Orchard Software is based upon time-tested instructional practices that current research has proven to be effective across a large number of students. In addition, Orchard goes a step further and is continually conducting research to validate the efficacy of our software.
Orchard is recognizing educators across the country that have embraced technology as a tool for delivering instruction and have used it to its fullest potential and have seen results.
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Industry Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers around the world.
Distinguished Achievement Awards
Distinguished Achievement Awards are offered by the Association of Educational Publishers in recognition of the best educational materials produced by publishers across the country.
The ComputED Gazette identifies winners of the Annual Best Educational Software Awards. The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs (including apps for iPad and Android) and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Some selection criteria are academic content, technical merit, subject approach, and management system. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers worldwide.
Annual Education Software Review Awards(EDDIE Awards). The EDDIES recognizes innovative and content-rich software and websites that can be used by educators to augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity; or by parents for home-schooling and enrichment. Some selection criteria are academic content, potential for broad classroom use, technical merit, subject approach, and quality of management system.
Orchard Now is an online tool designed to prepare students for state tests in grades 1-9. Math and language arts questions are based on state testing standards so students get realistic practice for real testing success.