Two EDUCATE companies win their categories in EdTech “Oscars”

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Two of EDUCATE’s most successful programme participants have won their categories in this year’s BETT Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the EdTech industry.

Tassomai, which was a finalist in three categories, and EasyPeasy – both members of cohort 4 of the programme – picked up the Best Education Support Resource for Parents or Home Learning and the Easy Years Content awards respectively.

Tassomai is an intelligent learning programme that helps students achieve results through quizzes, helping to build children’s knowledge and boost confidence.

EasyPeasy develops game ideas, hints and tips for the parents of pre-school children, to help develop the skills that will prepare them for school and beyond.

EDUCATE companies featured in several categories in this year’s list of honour, with the awards recognising creativity and innovation in the EdTech sector. They form an integral part of the Bett Show, and were presented this year by Damian Hinds, the Education Secretary.

Murray Morrison, founder of Tassomai, said: “We engaged with the EDUCATE process because we knew we had an enormous responsibility to many thousands of students teachers and parents using the app every day.

“Putting research efficacy and user-centred design at the heart of everything we do has been something that EDUCATE has been instrumental in supporting, and we are delighted to have the hard work of our team acknowledged by this tremendously exciting award.”

Jen Lexmond, Founder & CEO of EasyPeasy, said: “We’re all so thrilled to have won the Early Years Content award at the BETT Awards.

“We’re honoured to be part of the wider community working hard to promote the importance of Early Years.”

The winners are seen to have excelled in ICT provision and support for nurseries, schools, colleges and special schools alike in their category, with a clear focus on what works in the classroom.

Professor Rose Luckin, EDUCATE’s director, congratulated the two companies on their success: “Tassomai and EasyPeasy represent the very best of the companies with which we work, and the whole team is thrilled with their success in the Bett Awards 2019.”

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