Coding Galaxy earns prestigious industry recognition
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2019) – Coding Galaxy, a game-based learning platform, was named the best coding and computational thinking solution of 2019 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. The prestigious CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative Business and Education technology products across the country and around the world.
Cherrypicks is incredibly honored and humbled that Coding Galaxy is acknowledged by the only peer-recognized competition in education and business technology, the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Coding & Computational Thinking. As one of the select few winners of the prestigious SIIA CODiE Award that is also certified by Kokoa Standard in Finland, a global quality standard for learning solutions, it validates our continuous efforts in making Coding Galaxy a one of a kind education platform for students to learn coding concepts and computational thinking through gamification. Jason Chiu, CEO of Cherrypicks
Coding Galaxy is a certified educational quality, all-in-one computational thinking and coding education program which integrates the innovative use of mobile technology with effective pedagogy to transform the traditionally mundane learning experience into a creative and interactive one.
As a certified Edtech product by Kokoa Standard, a global quality standard for learning solutions with Finnish educational expertise, Coding Galaxy provides an innovative and gamified learning approach to maximize learners’ learning efficiency and effectiveness. The curriculum aligns with international education standards such as CSTA K–12 Computer Science Standards and emphasizes the development of general skills along with a computational thinking mindset.
Through two years of development, Coding Galaxy is the culmination of results from research in diverse areas, including learning behavior, teaching environment, pedagogy, technological development trends and more. The comprehensive online and offline solutions, including digital teaching plans, unplugged activities and teaching materials integrating with artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze student performance and facilitating teachers in effectively improving their students’ problem-solving ability and 4Cs skills (Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking) to prepare them as “smart” citizens.
Powered by adaptive AI and knowledge graph, all learning content is tagged and linked with knowledge points in a knowledge graph. The smart analysis engine helps teachers grasp students’ learning progress and pinpoint strengths and weaknesses with each learning concept. Teachers are provided with an overview of student performance to understand each students’ weaknesses and strengths at a glance. A built-in early detection and alert system will also inform teachers of appropriate teaching intervention points, spotting learning problems and providing personalized follow-ups to prevent students from going astray on the learning path and fill the learning gaps.
“The 2019 CODiE award winners represent the best of a new class of innovative products that are disrupting education and adding new efficiencies for educators and administrators. These exciting new products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to student and educator needs,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA President. “Congratulations to Cherrypicks and all our honorees!”
The winner announcement was made by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, during the SIIA Ed Tech Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco. Thirty-four awards were given for products and services deployed specifically for education and learning professionals, including the top honor of the best overall Education Technology Solution.
A SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor, as each award winner was first reviewed by expert judges including educators and administrators whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products, and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.
More information about the Awards is available at http://www.siia.net/codie.
Details about the winning products can be found at http://www.siia.net/codie/2019-Winners.
About the CODiE Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.