San Diego, California, April 14, 2011 — Two Tech4Learning software tools win ComputED Gazette’s 17th Annual Bessie Awards for Best Educational Software. Wixie, Tech4learning’s online student productivity tool won an Early Elementary award for Multimedia Creation Website and Share, Tech4Learning’s student multimedia authoring tool won an Upper Elementary award for Multimedia Creation. The BESSIE Awards honor innovative and content-rich programs and web sites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.
Wixie is the first online authoring tool designed specifically for the classroom. Wixie lets students create content online and share it immediately. Tammy Langeberg, a teacher-librarian a Warder Elementary, in Jefferson County School District, appreciates the cloud-based features of Wixie as well as the administrative tools. “As a teacher it is a great motivator. I love the technology and the fact that students can use it at home and login anywhere at any time! Teachers can monitor projects easily!”
Share lets students combine text, graphics, original illustrations, animations, movies, and interactivity to create interactive presentations, PDF and Flash® files, and web sites. Laura Spencer, Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Santee Elementary School District, states, “It has never been easier to provide students an opportunity to create, publish, and share their creativity. Share is a must have 21st century tool!”
“Wixie and Share are our newest student-authoring tools,” shares David Wagner, CEO of Tech4Learning. “Receiving BESSIE Awards reinforces our dedication to developing software tools teachers and students need to be successful both inside their classrooms and wherever they want to learn.”
More information about Wixie and Share is available on the Tech4Learning web site at http://www.tech4learning.com or by calling 877-834-5453.
About Tech4Learning
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.
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