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Five Cambium Learning Group Products Win 19th Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards From The ComputED Gazette

DALLAS, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambium Learning ® Group ( ABCD), a leading educational solutions and services company providing evidence-based support to help all students reach their full potential, announced today that five of its learning solutions have been honored by The ComputED Gazette. Kurzweil 3000 ®- firefly , ExploreLearning Gizmos ®, ExploreLearning Reflex ® , and Learning A-Z's and were named winners in the 19th Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards, which recognize the most innovative and effective content-rich learning products—including websites and apps for iPad and Android.  


Chosen from titles submitted by publishers worldwide, the winning products provide parents and teachers with high-impact technology tools that foster educational excellence and student accomplishment. 

"We are thrilled that The ComputED Gazette has recognized our outstanding online and software products as part of its annual BESSIE Awards," said John Campbell, chief executive officer of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. "And we are proud to join the other distinguished products that play a pivotal role in creating solutions to significantly enhance teacher effectiveness and student achievement across the globe."

The following Cambium Learning Group solutions received 2013 BESSIE awards:

Multi-Level Category
  • Kurzweil 3000 - firefly: Reading, writing, and study skills software for English language learners and students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia
  • ExploreLearning Reflex: Game-based system helping students develop fluency with basic math facts
  • ExploreLearning Gizmos: More than 450 interactive online simulations for math and science education in grades 3-12

Teacher Tools Category
  • Learning A-Z A website for K-6 teachers delivering thousands of printable and projectable books and instructional resources, spanning 27 levels


To view a complete list of BESSIE winners, visit

For more information about Cambium Learning Group, visit

About The ComputED Gazette : The ComputED Gazette   has been a valuable online educational resource for more than 19 years. Its directors are educators who have provided the finest computer education to children and adults in the North San Diego area. The Gazette  is proud sponsor of two national awards: The  Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES) in the spring and the  Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in the summer. 

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