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October 8th, 2013
Press Release: Tech4Learning Wins 2013 EDDIE Award for Pixie App for iPad
Tech4Learning’s Pixie for iPad wins ComputED Gazette EDDIE Award for Best Educational Software in the category of Multimedia Creation for Early Elementary. The review declares that the Pixie app for iPad goes “beyond what one expects of the standard creativity program.” The EDDIE Awards target “innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum.”
Pixie is Tech4Learning’s authoring tool for the elementary classroom, designed to provide students with tools to share knowledge, communicate ideas, and demonstrate understanding through a combination of text, original artwork, photos, and voice narration.
The Pixie by Tech4Learning app was developed to extend this powerful learning opportunity to more students. Pixie by Tech4Learning is available for iOS for iPad 2, as well as for tablets running Android and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD.
“We have been developing Pixie for over ten years and are excited to extend its engaging tools to new devices like the iPad,” shares David Wagner, CEO of Tech4Learning. “Hundreds of thousands of students have loved creating curriculum projects with Pixie and we are looking forward to seeing the projects of the next one hundred thousand, no matter what device they are using!”
“Elementary students in Manor love Pixie, and now that they can access Pixie on their iPads they love it even more!” explains Angela Matthews, Chief Technology Officer at Manor Independent School District. “Creativity is no longer tied to a computer lab and now extends to the playground and field trips where students immediately import pictures they take with their iPads and add their voice to narrate and the drawing tools to annotate the photos. Many times after a field trip, the presentation of what they saw and learned is complete by the time the bus gets back to campus.”
Pixie by Tech4Learning is available through the Apple App Store for iPad, through Google Play for Android and through the Amazon App Store for Kindle Fire HD.
You can find out more about Pixie by calling Melinda Kolk at 619-563-5348 or by visiting www.tech4learning.com/pixie.
Tech4Learning develops award-winning educational software that supports effective use of educational technology and helps build 21st century skills. Founded in 1999, the company’s software is used by millions of students around the world. For more information, visit www.tech4learning.com