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Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Expands Bammy Awards to Include Education Technology

Edcamp Foundation to judge best-in-class education apps, tools and digital resources for educators

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences announced that the 2013 Bammy Awards have been expanded to include developers of education technology. The inaugural Bammy “EdTech” Awards will recognize the best-in-class education apps, teaching tools and education-related web sites. The Edcamp Foundation will serve as the jury, selecting the honorees for the 2013 Bammy Edtech Awards. Honorees will be presented with the coveted Bammy Award statuette at the same black-tie, red-carpet event in Washington, D.C., September 21st, where prominent and influential educators from across the nation will convene to celebrate the entire education community.

“Adding edtech categories to the Bammy Awards acknowledges that technology is becoming increasingly important in education. We’re excited about this program”
The edtech submission process began on May 1st of this year at http://industry.bammyawards.com and extends through August. Early submissions have been received from Scholastic, Edmodo, IAC, and the National Science Foundation.

“The Edcamp Foundation and a team of Edcampers are honored to judge the EdTech Awards this year. The voice of teachers should be loud and clear when it comes to learning technologies, and this is a great way to advocate for kids and learning,” said Kristen Swanson, board member of the Edcamp Foundation.

“The Science360 for iPad app was developed to encourage everyone to get engaged in science and engineering. We’re always looking for opportunities to reach new audiences. We appreciate this opportunity,” said Dana Topousis, Director or Public Affairs, National Science Foundation.

“Adding edtech categories to the Bammy Awards acknowledges that technology is becoming increasingly important in education. We’re excited about this program,” said Errol St. Clair Smith, executive producer of the Bammy Awards.

Modeled on the broad scope of the Oscars, Grammys and Emmys, the Bammy Awards accept nominations in dozens of disparate categories including teachers, principals, superintendents, school nurses, education advocates, researchers, early childhood specialists, education journalists, school custodians, parents and other members from across the education village.

About the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences

The Academy is comprised of over 212 prominent education leaders including Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford University; Diane Ravitch, former Assistant Secretary of Education; Dr. Timothy Shriver, CEO of the Special Olympics and the directors of NAESP, AASA, PTA, NASN, ASBO and NASSP.

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