Winners of the 2005 BESSIE Awards

     ComputED Learning Center, San Diego's leading computer education resource, is pleased to announce winners of its 11th Annual Best Educational Software Awards. The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites which provide parents and teachers with the technology tools 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).


Interactive Story: Dora the Explorer: Fairytale Adventure 
(Backbone Entertainment/ImaginEngine (510) 547-6101)             

Language Arts: Blue's Room: Blue Talks! (Backbone Entertainment/
             ImaginEngine (510) 547-6101) 

Math: Dragon Tales: Learn and Fly with Dragons (Scholastic
             (800) SCHOLASTIC         


Math: Basic Math Solved! 2005 (Bagatrix, Inc.
             (800) 813-4252)

Special Ed Website: The Imagination Station (
             (866) 883-7323)                     

Productivity Tools: Scholastic Keys (Tom Snyder Productions)
             (617) 926-6000)


Language Arts Website:
Flashlight Readers: Because of Winn-Dixie
(e-Scholastic (800) SCHOLASTIC)  - see review

Language Arts: I Spy Spooky Mansion Deluxe (Scholastic
(800) SCHOLASTIC)                                   
Thinking Skills: Kidspiration (Inspiration Software (503)297-3004)

Math: Numbers Up! Volcanic Panic (EdAlive 61 2 6776 0200)

Science Website: OLogy (American Museum of Natural History
             (212) 496-3553)   - see review             

To contact us:
ComputED Gazette
Phone: (760) 631-0853