VocabularySpellingCity CODiE Award Finalist 2018

VocabularySpellingCity Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award Finalist
for Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution

VocabularySpellingCity.com earns prestigious industry recognition

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (May 3, 2018) VocabularySpellingCity, a game-based program that builds K-12 vocabulary and reading comprehension skills, today announced that VocabularySpellingCity was named a 2018 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Game-Based Curriculum Solution category. Finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector.

VocabularySpellingCity empowers students to study independently through engaging game-based learning activities, while giving teachers the tools to develop students’ literacy skills and implement best practices for effective vocabulary instruction. Recent research found that students practicing with the game-based literacy program for 10 minutes a day boosted vocabulary retention scores by 43% and reading comprehension by 21.5% in native English speakers and 46.5% in ELL students.

“We’re thrilled that the CODiE Awards have recognized VocabularySpellingCity as a finalist in the best game-based curriculum solution category for the third year in a row,” said John Edelson, CEO of VocabularySpellingCity, WritingCity, and Science4Us. “VocabularySpellingCity was initially created to save teachers time by automating spelling tests, while improving students’ spelling skills with a variety of activities. Nearly a decade later, VocabularySpellingCity has expanded to include study tools for helping teachers implement best practices for vocabulary instruction. Research shows time and time again the strong link between vocabulary and reading fluency and comprehension, so we provide engaging vocabulary activities to set students on a path to reading success.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology. VocabularySpellingCity was honored as one of 152 finalists across the 39 education technology categories.

“I am impressed by the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the 2018 CODiE award finalists. These products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to student and educator needs.” said Ken Wasch, President of SIIA.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists, and SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

Winners will be announced during a CODiE Award Celebration at the SIIA Annual Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco on June 13.

Details about each finalist are listed at http://www.siia.net/codie/Finalists

About the SIIA 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 www.siia.net/CODiE.


VocabularySpellingCity Contact: Brett Gillin, brett.gillin@spellingcity.com
SIIA Communications Contact: Benjamin Price, 703.909.4034, bprice@siia.net