Lynnfield, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
JogNog today announced that it has been named a finalist for "Innovative Technology of the Year: Education Technology" for the 2014 Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) Technology Leadership Awards. In this highly competitive category, JogNog’s unique use of intrinsic rewards to motivate students to learn was recognized as innovative and effective. With more than 70,000 educator-created questions, the JogNog app offers teachers easy access to high quality, ready-to-use quizzes for almost any Common Core or state standard. The engaging format keeps students challenged to earn achievement badges aligned to curriculum standards, and teachers find that JogNog removes their burden of writing and grading weekly quizzes.
MassTLC unveiled the finalists for the 17th annual awards last night during a cocktail reception hosted at the Microsoft NERD Center. Attended by hundreds of executives, technologists, investors, media, analysts, and other members of the Massachusetts innovation ecosystem, this year’s award nominees represent the best of the region’s tech industry in 16 categories. A complete list of finalists appears on the MassTLC site: http://masstlcawards.org/2014/finalists.
“Our congratulations to JogNog and to all the finalists of the 17th annual MassTLC Leadership Awards,” said Tom Hopcroft, president and CEO of Mass Technology Leadership Council. “Each one is an example of the executive leadership, business acumen, and technological innovation fueling Massachusetts’ economy and an example of the breadth and depth of talent in our region.”
“We are absolutely delighted to be selected to be a finalist for ‘Innovative Technology of the Year’,” commented Stephen Smith, President and CEO of JogNog. “We are lucky to be based in Massachusetts where an amazing organization like MassTLC makes this award available to encourage JogNog and others to help teachers through smart applications of technology.”
Finalists were selected from hundreds of nominations, as judged by panels of executives, investors, analysts, media, and thought leaders in each of the 16 categories who participated in the selection process. The pool of finalists will be further narrowed during the coming weeks, with winners announced on Thursday, September 11, at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala at the Westin Waterfront in Boston. Details and advance registration are available at http://www.masstlcawards.org.
Award categories for the 2014 Technology Leadership Awards include: CEO of the Year, CTO of the Year, Emerging Executive of the Year, Private Company of the Year, Public Company of the Year, Start-up to Watch, Innovative Technology of the Year – Big Data, Innovative Technology of the Year – Cloud, Innovative Technology of the Year – Education Technology, Innovative Technology of the Year – Healthcare and Life Sciences, Innovative Technology of the Year – Internet of Things, Innovative Technology of the Year – Mobile Applications, Innovative Technology of the Year – Mobile Technology, Innovative Technology of the Year – Robotics, Innovative Technology of the Year – Sales & Marketing, Innovative Technology of the Year – Security.
The 2014 Technology Leadership Awards are sponsored by (Platinum) Aericon, Invest Northern Ireland, Microsoft, PwC and Skyscope, along with (Gold) CHEN PR, K Square Law, and Raytheon.
JogNog provides digital learning apps for online formative and summative assessment that motivate students to learn in an engaging and fun way. Specifically designed to meet teachers’ needs, it delivers quizzes aligned to Common Core and state curriculum standards for grades 2 through 12. JogNog uses the latest in educational research to create competitive learning games that enhance the process. It is available on the web, iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows phone, and the educational tablets Amplify and Kuno. For more information about JogNog, visit http://www.JogNog.com.
About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
With more than 550 member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at http://www.masstlc.org.