TechSteps wins BESSIE Award

K-12 Solution Named Best Technology Literacy Integration Website for 2011

BELLEVUE, WA (April 8, 2011) Edvation, a leading provider of rigorous and relevant 21st Century education solutions, is pleased to accept the Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE) for TechSteps as the Best Technology Literacy Integration Website for 2011.

The BESSIE awards, sponsored by San Diego’s ComputED Learning Center, honor innovative, content-rich programs and websites that provide teachers with the technology necessary to foster educational excellence. Winners were chosen from educational sites and providers worldwide.

”We’re delighted that TechSteps has been recognized 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 districts and states in providing educators with tools and resources to meaningfully integrate technology into every classroom to promote learning for 21st Century success.”

In a feature review of selected award-winning entries published today by the Awards, TechSteps is commended as “appropriate for any standards-based curriculum. Projects vary by grade, and include Science, Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies, often combining more than one subject into a truly integrated lesson. And these aren’t make-work projects–TechSteps uses ‘real-world digital tools’ to solve ‘real-world’ problems. Integrating technology and core curriculum isn’t a new idea, but Edvation has created an accessible and user-friendly website for technology integration that can be utilized by any educator.”

Aligned with Common Core, ISTE NETS*S and 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.

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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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