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Six Red Marbles’ Juba Wins Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning Magazine

December 22, 2011—Boston, MA—Six Red Marbles’ Juba®, a whole-brain learning exploration for kids, has won an Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning Magazine.

Tech & Learning said, “Judges were impressed by its quality and appreciated its innovative approach to engaging early-childhood and elementary students in interpretive, language development, and basic literacy skills.”

This is the latest in a string of honors awarded to Juba this year, including an Education Software Review Award (EDDIE), a Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE), a Tillywig Brain Child Award, a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, and a Mom’s Choice Gold Award.  Juba also was named a CODiE finalist by the Software & Information Industry Association and a finalist for EdTech Digest’s New Product or Service Cool Tool Award.

This fall, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt partnered with Six Red Marbles to market and sell Juba exclusively.

Juba immerses children in a multi-sensory experience of imagination and discovery, nurturing their natural desire to explore, create, share, and learn.  The program presents over 2,000 real-world images and sounds through a dynamic design to support instruction of literacy, language development, and STEM topics. The interactive curriculum engages students with open-ended questions, fun facts, and activities that develop understanding of colors, sizes, shapes, counting, and positions. 

Tech & Learning Magazine’s 30th annual Awards of Excellence program recognizes outstanding ed tech curriculum products. All entries are given a rigorous test-driving by qualified educators and are carefully screened by the T&L editorial team. Evaluation criteria include quality and effectiveness, ease of use, creative use of technology, and suitability for use in an educational environment. 

“We are incredibly grateful for the reception Juba received from Tech & Learning,” says Sarah White, President and Founder of Six Red Marbles.  “This honor truly validates our hard work to create an innovative program that allows a child’s curiosity and creativity to lead the way in learning.”

Six Red Marbles is an award-winning provider of educational solutions for the early childhood through higher education market.  With roots dating back more than 90 years, the company has developed thousands of creative, effective multi-media educational materials for leading publishers including McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Pearson. 

In 2010, the company released its own learning programs: Juba; Waza®, an interactive math readiness adventure; and Cabanga®, a celebrity agent role-playing game for middle school math.  All the programs have received numerous prestigious honors and awards. Six Red Marbles’ developed the programs through its own Natural Learning Approach™—a unique integration of the latest neuroscientific research on learning, Tribal Pedagogy, and interactive online delivery.  The approach, which is sensitive to why we learn, what we learn, when we learn, how we learn, and where we learn, creates fun learning environments that inspire kids and put them on personal paths to success.