We couldn't be more thrilled to announce that Beanstack is a 2022 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best in Gamification in Learning category. CODiE finalists represent the best products, services, and people in the education and business technology industries.
Our mission is to inspire a love of reading for all students, regardless of reading levels, disabilities, or access to resources. We want to level the playing field for all readers and provide libraries, schools, educators, and families with a platform that motivates sustained reading habits.
"Our nomination as a CODiE Award finalist is a testament to our company-wide values of love, inclusion, hard work, and awesomeness,” co-founder and CEO Felix Brandon Lloyd said. “We bring these values into every aspect of the Beanstack product to foster a culture of reading in communities across the country and around the globe. This recognition adds fuel to the fire of our mission to help motivate more people to read—and to read more.”
With diverse reading challenges in our intuitive software and mobile app, Beanstack offers a one-of-a-kind reading and learning experience. Gamification features like streaks, friends and leaderboards, badges, and activities are proven to keep readers engaged with reading. Schools and libraries can gain comprehensive data and insight into their readers’ progress, helping to demonstrate their role in improving academic outcomes.
“We are always researching, testing, and implementing features that are grounded in building reading motivation through gamification,” said product manager Kelly Hiser. “This nomination recognizes years of work by team members across our company, and drives forward our commitment to providing the best reading challenge experience to all readers.”
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the long-running, premier awards program for the software and information industries. Beanstack was picked as a finalist across 47 education technology categories, including new categories in education and leadership.
As stated by a 2022 CODiE Award Judge, “[Beanstack] is an impressive way to help improve students’ reading and comprehension skills. The program allows for students to keep track of their progress, earn badges for completed sessions, and join different challenges.”
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-recognized awards program. Finalists are determined by industry experts, and winners will be announced during the virtual winner announcement celebrations June 8 and June 9, 2022.