NATICK, Mass., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The ComputED Gazette recently named Kurzweil 3000®-firefly by Kurzweil Educational Systems® a winner in their 18th annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE) program.
The BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are chosen from titles submitted by publishers worldwide. Kurzweil 3000-firefly won in the "Teacher Tools: Literacy Skills Website" category.
For more than 18 years, The ComputED Gazette has been an online educational resource for educators. Based in the San Diego area, the online publication's directors are former classroom teachers who have expertise in providing the finest computer education to children and adults.
Kurzweil 3000-firefly technology provides reading, writing and test-taking supports that represent the core principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Students who have the cognitive ability but not the literacy skills to learn and perform at grade-level, including students with learning disabilities and second language learners, can thrive in content-area classes with the use of Kurzweil 3000-firefly.
"We are honored The ComputED Gazette chose Kurzweil 3000-firefly as a 2012 BESSIE Award winner," said Alex Saltonstall, general manager of Cambium Learning® Technologies. "Every day, in classrooms across America, this program changes the lives of the students we serve. The recognition of our industry peers is rewarding, in large part because we believe it reflects the difference that we make for students."
To learn more about Kurzweil 3000-firefly, visit www.kurzweiledu.com
To view all the BESSIE award winners, visit http://computedgazette.com/
About Cambium Learning Technologies
Cambium Learning® Technologies designs and publishes instructional technology for students in general and special education ranging from preK–adult and comprising four leading industry brands: Kurzweil Educational Systems, IntelliTools®, Learning A-Z, and ExploreLearning. Cambium Learning Technologies is a member of Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ: ABCD) based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.cambiumtech.com.
About Kurzweil 3000 and firefly
Kurzweil 3000® is a powerful reading, writing, test-taking and learning tool that makes curriculum accessible for all students. Backed by more than 30 years of research and development, it's widely recognized as one of the most comprehensive and integrated solutions for addressing language and literacy learning difficulties. firefly is a universally accessible web-based literacy solution that provides anytime, anywhere access to digital, text-based content. Kurzweil 3000 and firefly were developed by Kurzweil Educational Systems.
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