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Nearpod Wins 2018 EdTech Awards as Top Cool Tool Content Provider Solution

EdTech Digest recognizes Nearpod’s standards-aligned, ready-to-teach digital content that includes engagement-boosting technology like virtual reality and real-time student feedback used in 3 in 5 U.S. school districts


EdTech Digest named Nearpod, the interactive learning platform helping districts and schools transform instruction by providing innovative teaching tools and digital curriculum, as winner of the 2018 EdTech Awards in the Cool Tool Content Provider Solution category. 

The EdTech Awards shine a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, Higher Education, and Skills and Workforce sectors. Now in its 8th year, the US-based program is the largest and most competitive recognition program featuring edtech’s best and brightest. 

“We celebrate who’s who and what’s next in edtech,” said Victor Rivero, who, as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest, oversees the awards program. “And Nearpod, which has redefined the nature of pedological, standards-aligned content by providing ready-to-teach lessons and class materials to any connected device in the classroom. ”

Past winners include notable companies like: Blackboard, Coursera, Discovery Education, Edthena, Freshgrade, Scholastic, Schoology and Smithsonian Learning Lab among others.

This year’s finalists and winners were selected from thousands of entries and judged based on various criteria, including: pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential.  

“Today’s students, teachers, schools and districts face immense challenges complicated by competing hardware technologies and quickly changing curriculum,” says Guido Kovalskys, co-founder and CEO of Nearpod. “We’re preparing classrooms for the 21st century by delivering innovative, standards-based, engaging digital content supported across all devices and are deeply honored to have our work recognized by such a prominent award.”

With a catalog of over 6,000 standards-aligned lessons for K-12 topics from digital citizenship to algebra, the company provides robust learning opportunities for students around the country. This news comes on the heels of six new Nearpod partnerships spanning LMS integrations with Canvas and Schoology as well as the launch of hundreds of new lessons created in partnership with leading authorities like BBC Worldwide. Additionally, in 2017 Nearpod was recognized for the second year in a row as one of the fastest growing private companies by the Inc 5000. 

About Nearpod:
Nearpod is an award-winning education technology company that is empowering teachers to transform instruction reaching 3 in 5 school districts across the US. Through the combination of software that merges multimedia with real-time student feedback, ready-to-teach digital content designed in partnership with respected publishers like Common Sense Education, PhET and Readworks, and unparalleled educator support, Nearpod is changing how teachers are integrating technology into the classroom.

About EdTech Digest:
EdTech Digest is an online news and information outlet with a global audience of millions of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in creating a better future for education. The site offers insights, updates, interviews into the rapidly evolving world of edtech for all those involved in any aspect of edtech. EdTech Digest administers the EdTech Awards program which is the largest and most competitive recognition program in all of education technology recognizing the biggest names in edtech – and newer talents who are shaping the future of edtech.

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