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.
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.
“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.”
"TTRS is a fantastic product that is making a huge difference for many students. Very highly recommended!"
"Good production quality of videos and rated highly by many teachers."
“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...”
"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"
"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"
“A classic and essential resource which is still as brilliantly interactive and useful as always”
"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"
"Excellent array of competitive activities for students to engage with and monitor progress in a brilliant league table ranking style."
“Excellent use of a familiar product with the addition of technology that is ideal for young people.”
Dr Kevin P Stenson
"Modern take on a school projector with additional, fun benefits."
Dr Kevin P Stenson
"Engaging app that aids learning in an easy to use way."
Dr Kevin P Stenson
“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”
"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"
"This is a great resource both for teaching about the history of computing and, I think, for encouraging girls to take the subject up."
Assistant professor in mathematics education in the School of Education at the University of Leicester
Assistant subject team leader for English, Newport High School
Head of modern foreign languages at a large secondary school in Solihill, and author
Chief executive of The Smallpeice Trust
Independent educational ICT and computing consultant
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!