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Press Release: Promethean Inc. (USA) – Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators

Promethean Inc. (USA) a leading provider of educational technology & training, today announced that Promethean Planet (www.prometheanplanet.com) was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education, and Software.
This year’s program features 31 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 13.

Promethean Planet is a global teaching, sharing and support community for educators. It offers more than 1.7 million members a place to share with and learn from other educators around the globe, access to a wide variety of professional development resources, opportunities for collaboration and sharing among peer groups with common interests, and tools that create a personalized Planet experience for each member.

“We are pleased to have Promethean Planet recognized as an SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for providing teachers with a supportive community where they can collaborate with others around the globe,” said Jim Marshall, CEO of Promethean. “This award underscores the importance Promethean places on partnering with educators to provide the differentiated instruction that motivates students to learn.”

“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 119 products,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “I look forward to honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.”

Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2014/finalists.asp

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

About Promethean
Promethean is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating and implementing innovative 21st century learning environments that make everyone more engaged, empowered, and successful. The company is headquartered in Blackburn in Lancashire, England, with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
For more information, please visit www.prometheanworld.com

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