February 3, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Orlando, Florida - Students can now explore global history's significant events, concepts, people, and places wherever they go with the new Brief Review of Global History and Geography app from Pearson, the world's leading learning company. The Brief Review app debuts today with iPad demonstrations at the annual FETC Conference in Orlando.
Built from content in Pearson's Brief Review of Global History and Geography high school program, Brief Review is designed as a standalone app to support any World/Global History course, or for curious teens to engage independently to test themselves on their own knowledge. The app features a variety of innovative, interactive elements designed to help high school students prepare for exams, including New York's Regents Exam, expand their understanding of world history, and sharpen their test-taking and social studies skills. Available for free download from iTunes, Brief Review consists of:
* Diagnostic Test consisting of 80 questions that cover eight historical subject units from the Ancient World up to today
* Test Review helps students assess their understanding of Global History, review their answers, and learn more to increase their knowledge.
Students get results to see how they performed across each unit, and can then decide to purchase study aid apps for those areas in which they want to improve their scores:
* Quick Studies review the "big ideas" of global history through outlines, summaries, and graphic organizers
* Interactive Flashcards help students master history's key concepts, terms, people, and places
* Quizzes allow students to practice their test-taking skills on hundreds of questions, many with primary sources, maps, and other documents
"Brief Review provides a deep understanding of global history in a portable, comprehensive format that is accessible anytime, anywhere to our on-the-go teens," said Dean Brown, Senior Vice President, Social Studies, Pearson. "Learning no longer has to be tied to the classroom, and apps like Brief Review represent just one more example of how mobile learning is revolutionizing education everywhere."
Other Pearson apps available today for school students include Grammar Jammers, which offers interactive animated videos to help students master the rules of grammar, and Vocabulary Central, designed to help reinforce basic vocabulary and writing skills in entertaining ways, through songs, trivia games, and flashcards. Additional Pearson apps for school are in the works in the areas of Literacy, Science, and Humanities.
Pricing and Availability
An individual unit is $1.99 (USD); a four unit bundle is $4.99; and the full eight unit package is $8.99.
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Copyright (C) 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.