May 17, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] New Rochelle, New York - MultiEducator today is pleased to introduce JFK for Kids 1.0 for iOS or OS X, their multimedia biography of JFK 51 years after taking office, designed especially for kids in grades 3 - 5. Featuring 14 chronologically ordered chapters, there are 100 high-resolution photographs, a 3-minute video summary, 12 archival video clips, audio clips, and a historical timeline. The reference app is fully searchable, and reveals in fascinating detail the upbringing, education, personal life, and public service of America's 34th President. JFK for Kids is MultiEducator's first Kids Biography, and draws on their encyclopedic multimedia biography, JFK Historymaker, which was written by the company's President, Marc Schulman.
JFK for Kids operates in both portrait and landscape modes. In landscape mode, the leftmost quarter of the screen displays the search field and 14 chapter headings. Touching any chapter title activates a push transition that brings in a list of the various text, photo, audio, and video content in that chapter. All content includes a text description and one of four icons, indicating the media type. All text content is a single page with accompanying illustrations, ideal for students ages 9 - 11. All photos are high-resolution, and users can zoom in and out for varying levels of detail.
In portrait mode, content is displayed full screen and chapters are displayed in a pop-up window that disappears after a selection has been made. Particularly powerful are the 12 archival videos, which brings the historical accounts to life. Black and white news and documentary footage highlights: desegregation at the University of Mississippi, interviews with American citizens recollecting the day of JFK's assassination, JFK's address to congress on the space program, actual color footage of the first Apollo moon landing, and Kennedy's historic television address to the nation during the Cuban missile crisis.
The app also features: an Info button for additional information about each photo, audio, video, and text entry; a search function; a Favorites library; Recently Viewed content; an illustrated JFK Timeline from May 29, 1917 to November 22, 1963; Introductory and Concluding Videos; and a brief set of instructions on using the app.
The Major Sections of the Program Are:
* High School
* Presidential Election
* Cuban Missile Crisis
* Civil Rights
* JFK and Space
* The Children of JFK
* The Assassination
* The Legacy
Marc Schulman, President of MultiEducator stated, "John F Kennedy, America's 34th President was inaugurated 51 years ago. Relive the day, understand the man, and see what America lost. See the strength and youth of a President who was so tragically struck down in his prime. Learn about JFK's childhood, his wartime exploits, and his career before the Presidency. Most importantly, explore the three years of his Presidency up close. Cherish his successes and learn from his failures. Understand the events that helped mold the early part of the turbulent 1960's."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.1 or later (iOS 4 tested)
* Mac version requires OS X 10.6.6 or later
* 111 MB
Pricing and Availability:
JFK for Kids 1.0 for iOS is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the iTunes App Store in the Education category. JFK For Kids 1.0 for OS X is $0.99 (USD) and available through the Mac App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in New Rochelle, New York, MultiEducator is a privately funded company founded in 1994 by Amy Erani and Marc Schulman. MultiEducator's goal is to enable students to learn history in a completely new way. Throughout MultiEducator's years in business, the company has continuously expanded its services and product line. In the summer of 2008, the company sold its HistoryShopping site to concentrate on the content part of the business. It then started its newest division developing software for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. In October 2008, it released its first iPhone application, Formulator. As one of the earliest producers of multimedia software, MultiEducator has been providing schools and the general public with rich, compelling history software for almost two decades. Copyright (C) 2008-2011 MultiEducator. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.