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Press Release: EdTech Digest Names GuideK12 CEO Chuck Amos Finalist for 2014 “Visionary of the Year”
Distinguished awards program recognizes top tools, trendsetters and leaders in edtech
Minneapolis, MINN MARCH 13, 2014 — The finalists for the fourth annual EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector have been announced. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions—and the best and brightest minds—in education and technology and has named GuideK12 CEO, Chuck Amos as a finalist in their “Visionary of the Year” category.
GuideK12™ is a web-based Geovisual Analytic tool that helps school districts solve critical educational challenges by visualizing data on an interactive map. Having the ability to link student information with household information, a district can save time and money while increasing transparency for everything from boundary planning, to program resource allocation to student performance analysis. Allowing Administrators to run “what if” a scenario in real time and query student data is a break-through and drives decisions that are more efficient, and accurate.
A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this year’s evaluation proceedings. “There is a lot of talent and quality out there, and we’re excited to recognize these cool tools, leaders and trendsetters in the education technology space,” said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor in Chief of EdTech Digest.
GuideK12 CEO Chuck Amos comments, “This is a true testament to the dedication of entire GuideK12 team. The work we are doing is making a positive impact in schools and in student’s lives. I am honored to be included on the EdTech Digest list of Visionaries, I am in good company.”
“There are now thousands of startups, apps, and companies working in edtech, more than ever before. Shining a spotlight on the best and brightest, we intend to generate even more activity in this sector to continue pushing forward a slow revolution for the benefit of future generations,” added Rivero
The program is comprised of the Cool Tool, Trendsetter and Leadership Awards. All entries fall into a subcategory under one of these three main categories. Cool Tool awards recognize new, emerging and established technology solutions for education; the Trendsetter awards include notable people or products shaping the space, and the EdTech Leadership awards recognize outstanding forward-thinking contributions to learning and technology.
A full list of this year’s award finalists can be found at http://www.edtechdigest.com. Winners will be announced on March 20.
About the EdTech Digest Awards Program
Recognizing cool tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector, the mission of the annual awards program is to get workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well thought of with the purpose of reshaping the education culture and creating a new and better future for students. Over the years, the best products and brightest minds have been featured helping millions of students, teachers, parents, administrators and others in and around education.
About EdTech Digest
EdTech Digest is a leading source of cool tools, in-depth interviews and notable trends in the education and technology space. Featuring movers and shakers in and around education dedicated to making a difference for our future generations, read it online at http://www.edtechdigest.com.
Based in Eagan, MN, GuideK12LLC is a geovisual analytics software company, which enables education decision makers to instantly explore and analyze school district data by adding a geographic and visual dimension to their student and community information. By visualizing information spatially, decisions on everything from boundary analysis, to policy changes to resource planning and forecasting enrollments can be more insightful and faster. Named one of SIIA’s 2012 10 most innovative education technology products, GuideK12 serves large metro, suburban and rural school districts throughout the United States. It is owned by private investors and a private investment group based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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