Balefire Labs Named Best New Product or Service in EdTech Digest's 2014 Cool Tool Awards

Science-Based Educational App Review Service Breaks New Ground in Helping Educators

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Balefire Labs, Inc ( provider of online, PreK-12, educational app reviews for teachers and parents-- announced today that it has won the Cool Tool Award for the Best New Product or Service from EdTech Digest in its fourth annual Awards Recognition Program. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions—and the best and brightest minds—in education and technology.

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"This recognition from the industry experts at EdTech Digest is confirmation for us that we are on the right track in helping teachers and administrators more effectively implement mobile apps in the classroom," said Karen L. Mahon, Ed.D., President and Founder of Balefire Labs. "We were so pleased to be in such an elite group of finalists for this award and we are over the moon to have won." 

A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this year's evaluation proceedings. "There is a lot of talent and quality out there, and we're excited to recognize these cool tools, leaders and trendsetters in the education technology space," said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor in Chief of EdTech Digest. "There are now thousands of startups, apps, and companies working in edtech, more than ever before. Shining a spotlight on the best and brightest, we intend to generate even more activity in this sector to continue pushing forward this education revolution for the benefit of future generations." 

Balefire Labs, which launched in August of 2013, provides their educational app review service to subscriber schools, districts and individual teachers across the nation. "We've been so gratified by the reception we've had from educators in the past eight months," said Mahon. "Our offering has grown to include more than 1700 app reviews, we've added a search capability by Common Core State Standard and we add at least 100 new app reviews to our site every month. We got into this business to help educators save time and money finding the best apps for their students to use with mobile devices in their classrooms. Receiving an award like the Cool Tool Award is icing on the cake."

About EdTech Digest

EdTech Digest is a leading source of cool tools, in-depth interviews and notable trends in the education and technology space. A full list of this year's award finalists and winners can be found at

About Balefire Labs, Inc.

Based in Tyngsborough, Mass., Balefire Labs, Inc. is a provider of tools and services that foster a child's learning & achievement. Launched in 2013, the new online service provides parents and teachers objective evaluations on PreK-12 educational apps based on rigorous, scientifically-validated criteria, so they are confident they are choosing products that are most beneficial for their children. It is the only service available that uses objective criteria and makes its evaluation process transparent to parents and teachers so they have peace of mind. Balefire Labs, Inc. accepts no advertising dollars or third-party vendor payments for reviews.

For a free trial of the Balefire Labs educational app review service, please visit Balefire Labs can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact: Karen Mahon, Balefire Labs, Inc., 978-512-0840,

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