Futurekids’ Real Journeys in Technology Named as a Finalist in the
Prestigious CODiE Awards
The Software and Information Industry Association announced today that it
has selected Futurekids’ Real Journeys in Technology curriculum as a 2008
CODiE Awards finalist. The SIIA annually recognizes excellence in software
Real Journeys in Technology by Futurekids was selected from many
high-caliber products as one of the best in the software and information
industry, according to SIIA officials.
"Competition is tough this year and that makes selection as a CODiE finalist
a real achievement," said Ken Wasch, SIIA president. "All the companies on
this year’s list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition."
This is the CODiE Award’s 23rd consecutive year of showcasing the industry’s
products and services and honoring excellence for corporate achievement and
philanthropic efforts. It is the only peer-recognition awards program in the
“Being a finalist in this category among these leading software developers
is a great accomplishment,” said Dzana Homan, CEO of Futurekids. “It is an
extreme honor to be recognized by your peers and competitors for the quality
and value of your work. It’s a significant achievement that we are very
Real Journeys in Technology for kindergarten through 8th grade curriculum is
built around a robust scope and sequence of technology learning objectives,
and meets or exceeds state academic and ISTE NETS technology standards. Each
grade’s full-year curriculum contains 35 interactive project-based and
adventure-themed lessons for both Windows and Mac OS. A Web2.0 XML version
will be available shortly. Authentic assessment is an integral part of the
curriculum and allows for individualized teaching and learning.
Real Journeys has been used by over 3 million students worldwide and is
translated in over 40 languages around the globe.
“We’re committed to developing engaging and stimulating technology-driven
curriculum,” Ms. Homan says. “Real Journeys in Technology helps students at
all grade levels develop the very latest 21st century technology skills.
Real Journeys is a great platform to assure that NCLB technology literacy
requirements are not only met but exceeded.”
Using projects that are linked with language arts, social studies, math and
science content, Real Journeys in Technology promotes active student
learning for the 21st century classroom. Areas covered include operating
environments, databases, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, Internet,
multimedia, programming, desktop publishing and applied technology. It also
utilizes widely adapted K-12 educational software and productivity tools
like Microsoft Office so the lessons learned can be easily applied to other
platforms and software uses. Each kit contains a comprehensive teacher
guide, 25 student workbooks and a CD-ROM containing electronic templates,
samples, and handouts.
A complete list of this year’s first-round finalists can be viewed at
Futurekids is a premier provider of technology assessment, professional
development and technology curriculum for leading schools, universities and
learning centers in the United States and in 65 countries around the world.
For more information about Futurekids, please visit
The Software Information and Industry Association is the principal trade
association for the software and digital content industry and provides
global services in government relations, business development, corporate
education and intellectual property protection to leading companies that are
setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, please visit
About CODiE Awards
The CODiE Awards celebrate achievement and vision in software, education
technology and digital content. Presented by the Software and Information
Industry Association, these awards represent the only-peer reviewed honor in
the industry. For more information, please visit