September 19, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Charlottesville, Virginia - Niles Technology Group today is pleased to announce a major update to its High School Writing app. The iPad and iPhone app combines two essential parts of high school writing: essays that all students should know and an expanded section addressing college application essays. With one purchase, schools fulfill their entire high school essay writing curriculum requirements. For parents, the app is perfect for the individual student because the instructional content is very comprehensive.
The development of writing skills, in high school, is crucial to future success. High School Writing, for the iPad and iPhone, includes the ten major essays that students should learn. They are: Argumentative (Persuasive), Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Descriptive, Expository (Informative), Five-Paragraph, Narrative (First Person), Narrative (Third Person), Opinion and Reaction (Response) Paper.
Using Niles Technology's proprietary step-by-step writing instructions, students are taught to critically develop arguments and how best to structure those arguments into a well-written essay. And, for the college-bound student, the app also teaches how to write the best college application essays possible. There is even a Live Help Desk for personal one-on-one assistance.
High School Writing is currently having a Back to School sale at 30% off. Schools can easily volume purchase the apps through the App Store Volume Purchase program. The Niles app catalog is found in the App Store simply by entering "Niles" in the iTunes search.
Developing critical thinking-based instructional content requires an in-depth knowledge of what students require to learn the task at hand. Therefore, it is important to have others, who understand the content's goals to review and comment. Niles Technology has an Education Advisory Board that uniquely serves this purpose. The Board ensures that Niles Technology apps fundamentally improve students' critical thinking, as well as increase overall productivity.
Members of the Education Advisory Board are:
Erica Warren, EdD - Founder and Director of Learning to Learn, LLC and Good Sensory Learning. Dr. Warren is an author, learning specialist and educational therapist whose professional approach is based on the development of critical thinking skills and compensatory learning strategies, across all spectra of student ability. She offers individually tailored remedial assistance, cognitive therapy and challenging multi-sensory methods that accommodates each student's zone of proximal development. Dr. Warren is currently developing teacher downloads, consumer materials and mobile teaching applications for various learning areas.
David Epstein, MD - Founder, MediRounds, LLC - A pediatric critical care physician and assistant medical school professor, Dr. Epstein is a strong advocate of critical thinking in teaching and understands how to develop content to get the most out of students. Papers that he has authored or co-authored have received peer-reviewed "best of" accolades. MediRounds is a health-care company of the future and is currently developing the next generation of mobile medical teaching applications.
Michael Niles - President, Niles Technology Group, Inc. - Niles Technology Group is the author and creator of the Essay Czar and Achievers Writing Center essay apps, highly recognized mobile apps for college and high school students. Solidly based on critical thinking pedagogy, the apps are the most comprehensive and detailed essay writing assistance available for the iPad and iPhone. Mr. Niles serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board.
The incorporation of mobile learning into today's classroom is moving into high gear, and Niles Technology Group is dedicated to providing top-of-the-line educational apps that fit into students' mobile lifestyles. Contact Michael Niles at Niles Technology Group for more information about essay writing apps.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 2.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
High School Writing 3.0 is currently $14.99 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 iPhone app publisher, 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) 2007-2011 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.