September 29, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Charlottesville, Virginia - Niles Technology Group's apps, for the iPad and iPhone, have transformed how students learn to write essays. The difficult task of writing is now a fluid process that simultaneously teaches critical thinking and logic. Schools use the apps to fulfill writing curricula with one comprehensive, student-friendly product, and parents are spiritedly gifting the apps to their children, from middle school to college. Niles Technology apps are the new standard for developing superior writing skills.
The glowing accolades confirm that Niles Technology apps achieve their goals and more. "We created the apps to do two things: 1) to reduce the stress that students experience when writing, and 2) to teach students that critical thinking and reflexive thinking are integral to writing well," explains Michael A. Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. "By incorporating proven teaching pedagogy with a healthy dose of critical thinking structure, students learn that writing is not really about sentences, but mainly about intelligent communication and argument development; in short, writing is about thinking well."
Reviews, from both students and teachers, mention the same strengths - the excellence of the instructional content and the usefulness of the functionalities. Built upon a similar core design, Middle School Writing, High School Writing and Essay Workstation apps continuously help students advance their writing skills at each grade level.
Examples of what users say about the apps are:
"This app seems to be amazing. So many different types. Ohio State isn't getting easier, so this is coming in handy." By Andydew (iTunes Review) about Essay Writing Workstation
"Hands down the best writing help I have seen. The app answers every question it seems and is more like an encyclopedia than a handbook. I have spent more $$$ in bookstores and never got this much. Expensive app but worth every penny." By J. Parks (iTunes Review) about Essay Czar eTextbook
"I bought Middle School Writing about a month ago [for my son] and liked it very much. I found the writing steps very explicit and useful." By F. L., College Writing Professor, California (via email) about Middle School Writing
"New to mobile technology, but a veteran of teaching. The people who wrote and developed this app must have lots of respect for students because the material is amazingly written to talk to students, yet is not dumb-downed in any way....this is one of the best explanations of and directions for outlining that I have ever read, and I have read many ... Parents and schools, if you want your children "thinking" writing, this app is a great place to start. It teaches the right lessons. By OldDog_NewTricks (iTunes Review) about Middle School Writing
".....I would give it more than 5 stars if it were possible ... the app is more than I expected." By crazi_kid (iTunes Review) about Essay Writing Workstation
Schools and teachers have discovered the efficacy of Niles Technology apps. Each month the volume purchase of the apps increase, which indicates that the use of mobile apps in schools is becoming more commonplace. Parents have also caught on because Essay Workstation is the No. 1 gifted app in the Niles inventory. For the lower grades, Middle School Writing has become a solid No. 2 bestseller, with both parents and schools purchasing the app. The Niles app catalog can be seen in the App Store by simply entering "Niles" in the iTunes search
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:
Essay Writing Workstation 2.0 is $24.99 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.