Sherston Wins 2 BESSIEs with The Big Bus 2.0 and Red Pen Tool

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Sherston, a division of BLi Education Ltd, wins twice in “ComputED GAZETTE’s” 17th annual Best Educational Software Awards. This prestigious awards program targets innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. The Big Bus 2.0 wins its first BESSIE in the category of Early Elementary: Multi-Subject Website. Red Pen Tool wins its first BESSIE in the category of Teacher Tools: Technology Tool Website.

“Sherston and BLi Education have a tradition of excellence in educational content and tools, and have been early adopters of the move to the cloud,” says US Director, Erin Antonius.

“Sherston and BLi Education have a tradition of excellence in educational content and tools, and have been early adopters of the move to the cloud,” says US Director, Erin Antonius. “Receiving these awards for two of our flagship web-based products is a validation of our move to online delivery.”

The Big Bus 2.0 (http://www.thebigbus.com) provides the very best in engaging, interactive learning activities that reinforce classroom teaching in reading and writing, math, and science. Covering skills for students from PreK to grade 5, The Big Bus addresses and is aligned to core learning standards as well as developing 21st century thinking skills. Designed to make the journey of learning fun, teachers and students explore one of three worlds, based on age-range and ability. The 40+ interactive modules help students develop basic to advanced skills. The Big Bus 2.0 has previously been awarded The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval.

Red Pen Tool (http://www.redpentool.com) is a revolutionary, easy to use piece of software that enables users to view, annotate and mark any digital file on-screen through a Flash enabled web-browser. Red Pen Tool removes the requirement to print out students’ digital work in order to grade it. Simply upload students’ files into the tool, then view and mark them on-screen. When used in MAPS or Moodle reviewers (students, peers, teachers) can review links assessment objectives to student work, and can annotate and add notes all without changing the student’s original work.

“After only a year in North America education,” Antonius comments, “this kind of recognition is quite an accomplishment and we are honored to receive the BESSIE awards.”

For further information on The Big Bus and Red Pen Tool, including obtaining access to a trial subscription, please contact Reeza Awoodun, Group Marketing Director.

About Sherston Software, Inc.

Sherston Software (http://www.sherstonamerica.com) publishes award-winning, innovative solutions for education. Creative curriculum content, special needs software, science peripherals and evidence-based assessment tools empower teaching and learning, stimulate creativity and equip learners with 21st century technology skills. Their expansive product line fits your environment with products for interactive white boards, traditional classrooms, portable computers and online learning platforms. Titles include BBC Science Simulations and the heralded On Track Series. Sherston America is part of BLi Education Ltd, a respected leader in the international education market.

To find out more about ComputED GAZETTE and the BESSIE Awards please visit http://computedgazette.com/page3.html

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