Natick, MA, April 27, 2012- 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.”
Adaptive Technology Resources, ATR, is a Wisconsin-based reseller of Kurzweil Educational Software including Kurzweil 3000-firefly. ATR has had years of personal and professional experience working with students and school districts providing training and products that change people’s lives. Together with our team of AT consultants, ATR offers solutions to both individuals and school districts.