The Results Are In

The judges have made their decisions, and Teach Secondary and Technology & Innovation magazines are delighted to be able to announce the winners of the Tech for Teachers Awards, 2019; recognising edtech developments that are already making a real difference in schools throughout the UK.

Tech for Teachers is a unique awards scheme, with genuine classroom impact at its heart. In order to succeed, entries must be as effective as they are innovative, demonstrating real benefits for teaching and learning, value for money, and long-term potential.

Following a call-out to individuals and organisations throughout the sector, inviting them to submit their very best products and resources for consideration, shortlists were drawn up in each of five, curriculum-linked categories. Our expert panel then assessed these using a clear list of criteria, in order to bestow five-star, four-star and three-star prizes in each category.

See all of our 2019 winners below

Discover The Winners

Our finalists represent a superb selection of edtech developments, each of which has the potential to enhance the education experience for young people, reduce teacher workload and improve outcomes. From an interactive motion comic that can unlock Shakespeare for students, to a brilliantly engaging online platform aimed at building proficiency in times tables recall, the list is wonderfully diverse, with plenty to offer educators of all subject specialisms.

Maths
star star star star star

QAMA Calculator

(QAMA Calculator)

www.qamacalculator.com

“A really cleverly thought-through device, which has the potential to get students to think about the size of their answer and avoid 'mindless' calculation.”
Colin Foster

star star star star star

Times Tables Rock Stars

(Maths Circle Limited)

www.ttrockstars.com

"TTRS is a fantastic product that is making a huge difference for many students. Very highly recommended!"
Colin Foster

star star star

GCSEPod

(GCSEPod)

www.gcsepod.com

"Good production quality of videos and rated highly by many teachers."
Colin Foster

category winner

Izak9

(Qubizm)

www.izak9.com/efficacy

category winner

Maths-Whizz

(Whizz-Education)

www.whizz.com

English
star star star star star

ClassVR

(Avantis Education)

www.classvr.com

“Genuinely blown away by this - such amazing potential in the English classroom. One of my students commented it was 'sick' which I am assured is high praise indeed from a 14-year old...”
Claire Meynell

star star star star

Authorfy

(Authorfy)

www.authorfy.com

"Engaging resources that really inspire learners. Primarily suted to KS3; the price is reasonable for the subscription - and I would consider this in my department"
Claire Meynell

star star star

Macbeth Interactive Motion Comic DVD

(Classical Comics)

www.classicalcomics.com/product/macbeth-interactive-motion-comic/

"This interactive DVD ties in well with the graphic comics - learners can read along with the dramatised animations. It has some potential for further development also"
Claire Meynell

category winner

Approaches to 19th Century texts in GCSE Literature and GCSE Language

(Eduqas)

http://resources.eduqas.co.uk/Pages/ResourceSingle.aspx?rIid=1192

category winner

IDL Literacy

(Ascentis - IDL)

www.idlsgroup.com

MFL
star star star star star

Linguascope

(Linguascope)

www.linguascope.com

“A classic and essential resource which is still as brilliantly interactive and useful as always”
Jake Hunton

star star star star

Vocab Express

(Collins)

www.collins.co.uk/pages/vocab-express

"A fantastic resource which ensures a level of exciting competition for the students as they compare their scores to see who comes out on top in their learning"
Jake Hunton

star star star star

Languagenut Secondary

(Languagenut Ltd.)

www.languagenut.com/en-gb/secondary

"Excellent array of competitive activities for students to engage with and monitor progress in a brilliant league table ranking style."
Jake Hunton

category winner

Yabla

(Yabla, Inc.)

www.yabla.com

category winner

My French Exam

(theLanguageApp)

www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrdrbrp

STEAM
star star star star star

Wedo

(LEGO Education)

www.education.lego.com/en-gb/product/wedo-2

“Excellent use of a familiar product with the addition of technology that is ideal for young people.”
Dr Kevin P Stenson

star star star star

HUE HD Pro

(Ascent Information Technology Ltd t/a HUE)

https://huehd.com/pro

"Modern take on a school projector with additional, fun benefits."
Dr Kevin P Stenson

star star star

Theory Works

(ABRSM)

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/abrsm-theory-works/id1415709055?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D

"Engaging app that aids learning in an easy to use way."
Dr Kevin P Stenson

category winner

Editable teaching resources and textbooks for Design and Technology

(PG Online)

www.pgonline.co.uk

category winner

GCSE Achieve - Science

(bksb)

www.bksb.co.uk/products/gcse-achieve

Computing
star star star star star

BBC micro:bit

(Micro:bit Educational Foundation)

www.microbit.org

“Being able to create something that is an actual object with your own code makes this device not only exciting, but potentially a great introduction to other areas, such as the internet of things”
Terry Freedman

star star star star

FUZE4 Nintendo Switch

(FUZE Technologies Ltd)

www.fuze.co.uk/nintendo-switch.html

"Turns the Nintendo into a serious computer programming device, and helps students to learn the concepts of programming and gain familiarity with the syntax used by both BASIC and Python"
Terry Freedman

star star star

Women in Computing

(London Grid for Learning, and E2bN Grid)

www.lgfl.net/learning-resources/summary-page/women-in-computing

"This is a great resource both for teaching about the history of computing and, I think, for encouraging girls to take the subject up."
Terry Freedman

category winner

Creative Computing Curriculum

(Mr Andrews Online)

www.mrandrewsonline.co.uk

category winner

Grok Learning

(Grok Learning)

www.groklearning.com

Meet This Year's Judges

Colin Foster

Judged Maths

Assistant professor in mathematics education in the School of Education at the University of Leicester

Claire Meynell

Judged English

Assistant subject team leader for English, Newport High School

Jake Hunton

Judged MFL

Head of modern foreign languages at a large secondary school in Solihill, and author

Dr Kevin P Stenson

Judged STEAM

Chief executive of The Smallpeice Trust

Terry Freedman

Judged Computing

Independent educational ICT and computing consultant

Stay Tuned For Next Year

We would like to thank everyone who took part in Tech for Teachers 2019, and our five judges for their time and expertise; we are hugely proud to be able to celebrate and share such an outstanding list of winners… and we have exciting plans for next year’s awards...watch this space!