Winners of the 2005-06 BESSIE Awards

     ComputED Learning Center, San Diego's leading computer education resource, is pleased to announce winners of its 12th Annual Best Educational Software Awards. The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites which provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. The BESSIES have had the distinction of previously being co-sponsored by the CBS-affiliate in San Diego (KFMB-TV, Ch.8). Winners are selected from titles submitted by software publishers around the world (a list of last year's winners is available). All submitted titles are made available to school districts, teachers, and the public through ComputED and the Educational Software Preview Service of San Diego Center for Educational Technology (a nonprofit organization).


Language Arts:: Take It To The Computer, Writing Sentences & Paragraphs,
             Grade 1 
(Evan-Moor (831) 649-5901)

Language Arts Website: (Brandeis University (781) 736-2700)

Multi-Subject: Didi and Ditto: The Wolf King (Kutoka Interactive (514) 849-4800)

EFL: E-Blocks (Positivo Informatica (818) 448-3370/(877) 438-3256)

Interactive Story: Dora the Explorer: Dance to the Rescue (ImaginEngine/
             Foundation 9 Entertainment (510) 547-6101)

Math Website: (Brandeis University (781) 736-2700)


Language Arts Website:
PLATO Remedial Writing Solution (PLATO Learning
             (952) 832-1000)

Writing: Take It To The Computer - Writing Sentences and Paragraphs, 
             Grade 3
(Evan-Moor (831) 649-5901)                                                         

Math Website:
PLATO Foundational Mathematics (PLATO Learning
             (952) 832-1000) 
Thinking Skills: Kidspiration  (Inspiration (503) 297-3004)

Social Studies Website: (Brandeis University (781) 736-2700)

Science Website: Science Explorations (Scholastic (800) SCHOLASTIC)
             - see review

Spelling: Spelling FORCE  (EdAlive +61 2 67760220)

Character Education: Star Sportsmanship (LetterPress Software (435) 755-5996)

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