Company Awards Include Best Multi-Level/Multi-Subject Website, Best Special Education Website, and Best Online K-8 Assessment Tool
May 2, 2019 - MobyMax, the most widely adopted differentiated learning solution in the U.S., has received a record 25 Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIEs) from ComputED Gazette.
The Awards recognize cutting-edge and content-rich programs and websites (including apps for iOS and Android) that provide parents and teachers with the technology they need to foster educational excellence. Selection criteria include academic content, technical merit, subject approach, and management systems.
MobyMax co-founder Glynn Willett was particularly gratified that the company’s innovations to improve special education were recognized in the Teacher Tools category.
“Every student has learning gaps,” he notes. “Our research has shown that the single most effective way to improve student outcomes is to find and fix missing skills. That’s been particularly true in special education classrooms, where students need more individualized instruction and where teachers often need the most help.”
Says Caitlin Corlett, a seventh grade special education teacher at The Lowell School in Whitestone, NY, “If you teach Special Education, you probably have students come to your class in the fall with a lack of confidence. They are very unsure of their skills. The best thing you can do for them is help them find those “a ha!” moments, where everything clicks in place, and they understand a concept in their own way. I will use any tool at my disposal to make those “a ha!” moments happen, and that’s what MobyMax does.”
“MobyMax is rare in its ability to meet the educational needs of both gifted and remedial students,” explains Willett. “That’s because MobyMax’s adaptive curriculum enables teachers to create individualized education plans for students at any level. Gifted students can progress as quickly as they like, while remedial students get the extra instruction that will make the difference for them.”
MobyMax was one of only two companies this year whose product won BESSIEs in multiple categories. As they evaluated MobyMax, reviewers noted how Moby Suite’s “stimulating, interactive” lessons for K-8 students aligned with the Common Core as well as State standards. The rewards students earn as they complete lessons, such as badges, game time, and contest points, guarantee that “children will love the colorful and easy-to-use interface accompanied by audio guidance,” as reviewers put it.
In addition to the Special Education award, Moby won BESSIE Awards from ComputED Gazette in the following categories:
Early Learning – Best Reading Website
Early Elementary – Best Math Fact Fluency Website; Best Math Website, Best Writing Skills Website; Best Core Math Skills Website
Upper Elementary – Best Writing Website, Best Science Website, Best Online Science Program, Best Test Skills Website, Best Math Skills Website, Best Critical Thinking Skills Website, Best Multi-Subject Website
Middle School – Best Multi-Subject Website
Multi-Level – Best Reading & Language Arts Website, Best Special Education Website, Best Online Multi-Subject Skills Website; Best Math/Reading Test Preparation Website, Best Critical Thinking Skills Website, Best Multi-Subject Website, Best Multi-Subject Website
Teacher Tools – Best Online K-8 Assessment Tool, Best Adaptive Learning Tool Website, Best Special Education Resource Website, Best Multi-Subject/K-8 Internet Courseware, Best Online Educational Resource, Best Online Curriculum & Management System
MobyMax helps struggling learners quickly catch up to grade level and closes learning gaps for all students.
Moby Learning, Moby Assessments, Moby Interactive, and Moby Rewards are all award-winning solutions individually. When combined together in Moby Suite, they create the most effective solution to find and fix learning gaps.
MobyMax is used in more than 82% of all K-8 schools in the United States, with over 28.7 million students and 1.5 million teachers registered.
MobyMax has been recognized with a record 49 education software awards in 2018, including:
- The CODiE award for Best Pre-K/Early Childhood Learning Solution
- EdTech Digest’s Best e-Learning, Blended, or Flipped Solution Award
- The 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company
- The 2018 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom by Learning Magazine.
About Computed Gazette
The ComputED Gazette is the sponsor of two national awards: The Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES) in the spring, and the Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in the summer. Its directors are educators who provide computer education to children and adults in California. This is the 25th year the BESSIEs have been awarded.