BLOOMINGTON, Ill., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaggle, the leading provider of safe online collaboration and productivity tools, announced today they have been selected as a finalist for the prestigious CODiE Awards in both "Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas" and "Best Education Community Solution" categories. Being selected as a finalist is a unique and important distinction, as the CODiEs are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. Established by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiEs recognize excellence and achievement in the education technology industry. CODiE Award Winners will be announced on May 23rd.
"I'm thrilled that we are finalists again in this year's CODiE Awards," said Jeff Patterson, CEO of Gaggle. "It's even more meaningful as Gaggle has officially joined the SIIA family as a corporate member."
"The addition of Gaggle Apps to our collection of educational tools has been met with extraordinary excitement from educators around the world, and being selected as a finalist for the CODiE Awards really validates our value to students and teachers," said Andrea Keith, Gaggle Implementation Manager. "Our goal is always to provide the cutting-edge technology tools that educators want in a safe environment, and it's an honor to have that passion recognized."
For more information and a complete list of categories and finalists, please visit www.siia.net/codies/2011.
About the CODiE™ Awards
The CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose - to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.
Gaggle is dedicated to providing safe online collaboration and productivity tools for schools, and has been a leading provider to school districts throughout the United States since 1999. Gaggle currently hosts over 4 million users in the US and 23 countries. The company is an expert in secure communications for schools and has developed proprietary technology and monitoring systems. Based in Bloomington, IL, Gaggle's collaboration tools are the winner of numerous education industry awards, including a finalist nomination for the prestigious CODiE Awards in 2011 and recipient of a 2010 Technology & Learning Award of Excellence. For information, visit Gaggle at www.gaggle.net or call 800-288-7750.
Director of Marketing, Gaggle.Net, Inc.