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Six Red Marbles’ Math Programs Cabanga and Waza Win Cool Tool Awards From Edtech Digest

Boston, MA—Six Red Marbles’ online interactive programs Waza®, a multisensory math readiness adventure, and Cabanga®, a celebrity agent role-playing game for middle school math, have each won the EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award for Academic Gaming Solution.  Both programs, as well as Six Red Marbles’ Juba®, a whole-brain learning exploration for kids, were named finalists for the New Product or Service Cool Tool Award.

This is the latest in a string of honors awarded to Six Red Marbles’ entire suite of programs this year.  Each program has won 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.  In addition, Juba and Waza were named CODiE finalists by the Software & Information Industry Association, and Cabanga was an SIIA Innovation Incubator Finalist.

Each year EdTech Digest recognizes leaders in education for outstanding transformational contributions in education through technology, enriching the lives of learners everywhere.  Judges looked for innovative and trendsetting cool tools, moving education forward into the 21st century.

Of Waza and Cabanga the Award Judges said:

"Cabanga is one of the most attractive middle school math products out there, but it's not just about looks—with its robust dashboard and thoughtfully-crafted and personalized approach, there's a lot of brains behind its beauty."

"Waza is out of this world. For young students learning basic math, this program is an irresistible adventure."

"Six Red Marbles is on a roll! I look forward to more exciting products out of this talented group of people who have combined high aesthetics, workable education research and practical fun! Bravo!"

"We believe math can be – and should be – fun," says Sarah White, President and Founder of Six Red Marbles.  "Our goal with Cabanga and Waza was to engage kids in learning and generate positive emotions so that kids want to learn, and do, more math.  We are beyond pleased that the EdTech judges recognized our hard work."

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, and Cabanga.  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. 

More information is available at http://www.sixredmarbles.com

Jessica Schwartz Hahn
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