January 18, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Charlottesville, Virginia - Middle School Writing 1.0, by Niles Technology Group, introduces students to the fundamentals of writing. For the iPad and iPhone, the app guides young writers through the critical thinking and argument development processes. The proprietary step-by-step instructions combined with a full-featured writing platform provide students with everything required to learn solid writing preparation skills. Book report, biography, five-paragraph, sequence, choice and definition essays are included.
Understanding that writing is about communication often comes as a surprise to students. Many think essay writing is mainly about sentences and that writing grammatically correct sentences is the only thing that needs to be done. For middle schoolers to develop a true love of writing, thinking skills and development of their ideas must be promoted. Sentences are important, but not as important as the meaning of those sentences. Middle School Writing 1.0 teaches students to focus first on what they mean to say, then clarification of the idea, and only then does writing a sentence become important. In short, the sentence is the last thing written, not the first.
"At Niles Technology, we tell students when writing an essay that it routinely requires one hour of preparation for each hour of actual writing," explains Michael A. Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. "On more involved papers, it is not unusual to research and prepare three hours for each hour of real writing. The earlier students learn this the better their writing simply because the better their idea development and thinking skills. Middle School Writing 1.0 is a comprehensive app that teaches these all important writing lessons."
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
* 2.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Middle School Writing 1.0 is $16.99 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.