Schools Increase Emphasis on Combining Writing And Critical Thinking

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[prMac.com] Charlottesville, Virginia - The low scores on the writing and reading comprehension sections of the SAT have refocused schools on the need to emphasize these skills. Public school students post average scores below 500. Niles Technology writing apps specifically address the incorporation of critical thinking skills within the writing curricula. Produced by teachers dedicated to reasoning and logic, Niles apps, for iPad and iPhone, are the answers to improve the writing of middle and high school students.

Colleges and employers are spending more each year to bring students and new hires up to expected writing standards. This costs not only money, but wastes precious education and business production time. And with the growing expense of college, students cannot afford to be less than their best or else they do not get a good return on their education investment. Niles Technology apps help students make up the difference between what is learned and what is expected; simply put, Niles apps teach both the writing and the reasoning skills colleges and employers expect.

It is never too early to start to write well, and the Middle School Writing and High School Writing apps get students off on the correct writing path. With mobile apps, the iPad and iPhone make it possible for schools to conveniently give students the best in educational technology and instructional content. Writing apps are growing in popularity with Niles Technology defining the sector.

Niles Technology Group is the leading producer of essay writing apps. Its apps have been recognized by many education blogs and by Apple's App Store:

* Featured as a top 10 English Language Arts app (2010 - 2011)
* Featured as a top 10 Study-Aid app (2010 - 2011)
* Featured as a favorite Back-to-School app (2010 - 2011)
* Named a "must-have" app by Edu-In-Review website (2009 - 2010)

Parents, teachers and schools are discovering the efficacy of Niles Technology apps. Each month, school volume purchases of the apps increase, which indicates that the use of mobile technology in schools is becoming more commonplace. Parents are also catching on because Essay Workstation 2.1 is the No. 1 gifted app in the Niles inventory. Middle School Writing 1.0 and High School Writing 3.0 are virtually tied as solid No. 2 bestsellers, with both parents and schools purchasing the apps. The Niles app catalog can be seen in the App Store by simply entering "Niles" in the iTunes search.

Device Requirements:
* 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.

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