April 7, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Charlottesville, Virginia - Niles Technology Group, the creator of the successful Achievers Writing Center essay writing apps, today announces the launch of its Mobile Writing Project app series. Targeted at schools and educational organizations, the Mobile Writing Project funds the development of mobile writing labs in schools. iPods, iPads, and essay writing apps are donated to eligible schools to help develop new ways for students to learn the all important skill of writing well.
"As part of our ongoing plan to assist schools in acquiring and successfully implementing mobile technology in the classroom, Niles Technology (NTG) is continually developing programs to accelerate the adoption of leading-edge technology in education," explains Michael Niles, the company's president. Mr. Niles continues, "My conversations with educators have made it clear that two main obstacles are the money to procure the technology and the expertise to build or choose the accompanying software. The Mobile Writing Project addresses these two issues in one ingenious program. Furthermore, when possible, we collaborate with a student-run organization to help facilitate the introduction of the technology into the schools."
Every three months, 15% of the revenue from the sale of Mobile Writing Project apps goes toward the purchase of iPods and iPads. These devices are then donated to a secondary school, college, or an education-focused non-profit organization. In addition to the hardware, a select set of Achievers Writing Center essay writing apps are pre-installed on the devices, ready for use. The devices and the software essentially give schools a turnkey solution to create mobile writing labs. Mr. Niles adds, "Using the iPod and iPad is really the key. Students, today, center their lives around these mobile devices and are very adept at using them. Therefore, to raise the students' interest in writing, it is best to go where they are, that being on these specific mobile platforms."
NTG is proud to introduce our first Mobile Writing Project beneficiary, Kids Are Heroes, a non-profit that motivates kids to do great things. Founded by 11 year-old MaryMargaret O'Neill and her father Gabe, Kids Are Heroes inspires kids to get involved and to be helpful to their neighbors, peers, and communities as a whole. NTG is donating the iPods and iPads to Kids Are Heroes, which in turn is giving them to schools with which it is associated. "This is a win-win-win," says Mr. Niles. "NTG gets to be associated with a student-oriented non-profit. Kids Are Heroes gets to expand its good works in the community. And schools receive the best in educational technology. I cannot think of a better arrangement for all involved."
The Mobile Writing Project's goals are to highlight the importance of writing and to foster a genuine interest in writing among students. NTG is always looking for the next school or organization that can benefit from its programs because we have only just begun to scratch the surface of what is possible. If your school or organization can benefit from the Mobile Writing Project, visit our website and sign-up to be considered as the next beneficiary.
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 already in the top 25 of all iPhone app publishers 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) 2007-2009 Niles Technology Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.