April 19, 2022 – Jooki, the world’s first Spotify Connect speaker for kids, announced today that it has won the 2022 EdTech Cool Tool Awards – Finalist Award, recognizing the most innovative products in educational technology. Jooki was named in the Arts, Music, or Creative Solution category for its screen-free speaker that gives kids safe access to streaming educational and entertainment-based audio content without the need for adult supervision. The EdTech Awards is the world’s largest recognition program for educational technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech – and those who soon will be.


Guided by Montessori education principles, Jooki is the only high-quality speaker that gives kids safe, screen-free access to streaming audio content. The award-winning Jooki player connects through Wi-Fi for music and audiobook streaming, helping parents empower their children to develop imagination, independence, and emotional awareness. With Jooki, sharing favorite playlists and bonding the family with special stories, songs, and music have never been easier. In just a few clicks, parents can associate a Spotify playlist with a Jooki figurine; and then the child can just place the figurine on the speaker to access that playlist.


“We are honored to be recognized by the premier leader in educational technology with this award for our Montessori-inspired, award-winning Jooki player that creates a safe environment for children to explore and learn on their own,” remarked Christine Brendle, CEO, Jooki.


“To the innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in K-12, higher education, and workforce learning who continue connecting, producing, and persisting despite all challenges, a hearty hat-tip, and a grand salute!” said Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest, who oversees the awards program.


Jooki Availability & Pricing


Jooki is available immediately through Prices start at $112.99, which includes the Jooki speaker, two easily re-programmable Jooki tokens, and a charging cable, shipped to music and story lovers ages 3+ free, throughout the United States. Additional packs of six colorful tokens or five playful figurines are also available. For more information, please visit:


About The EdTech Awards 


Established in 2010, The EdTech Awards recognizes products 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. This year’s winners were narrowed from a large field of applicants and were judged based on various criteria, including pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential. Annual EdTech Awards include Cool Tool, Leadership, and Trendsetter Awards. Past winners include Blackboard, Discovery Education, Scholastic, and more. For more information on The EdTech Awards, see: Follow @edtechdigest on social media #EdTechAwards at:, and


About Jooki


Founded in 2014 by three geek dads formerly with Google, Huawei, and Barco, the award-winning Jooki is funded by START, the CoFoundry, Brustart and LeanSquare. Jooki’s Board is chaired by Michel Tombroff, former CEO of SoftKinetic. Jooki’s current CEO, Christine Brendle, joined in early 2021, bringing a wealth of expertise in digital content production and monetization. For more information, visit:, social media: