Edsby wins Reader’s Choice Award from eSchool News

Toronto, Ontario; August 1st, 2014 — Readers of eSchool News, a publisher of K-12 educational technology (“edtech”) news and information, have named Edsby® one of the best products in edtech.

More than 1,300 educators and administrators from K-12 schools and districts across North America nominated their favorite edtech products or services this past spring for eSchool News’ 2014-15 Readers’ Choice Awards; nominations from vendors were not accepted.

When submitting nominations, educators were asked to describe how they were using each product to improve teaching, learning, or school administration—and to what effect.

The result “is a list of edtech products and services that have proven to be effective,” said eSchool News Editorial Director Dennis Pierce. “We hope readers will find this information valuable as they consider what technologies they should use in their own schools.”

Fifty products, spanning all of educational technology (e.g. software, hardware, AV equipment, etc.) were named by the publication as Readers’ Choices. The social learning and engagement platform Edsby was one of the only software products of its type to receive the recognition.

Edsby customers sent enthusiastic nominations to the magazine. Among them:

“I have been thrilled with what Edsby can do and how easily it does it. I am an Edsby addict.”
-John Leach, Philopateer Christian College

“Edsby is a next-generation web portal for students, teachers, parents, and administration. You really have to see it to understand how effective it is and all that it does, but it is definitely best of breed.”
-Jon Butcher, St. Andrew’s College

“This online learning management system has allowed our 1-to-1 laptop environment to educate beyond the brick and mortar school, facilitating flipping of classrooms and more collaboration among the stakeholders of the school district.”
– Charles Thacker, Farmington Municipal Schools

The winners and honorable mentions are recognized in a special feature published in the August 2014 edition of eSchool News, as well as on eSchoolNews.com. This special feature highlights the winning products and services and includes comments from readers about why each entry deserves the award.

To read about this year’s award winners, go to http://www.eschoolnews.com/rca.

About eSchool Media
eSchool Media Inc. is a news and information organization delivering print, online, email, and video communications to more than half a million K-20 decision makers and influencers throughout North America and around the world. Its information networks help educators successfully use technology to transform education and achieve their goals. eSchool News is the flagship publication of eSchool Media Inc., which also includes eCampus News, serving higher education, and eClassroom News, an electronic publication network for teachers.

About Edsby
Edsby is a social learning platform that enables school districts and private schools to connect their teachers, students and parents together using the modern technologies that have become so pervasive in people’s lives today. Edsby is developed by CoreFour, a team that has been building scalable, reliable software systems for education organizations around the world for almost 30 years. CoreFour builds high performance cloud-based solutions using latest software technology, techniques and standards. Edsby is a registered trademark of CoreFour Inc.