McGraw-Hill School Education’s Proven Digital Solutions Selected as Finalists for 2012 CODiE Awards

NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw-Hill School Education, a leading innovator in digital teaching and learning solutions for 21st century students at all grade levels, today announced that four of its digital learning solutions in the areas of math, science and social studies have been named finalists for the Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 2012 CODiE Awards in educational technology.

The CODiE Awards, an annual awards program that recognizes excellence in software development in the software industry, is the only peer-recognition program of its kind.

“The Software and Information Industry Association’s CODiE Awards are the gold standard for digital innovation in our industry, and we are very proud to be recognized by our peers for our contributions to educational technology,” said Dan Caton, president of McGraw-Hill School Education. “When used effectively, technology has a transformational ability to engage learners and enable teachers to personalize instruction. Across McGraw-Hill, our goal is to combine our experience and expertise in educational technology with our proven, research-based content to deliver the most effective personalized learning experiences in today’s classrooms.”

McGraw-Hill School Education’s programs are finalists in four categories:

McGraw-Hill Everyday Mathematics ePlanner Deluxe with ePresentations and eToolkit was named a finalist for Best Educational Use of a Device-Specific Application. Everyday Mathematics is an award-winning, research-based, Common Core State Standards-aligned curriculum that is used in Pre-K–6 classrooms across the United States by more than 4 million children. For teachers, the ePlanner simplifies and shortens the process of creating and organizing classroom lessons, while ePresentations and eToolkit provide interactive whiteboard tools for each lesson to guide classroom instruction.

McGraw-Hill Instant Science, an all-digital, literacy-based science program for Grades K–6, was named a finalist for Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution. The program allows teachers to deliver a differentiated curriculum through multiple modalities. Covering topics in life, earth and physical science, Instant Science allows students to access science content through a variety of digital resources including games, animations, videos, whiteboards and eBooks.

McGraw-Hill Networks is a brand new middle and high school social studies learning system that combines engaging print and digital resources to help students discover and learn essential social studies content. With a library of engaging online resources, the program, which can be personalized and customized for each student to support differentiated instruction, transforms social studies instruction and learning into an exciting and interactive experience through audio, video and other collaborative multi-media features. Networks is a finalist in the Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution category.

McGraw-Hill spark! Biology was named a finalist for Best Science/Health Instructional Solution. The program is part of a suite of online high school courses that incorporates research-based content, skill-based games, a self-contained social network, customizable lesson planning, a learning management system, and on-demand professional development to encourage student collaboration and exploration.

In the higher education sector, McGraw-Hill Education was also named a finalist for five awards for multiple digital offerings: McGraw-Hill LearnSmart™, McGraw-Hill Blackboard Building Block, Tegrity Campus and Practice Marketing™.

The winners are scheduled to be announced on May 7 at the Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco.

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