Six Red Marbles’ Juba and Waza Named Finalists in 2011 CODiE Awards

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The industry’s only peer-reviewed education technology awards program recognizes Juba and Waza for innovation, outstanding achievement, and vision in the software and information industry.

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“We are extremely honored to have Juba and Waza received so well by leaders in the education technology field,” says Sarah White, President and Founder of Six Red Marbles.

Six Red Marbles’ new programs Juba™, a whole-brain learning exploration for young learners, and Waza™, an interactive adventure in early math, have both been named finalists for the Software & Information Industry Association's 26th Annual CODiE Awards.

The CODiE Awards, the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program, represents excellence and rewards innovation in the education technology, business software, and digital content industries. Finalists are recognized for outstanding achievement and vision in the software and information industry.

Juba has been named a finalist in the Best Education Technology Solution for Productivity/Creativity category. It immerses children in a multi-sensory experience of imagination and discovery, nurturing their natural desire to explore, create, share, and learn. Supporting instruction in language development, literacy, math, science, and the creative arts, children can explore 2,000 real life images from around the world that include sound effects and main idea labels, more than 1,500 STEM related fun facts and inquiry based questions, approximately 700 interactive activities correlated to learning standards, and a tool kit that allows for painting, drawing, typing, and audio recording—giving children the opportunity to express their knowledge through representational work.

Waza has been named a finalist in the Best Instructional Solution for Special Needs Students. It ignites an early passion for math by immersing kids in fun challenges, not "math problems." Kids embark on a vibrant, intuitive multisensory learning adventure through five galaxies, mastering the math skills that will set them light years ahead in school. The program features an Adaptive Curriculum which automatically adjusts to meet the individual learning levels of students, allowing kids to progress at their own pace while fostering an environment where students of different levels can excel in the same classroom. Waza tracks student progress, identifying weak skills while providing instructional coaching and support for independent progression, so students have a positive and personalized learning experience.

Both programs feature an integrated Spanish/English Toggle allowing kids to seamlessly switch languages for extra ELL support or to learn another language.

Juba and Waza can be used for child-directed or teacher-lead instruction—individual, small group, and whole class. They are delivered online and correlated to Common Core, State, and ISTE NETS learning standards, as well as NCTM (for Waza) and NAEYC and Head Start (for Juba). Each features a Teacher Dashboard that provides real-time tracking of student progress and access to comprehensive reporting. The programs can be accessed anywhere and anytime, and the Home Connection feature fosters teacher, student, and parent communication.

“We are extremely honored to have Juba and Waza named as CODiE Finalists and that the new programs have been received so well by leaders in the education technology field,” says Sarah White, President and Founder of Six Red Marbles. “Our company believes that engaging students by providing them with positive learning experiences sets the foundation for a lifetime love of learning.”

CODiE Award winners will be announced Monday May 23, 2011 at the SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco.

For more information, free trials and pricing information please visit http://www.sixredmarbles.com.

Six Red Marbles is an award-winning provider of educational solutions for the early childhood through higher education market. With roots dating back more than 90 years, the company has developed thousands of creative, effective multi-media educational materials for leading publishers including McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Pearson. Its programs have won awards from the Software & Information Industry Association, Technology & Learning Magazine, and the Association of Educational Publishers.

In 2010, the company released its own learning programs based on its Natural Learning Approach™, which uniquely integrates the latest neuroscientific research on learning, Tribal Pedagogy, and interactive online delivery. The approach—which is sensitive to why we learn, what we learn, when we learn, how we learn, and where we learn—creates fun learning environments that inspire kids and put them on personal paths to success. More information is available at http://www.sixredmarbles.com.

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