Learn more about the awards KinderLab Robotics and KIBO have received!
ISTE 2019 Best of Show
Tech & Learning’s ISTE Best in Show award program honors products at the annual ISTE conference. This year, KIBO was selected by an anonymous panel of educator judges, who visited us at the 2019 conference in Philadelphia. The judges evaluated areas such as quality and effectiveness, ease of use, cost, and creative use of technology. We are excited to receive this honor!
The 2019 Academics’ Choice Awards
We are thrilled to learn that KIBO was awarded as one of the winners of the Spring 2019 Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award. The Academics’ Choice Awards™ bring recognition to the best thinking-based products in the industry. Products are reviewed and evaluated based in constructivist learning theory. KIBO was determined by their academic board and evaluation teams to have robust educational value and strengthen cognitive skills. KIBO was evaluated by a panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children.
When assessing overall winners, these attributes, must be met: Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), General Thinking Skills and Standards, Character Building, Engagement, Ease of First/Simultaneous/Repeat Use, Quality/Durability, and Innovative and Unique.
The 2019 EdTech Awards
The EdTech Awards are the largest and most competitive program recognizing the biggest names in edtech, featuring the best and brightest. KIBO was named as a finalist in their EdTech Cool Tool Award in the Robotics (for learning, education) Solution category! This year’s finalists and winners were narrowed from the larger field and judged based on various criteria, including: pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential. The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, Higher Education, and Skills and Workforce sectors. The EdTech Awards recognize people—and the products they produce and lives they shape.
The 2018 Seriously STEM Awards
The inaugural Seriously STEM Awards was created to review and evaluate STEM toys for kids and to help offer valuable information to parents who understand the benefits of their kids’ learning STEM but who need help making the right STEM product choices. The Seriously STEM Awards chose KIBO as their winner for their Technology/Preschool Category. KIBO was selected by a panel of independent judges — educators, industry play experts and toy reviewers — with real expertise specifically in children and STEM. Criteria included whether the toy taught skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, inspired creativity, included hands-on experiences and was targeted to the appropriate age range, among other considerations.
The 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards
The 2018 Edvocate Awards chose KIBO as one of the finalists for their Best Early Childhood Education App or Tool Category. KIBO was selected by a panel comprised of edtech thought leaders, PreK-12 teachers, K-12 administrators, and PreK-12 parents. The Tech Edvocate Awards honors the best that edtech has to offer by recognizing outstanding companies, people, and products.
The EdTech Awards 2018
KIBO has listed as a finalist in the Robotics (for learning, education) Solution category of The EdTech Awards 2018! The awards recognizes innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in educational technology and honors educators and supporting technologists who are shaping the future. We are thrilled to be included in such company and being one of the companies to be recognized, acknowledged, honored, and celebrated as one of the biggest names in edtech, shaping the future of edtech.
Parents Choice Award
KIBO has been named a GOLD winner of the 2017 Parents’ Choice Award® in the Toy category. The Parents’ Choice Gold Award recognizes the “highest-quality, most appealing products in their genre” and recognized KIBO as a fun, imaginative and easy way for young children to learn 21st century STEAM concepts.
The Parents’ Choice Awards’ reviewer, Sharon Heuscher affirms, “Children simply connect the blocks in the desired sequence, scan the sequence with the [robot] base’s infrared sensor, and off the robot goes. This is a simple, hands-on, and multi-modal way for children to learn the basics of coding: sequencing, analytic thinking, problem-solving, and more.” She continues, “It’s all hands-on. And that’s playful learning at its best.”
2017 Tech Edvocate Awards
The 2017 Edvocate Awards honors educational innovations that transform the way people learn and how educators teach. KIBO was selected as a finalist in the Best Early Childhood Education App or Tool Category. The finalists and winners were selected by a panel comprised of two edtech thought leaders, two PreK-12 teachers, one college professor, two K-12 administrators, one college administrator and two PreK-12 parents.
Tutora Educational Awards 2017
Tutora honored KIBO as one of the best educational products of the year. “This is the perfect kit for children who love art and creativity. Not only do you get to learn programming, you also get to build and decorate your robot.
With no need to use any apps or websites to code your robot, this is also a great kit for parents who like to keep their kids screen time at a minimum. Programming is done with the amazing programming blocks and helps kids learn all the concepts of coding and creating sequences.”