the levels of innovation in the judged products.”

Caroline Wright, director of BESA and chair of judging, adds; “Despite schools now realising that they do have strong available budgets, teachers are becoming more shrewd in assessing the aptness of products for their specific needs. Products therefore need to be of the highest standard to ensure that, aside from the initial purchase price, the total cost of ownership is low. This is what the judges have identified; products that offer the highest quality and are fit for purpose.  These Bett Award finalists are certainly companies that schools can safely consider to be amongst the best available.”

The winners will be announced at the Bett Awards dinner on Wednesday 30 January 2013 at the brand new Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, Tower Bridge, London. To book your place please visit: www.bettawards.com.

The BETT Awards 2013 finalists in 13 categories:       

Early Years Digital content
Busythings Ltd busythings.co.uk
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
Collins Education Collins Big Cat Apps
EducationCity.com Primary Britannica
Espresso   Education Espresso Primary
Fiction   Express Fiction Express
Film   Education Thinking Film, Thinking Primary   Literacy
Oxford   University Press ProjectX CODE
Rising   Stars Switched   on ICT for Key Stage 1
Sherston   Software Ltd Planet Sherston
Zulogic   Ltd Zu3D
Secondary Digital Content
3P   Learning Mathletics
A2om CIC Drive IQ
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
TrueTube/CTVC TrueTube.co.uk
ICT   Tools for Learning and Teaching
2Simple Software 2 Build a Profile
Dynevor ePace
GenericMaths   Ltd ConquerMaths
Just2easy j2e5
MediaCore MediaCore
Melvin   Eng Physics in Crisis: Downtown Pandora
Royal   Shakespeare Company Teaching   Shakespeare
Royal   Society of Chemistry LearnChemistry
Digital Collections   and Resource Banks
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
Twig   World Twig World
Twinkl   Primary Resources Twinkl Primary Resources
Wildscreen ARKive
ICT   Special Educational Needs Solutions
Apollo   Creative Apollo Ensemble
AssistiveWare Harry and Rosie Text to Speech Voices
Crick   Software Ltd Clicker 6
Dyslexia   Action Load2Learn
Iansyst CapturaTalk   for Android
Inclusive   Technology HelpKidzLearn
Osborne   Technologies Ltd SensoryPod
Digital devices
A1   Technologies Ltd David   SLS-1 Structured Light Scanner
Altay   Scientific Spa RED – Really Easy Data Sensors
Avantis LearnPad   2
Data   Harvest EasySense   Vu
eInstruction   EMEA Mobi   View™
Orange   Music Education The Music Board
Promethean ActivTable
Vision Techconnect   Amplifier
ICT   Leadership and Management Solutions
CSE   Education Systems Ltd Service   Manager
Follett Aspen
Groupcall   Limited Groupcall   Messenger
LCP Ltd iTRACK   Primary
ReportBox ReportBox
RM   Education RM   Intelligence
Teachers   Media International Teachers Media online CPD Service
Innovation   in ICT
Capita   SIMS – SIMS Discover SIMS   Discover
Firefly   Solutions Firefly Student Planner
Groupcall   Limited Groupcall Emerge
Little   Bridge World www.littlebridge.com
Oddizzi ClassPals by Oddizzi
PlingToys The Magic Cloud
ScienceScope   Ltd DynaKar
TeacherCentric   Ltd Show My Homework
ICT   Service and Support
AzteQ
Ergo   Computing
Hsis –   Havering School Improvement Service
Joskos   Solutions Ltd
RM   Education
Scomis
Wolverhampton   Learning Technologies Team
ICT Company of the Year – Less than   £1m turnover
Alfiesoft
Bladetec Ltd
Just2easy Limited
SchoolsICT Limited
WIRIS team @ Maths for More
ICT   Company of the Year – Between £1 and £3m turnover
3P   Learning
CentraStage
Contact   Group
Crick   Software Ltd
Joskos   Solutions Ltd
Osborne   Technologies Ltd
ParentMail
ICT   Company of the Year – Over £3m turnover
Capita   IT Services
EducationCity.com
European Electronique
Frog
KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd
Outstanding achievement award
The BETT Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates someone who is regarded   as an inspiration to others and represents the successes and achievements of   the UK education sector. The award will be presented at the Awards ceremony   on the 30th January 2013.

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