January 6, 2013 in Education (F)
[prMac.com] Washington, District Of Columbia - SmartyShortz LLC released a major update to Smarty K (Kindergarten), their hottest selling educational app. Updates include touch talk technology, new graphics and more depth to the lessons. Smarty K has 24 lessons and 24 games into one App. Smarty K available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is an educational App that offers 6 subjects each made up of 4 quick, different, lessons followed by 4 quick, different, games to keep the attention focus and reward the user while reinforcing the lessons.
Smarty K was originally released in 2010 and quickly became a must have in schools and classrooms but also parents personal libraries. Smarty K is available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is an educational App that offers 6 subjects each made up of 4 quick, different, lessons (to keep little users interested) followed by 4 quick, different, games to reward the user and reinforce the lessons. SmartyShortz apps have become a staple in individual iPad/iPod School Carts as well as School Districts.
"What we experienced first hand with our children and the iPhone, is that they are learning with Apps. Mobile learning is being researched, documented and most importantly actually happening worldwide. From Fraser Speir's, head of technology at a private school in Scotland that has an iPad at every students desk to innovative studies such as Project Tomorrow, documenting that App based learning is growing stronger everyday. "We believe in providing teachers with the tools to assist the learning process. We created Smarty K with the Kindergartener and teacher in mind!" reports Jill Mikols Etesse, Creative Director and Founder.
SmartyShortz apps take what children are learning in grade school and homeschooling and place those standards into an app to reinforce important concepts. Smarty K for Kindergarten to 2nd grade age children focuses on concepts such as beginning to develop/reinforce vowel and consonant sounds, letter and coin recognition and a gaining a greater understanding of their surroundings (town icons, seasons, holidays, etc.). SmartyShortz other apps include: Smarty 1st, Smarty Print, Smarty Cursive, Smarty Pre School Admissions Test Prep, Smarty Attendance, Smarty Wings and Halo's, Smarty Potty Training and the ever popular Smarty Gripper Stylus Pencils mirrored after a #2 pencil with the standard grippers children need to keep the fine motor skills when using touchscreen devices. For more information and research check out the company website.
* iOS 4.3 or later
* iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
* 62.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Smarty K 1.0.8 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Located in Washington, District Of Columbia, SmartyShortz specializes in the development of educational mobile Apps, particularly on iOS and has been in business since April 2009. Longtime designer Jill Mikols Etesse, previously owner of children's clothing line Tiny Tomatoes, is creating products that are of the highest educational quality without the hefty price tag. The curriculum development is done with the help of educators along with gaming specialists and graphic designers on staff at the Smarty Shop outside of Washington DC. The developers rely on their own children as Beta Testers. Copyright (C) 2013 SmartyShortz LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.