For the busy teacher, the Education Resources Awards provide a short-cut to sifting through the best resources of the past year. Created by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the awards recognise quality and innovation across the range of teaching resources.
Ray Barker, director of BESA, says the range of resources and companies involved is one of the great strengths of the awards: "The Education Resources Awards are the only awards that highlight the quality and diversity of educational products and resources, excellent educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the teaching profession and supplies industry."
All the shortlisted resources will be showcased on the BESA stand and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at Aston Villa Football Club after the second day of the show. The shortlist by category is: Special education
Crick Software - Jigworks.
David Fulton Publishers - Meeting SEN in the Curriculum.
LDA - Speed Up!
Mantra Lingua - Macbeth Interactive.
Speechmark Publishing - Interactive Storytelling.
TextHelp - ReadWrite 7.1 Gold.
AC Black Publishers - Playsongs Lively Time.
Berol - Berol Koloron.
Findel Education - Galt Role Play Unit.
LDA - Time to Talk Game.
TTS Group - The Tuff Spot and 50 Ways to Use a Tuff Spot.
Zero to Ten - Little Players Series.
Primary resources and equipment 2Simple Software - 2Animate.
BEAM Education - Toptastic Tales.
Channel 4 - Seeing History: Britain Since 1930.
LDA - Time Lotto.
Logical Learning - Numberball.
Philip and Tacey - The Story Maker's Chest.
Secondary resources and equipment British Film Institute - Screening Shots.
Channel 4 - Design and Technology - Graphic Products.
Nelson Thornes - Horizons.
Nelson Thornes - ICT Framework Solutions.
Ordnance Survey - Free Maps for 11-year-olds Scheme.
Sunflower Learning - Sunflower Multimedia for Science Biology Suite.
Thorpe Kilworth - The Science Studio.
AC Black Publishers - Paint Me A Poem and Singing French.
Collins Education - Collins Big Cat.
Crick Software - Clicker Books.
Mantra Lingua - Ellis's Secret Diary.
Scholastic - Creative Ideas for Plot, Character and Setting.
Speechmark Publishing - Understanding and Using Spoken Language.
Crown House Publishing - Little Owl's Book of Thinking and Parents First.
Dorling Kindersley - e.encyclopedia science.
Nelson Thornes - For the National Framework (MFL series).
Oxford University Press - Framework Maths
Management Pocketbooks - Teachers' series
2Simple Software - 2Calculate and 2Create.
Adobe Systems Europe - Adobe School Collection.
Daydream Education - Interactive Wallcharts.
Eskills UK - CC4G (Computer Clubs for Girls).
SEMERC - My Modelling Toolkit.
* Awards will also be given for: Educational Exporter of the Year, and Supplier of the Year (pound;1m-pound;3m); Supplier of the Year (Over pound;3million); UK Innovation; Leadership in Teaching; Educational Establishment of the Year; Outstanding Achievement.
2Simple Software: Stand SW40
AC Black Publishers: Stand PV190
BEAM Education: Stand PV95
Berol: Stand AZ23
BESA: Stand A910
Channel 4 Learning: Stand A920
Crick Software: Stand IT30
David Fulton Publishers:Stand PV2
Daydream Education: Stand IT32
LDA: Stand A718
Mantra Lingua: Stand PV17B
Nelson Thornes: Stand PV114
Oxford University Press: Stand PV198220
Philip Tacey: Stand B400
Scholastic Ltd: Stand PV1
Semerc: Stand PV2
Speechmark Publishing: Stand SN28
Teachers' Pocketbooks Series: Stand PV13
TextHelp: Stand SN52
Thorpe Kilworth: Stand SN71
TTS Group: Stand EY64