January 9, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Charlottesville, Virginia - Essay Workstation 2.1 is rated a top writing app by teachers, education blogs and Apple. From the step-by-step writing instructions to the built-in writing platform, students learn the critical thinking aspects of writing plus are productive with a write anytime, anywhere iPad and iPhone app. Students and schools are aware of the growing importance of writing skills in the workplace and overall career success, and Essay Workstation 2.1 is an essential part of learning how to write well.
As the new semester begins and students return focus to academics, Essay Workstation 2.1, by Niles Technology Group, is an essential tool for academic success. The comprehensive instructions and the mobility of a write anytime, anywhere platform give students the advantage of being able to complete any writing assignment to the best of their ability. In addition to writing, the app teaches the critical thinking skills of argument development and persuasive paragraph sequencing.
Employers consistently cite writing as a weak point in their applicant pools' skill set and are screening potential hires more vigorously for writing ability. Writing is really about communicating ideas; and, the workplace is all about good communication. Often, perfect grammar and composition are mistaken for excellent writing. Grammar and composition are only parts of writing; the primary focus of writing is communication of an idea in a way that others clearly understand. Therefore, critical thinking and argument development come first. A perfectly written sentence is only perfect if it conveys its intended meaning. The motto at Niles Technology Group is "Think First, Write Second".
"Niles Technology's education line of apps are first and foremost critical thinking platforms," explains Michael A. Niles, president of Technology Group. "Student confidence is directly linked to how comfortable they feel about themselves and their ideas. If the instructional content does not get a student to think reflexively and to truly understand and be comfortable with what he or she thinks, then the final product reflects this indecisiveness. Essay Workstation 2.1 is an app that does both things well - it gives students the confidence that their ideas do matter and also teaches the critical thinking skills to best develop and express those ideas. We think that there is no better "education" gift to give students."
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.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 2.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Essay Writing Workstation 2.1 is $24.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
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 app publisher, and the Essay Czar, 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. Copyright (C) 2007-2012 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.