Apr 18

GuideK12 wins Cool Tool Award for Best District Data Solution by EdTech Digest

CoolTool_FinalistGuideK12, Geovisual analytics for education, Earns Prestigious Education Industry Recognition

Eagan, MN (April 18 2013) Results are in for the third annual EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions—and the best and brightest minds—in education and technology

GuideK12, geovisual analytics for education, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the winner of the “2013 Cool Tools Award” in the category of Best District Data Solution from a pool of eight finalists, as well as was named a finalist in the Best Student Academic Tracking Solution. This year’s program features some of the most robust entries ever. In all, more than 200 finalists were named in more than 40 categories.

The program comprised of the Cool Tool, Trendsetter and Leadership Awards. All entries fall into a subcategory under one of these three main categories.

The Cool Tool awards recognize new, emerging and established technology solutions for education; the Trendsetter awards include notable people or products shaping the space, and the EdTech Leadership awards recognize outstanding forward-thinking contributions to learning and technology.

A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this year’s evaluation proceedings. “Our judges are giants among us, having influenced millions through their efforts at improving, advancing and modernizing education,” said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor in Chief of EdTech Digest. “They are highly-regarded leaders from a variety of experiences, but what they all have in common is a keen eye for what works in education and technology.”

“We are proud to receive this honor from the EdTech Digest judges and appreciate the time they spent on the judging process.  Districts have to deal with so much data on a daily basis, geovisual analytics is the way to connect the dots, make sense of it quickly and easily for actionable insights.” states Chuck Amos, GuideK12 CEO

“With year-over-year sharp increases in entries, the 2013 program saw no shortage of quality workable technology solutions for education,” according to Rivero. “As the industry has advanced, this year’s entries are among the best ever,” he said. “The market certainly has its challenges, but letting its bright spots shine is not only a real pleasure—it’s what will continue to drive it forward and help students everywhere.”

GuideK12™ is a web-based Geovisual Analytic tool that helps school districts solve critical educational challenges by visualizing data on an interactive map.   Having the ability to link student information with household information, a district can save time and money while increasing transparency for everything from boundary planning, to program resource allocation to student performance analysis.  Allowing Administrators to run “what if” a scenario in real time and query student data is a break-through and drives decisions that are more efficient, and accurate.

A full list of award finalists and winners can be found at www.edtechdigest.com

For more about GuideK12, visit them on the web: www.guidek12.com

About GuideK12:

Based in Eagan, MN, GuideK12LLC is a geovisual analytics software company, which enables education decision makers to instantly explore and analyze school district data by adding a geographic and visual dimension to their student and community information.   By visualizing information spatially, decisions on everything from boundary analysis, to policy changes to resource planning and forecasting enrollments can be more insightful and faster.  GuideK12 has received numerous awards including DA Top 100 products for 2012, the National School Board Innovator Showcase for 2013 and named a 2013 SIIA CODiE finalist.  GuideK12 serves large metro, suburban and rural school districts throughout the United Sates. It is owned by private investors and a private investment group based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.