Edvation TechSteps named Tech & Learning Magazine Award of Excellence Winner

Awards Recognize the “Best of the Best” Products that Help Educators in the Business of Teaching and Managing with Technology

Edvation announced today that its award-winning K-12 Technology Curriculum and Assessment tool, TechSteps, has been awarded Tech & Learning Magazine’s 2011 Award of Excellence in its “Best Upgraded Products of 2011″ category.

For nearly three decades, the Tech & Learning Award of Excellence program has honored innovative technology products that improve teaching and learning, inspire teachers and students, and meet today’s rigorous assessment and standards requirements. This year, a panel of over 30 educator-judges test-drove more than 160 entries to select the best educational offerings of 2011 for quality and effectiveness, ease of use, creative use of technology, and suitability for use in an educational environment.  Edvation has added several new features over the past year in order to strengthen TechSteps’ enterprise level evidence-based assessment design and reporting features, including:

  • Strengthened and enhanced academic content
  • Innovative project-based technology integration activities for Career and Technical Education
  • Technology instruction in all activities for Office 2010 and Open Office
  • New K-12 Cyber-safety content with record keeping features
  • Improved readability features to accommodate struggling readers

“We’re delighted that TechSteps has been recognized by experts in our industry for its ability to leverage the power of technology with proven instructional strategies to increase learning and promote student  achievement,” said Adam Smith, CEO of Edvation. “This award recognizes our commitment to provide rigorous and relevant educational technology solutions needed to teach students to be career-and-college ready for the 21st century.”

Aligned with Common Core, ISTE NETS*S and many State Standards, TechSteps easily and effectively infuses technology skills into core instruction, promoting core subject area outcomes while also teaching skills for 21st Century success. This proven approach allows educators to teach and assess technology literacy in an integrated and systematic manner, while generating data for authentic performance-based assessment and reporting purposes.  For more information about Edvation’s award winning K-12 educational solutions visit http://www.edvation.com.

About Edvation

Edvation empowers educators with tools and resources to support the successful integration of technology and 21st Century skills development into standards-based curriculum and classroom practice. Providing  curriculum, assessment, professional development and training solutions, Edvation is focused on the meaningful integration of technology to enhance learning and support systemic school improvement processes. With proven solutions implemented worldwide since 1996, Edvation’s award-winning products and  services are used to support integrated state and district-level digital learning goals, improve and measure technology literacy, and provide educational leaders with the data needed for informed decision-making.

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