November 13, 2010 in Education (F)
[prMac.com] Washington, DC - The mobile platform developer SmartyShortz LLC, today announced the arrival of their newest educational App; Smarty K (Kindergarten) for the iPad and Smarty K for the iPhone/iPod, available through Apple's iTunes App Store. These are the sequels to SmartyShortz 1st Grade released in July 2010 to Apple. The SmartyShortz concept represents the latest evolution of incorporating 24 lessons and 24 games into one App for one low price.
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 (to keep little users interested) followed by 4 quick, different, games to reward the user and reinforce the lessons.
"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 adding a reinforcing game to a mobile learning App gives the child even more of a chance to absorb the information," stated LuAnne Riddle, Curriculum Director for SmartyShortz LLC.
Smarty Apps take what children are learning in grade school 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 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, backed by husband Christopher Etesse, an original pioneer of E-Learning powerhouse Blackboard Inc. (NASDQ: BBBB) is creating products that are of the highest educational quality without the hefty price tag. The curriculum development is done with the help of a private school educator, LuAnne Riddle who earned her Masters degree in Education from George Washington University, however the company claims to take constant inspiration and user interface cues from their own kids who serve as "beta testers" to their developers. Copyright (C) 2010 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.