Education Advisory Board Incorporates Critical Thinking into Mobile Apps

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[] Charlottesville, Virginia - Niles Technology Group, creator of the Essay Czar line of essay writing apps for the iPad and iPhone, introduces its education advisory board dedicated to developing apps that promote critical thinking. From both content and functionality standpoints, the advisory board members bring their considerable teaching experience to mobile app development. The Board ensures that Niles Technology apps fundamentally improve students' critical thinking, as well as increase overall productivity.

Board members are distinguished in their respective fields and are now bringing their success to the mobile technology sector. They are:

Erica Warren, EdD - Founder and Director of Learning to Learn, LLC and Good Sensory Learning - Dr. Warren is an author, learning specialist and educational therapist whose professional approach is based on the development of critical thinking skills and compensatory learning strategies, across all spectra of student ability. She offers individually tailored remedial assistance, cognitive therapy and challenging multi-sensory methods that accommodates each student's zone of proximal development. Dr. Warren is currently developing teacher downloads, consumer materials and mobile teaching applications for various learning areas.

David Epstein, MD - Founder, MediRounds, LLC - A pediatric critical care physician and assistant medical school professor, Dr. Epstein is a strong advocate of critical thinking in teaching and understands how to develop content to get the most out of students. Papers that he has authored or co-authored have received peer-reviewed "best of" accolades. MediRounds is a health-care company of the future and is currently developing the next generation of mobile medical teaching applications.

Michael Niles - President, Niles Technology Group, Inc. - Niles Technology Group is the author and creator of the Essay Czar and Achievers Writing Center essay apps, highly recognized mobile apps for college and high school students. Solidly based on critical thinking pedagogy, the apps are the most comprehensive and detailed essay writing assistance available for the iPad and iPhone. Mr. Niles serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board.

An example of the apps developed by Niles Technology is Essay Workstation, the most comprehensive essay writing eTextbook for college and high school students. With instructional content on how to write over forty (40) types of essays, Essay Workstation, raises the bar by having a built-in writing platform. Students learn logic and critical structure, and can immediately apply this knowledge by writing their essays in the application. The iPad version of Essay Workstation is the most advanced, multi-function, dual-view writing platform available in the App Store. One student review in iTunes calls it an "Answered Prayer."

Schools and teachers have discovered the efficacy of Niles Technology apps. Each month the volume purchase of the apps increase, which indicates that the use of mobile apps in schools is becoming more commonplace. Parents have also caught on because Essay Workstation is the No. 1 gifted app in the Niles inventory. For the lower grades, Middle School Writing has become a solid No. 2 bestseller, with both parents and schools purchasing the app. The Niles app catalog can be seen in the App Store by simply entering "Niles" in the iTunes search.

The incorporation of mobile learning into today's classroom is moving into high gear, and Niles Technology Group is dedicated to providing top-of-the-line educational apps that fit into students' mobile lifestyles. Contact Michael Niles at Niles Technology Group for more information about essay writing apps and how to set up a mobile writing lab in your school.

Niles Technology Group was founded in 2007 to develop software for emerging technologies and is developing a series of mobile computing applications dedicated to teaching superior writing and logical thinking skills. With its experience in the technology and content required to develop full-featured products for students, Niles Technology Group is a leading iPhone app publisher, and the Achievers Writing Center and Essay Writing Wizard apps have sold successfully worldwide. The key to Niles Technology Group's success is specificity. Each app is specific to the writing task at hand. Michael A. Niles, the founder, was formerly, for eight years, the President and CEO of The Right Education, Inc. (TRE), a web-based educational technology company that developed The Learning Accelerator. He looks forward to continuing to bring top-line education products to the mobile computing marketplace. Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Niles Technology Group. 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.


Erica Warren
Director, Learning to Learn

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