SIIA Announces 2020 CODiE™ Award Winners for Education Technology

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SIIA Contact: Michelle Harris, (202) 789- 4450 


SIIA Announces Education Technology Winners for 2020 Product CODiE Awards

37 Edtech winners recognized for innovation and excellence

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 20, 2020)— The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced the winners of the 2020 CODiE Awards in education technology. The winners were announced during a special online awards celebration in light of COVID-19 concerns. The announcement drew a global audience with 37 awards given for products and services deployed specifically for the education technology market.

All of the nominated education technology products and services were first reviewed by educators and administrators, whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then voted on the finalist products, with the scores from both rounds tabulated to select the winners.

“Congratulations to the 2020 Ed Tech CODiE Award winners,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the importance of innovative edtech products and services such as those we honor today. This year’s class takes a special place among the many amazing products recognized across the 35-year history of the CODiE Awards.”

The 2020 winners, listed by category, product and company include:

Best Administrative Solution 

Abre, Abre 


Best Coding & Computational Thinking Solution 

SPIKE Prime, LEGO Education 


Best Collaborative Community Solution for Educators 

ParentSquare, ParentSquare 


Best College & Career Readiness Solution 

uCertify LEARN, uCertify 


Best Content Authoring Development or Curation Solution 

MindTap for Biology, Cengage Learning 


Best Cross-Curricular Solution 

uCertify LEARN, uCertify 


Best Data Solution 

n2y Positivity, n2y 


Best Education Cloud-Based Solution 

Scholastic Literacy Pro, Scholastic 


Best Educational App 

IXL, IXL Learning 


Best Emerging Education Technology Solution for Administrators 



Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution 

PracticePerfect, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US 


Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution 

Our World Second Edition Online Learning Platform, Cengage Learning 


Best Formative Student Assessment Solution 

ALEKS Placement, Prep and Learning, McGraw-Hill Education 


Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution 

ExploreLearning Reflex, ExploreLearning 

Best Instructional Solution in Non-Core Areas 

Keyboarding Without Tears, Learning Without Tears 


Best K-12 Learning Management Solution (LMS) 

The Brightspace learning platform by D2L, D2L Inc. 


Best Learning Capacity-Building Solution 

Exact Path, Edmentum 


Best Library Reference or Educational Database 

Nexis Uni, LexisNexis Group 


Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades 9-12 & Higher Education 

Knewton Alta, Wiley 


Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades PreK-8 

MobyMax, MobyMax 


Best PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution 

Emotional ABC’s Classroom, Emotional ABC's 


Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff 

The Brightspace learning platform by D2L, D2L Inc. 


Best Reading/Writing/Literature Instructional Solution for Grades 9-12 & Higher Education 

Writable for HMH Into Literature, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 


Best Reading/Writing/Literature Instructional Solution for Grades PreK-8 

IXL, IXL Learning 


Best Science Instructional Solution for Grades 9-12 and Higher Education 

ALEKS for Chemistry, McGraw-Hill Education 


Best Science Instructional Solution for Grades PreK-8 

ExploreLearning Gizmos, ExploreLearning 

Best Social Learning Platform for Students 

Rethink Ed Social and Emotional Learning and Mental Health, Rethink Autism, Inc. 


Best Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution 

Britannica LaunchPacks: Social Studies, Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. 


Best Solution for Exceptional Students 

n2y Total Solution, n2y 


Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades 9-12 and Higher Education 

Manufacture Your Future, Discovery Education 


Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8 

MobyMax, MobyMax 

Best Summative Student Assessment Solution 

MobyMax, MobyMax 


Best Tool for Student Creation or Expression 

SPIKE Prime, LEGO Education 


Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8

MobyMax, MobyMax 


Best Virtual Learning Solution 

uCertify LAB, uCertify 


Best Overall Education Solution 

The Best Overall Education Solution was awarded to, which had the best scores from both rounds of judging of all of the products entered in the education categories. 


Lifetime Achievement Award in Education Technology 

The Lifetime Achievement Award, which celebrates individuals who have made significant long-term contributions to the education industry - and are renowned for their reputation, leadership, vision, mentorship, career success and philanthropy, was presented to Ellen Bialo. 


Details about the winning products can be found at


About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit

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