Academics’ Choice has announced the winners of the 2013 Academics’ Choice Awards, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills.
The Academics’ Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners. Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory.
“Science has proven that we can enhance our cognitive abilities throughout our entire lives,” notes Stephanie Howard, marketing coordinator for Academics’ Choice Awards. “We were very impressed with this year’s submissions — from deductive reasoning puzzles to early reading and foreign language programs.”
The hundreds of submitted products that are not chosen by the Academics’ Choice Awards team (and many that are chosen) are donated to a variety of worthy charities and other organizations across the globe.
—Full list of winners: www.academicschoice.com/2013