October 26, 2011 in Educational (F)
[prMac.com] West Chester, Pennsylvania - Kidbitz(R) today launched Simple States 1.0.2, a fun and engaging educational app for Mac and PC, designed to make learning U.S. geography fun for all ages. Simple States includes six mini games that help students learn the U.S. states and capitals and other geo facts while having fun. An interactive study area makes learning state names, capitals, nicknames, flowers, trees, and birds a breeze. Simple States can even pronounce state names in American English. Although the game's interface appears as simple as the name implies, there is a lot more going on beneath the surface that is sure to have parents and educators raving about the app's educational value.
For example, the "Smart Mode" feature intuitively monitors the student's progress and automatically adjusts game play according to each student's proficiency. As students demonstrate knowledge of particular states and capitals, Simple States modifies itself to present fewer questions relating to the learned material and more questions about material yet to be learned. This feature decreases player frustration and uses a proven scaffolding approach to learning; enabling students to learn at their own pace and retain newly acquired knowledge.
Other settings can be changed to adjust the difficulty level of the app. Players can answer as few as five or as many as one hundred multiple choice or fill in the blank questions. Multiple choice questions can be set to feature two, four, or six answer choices, and fill in the blank questions can be posed with or without the help of a word bank. Elapsed time and countdown timers can also be enabled.
Another advantage of Simple States is the use of proven positive reinforcement methods to keep students engaged and motivated to learn. Students can unlock multiple achievements such as spelling, just in time, and endurance badges. Study lists are also automatically generated so that students can keep track of the states and capitals that need additional work.
* Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
* 5.3 MB
Pricing & Availability
Simple States is available today for $2.99 from the Mac(R) App Store(TM) and Google Chrome Web Store(TM). More information on Simple States can be found at our website.
Based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Kidbitz specializes in educational apps for Mac and PC. To date, Kidbitz apps are available in 123 countries and have been downloaded more than 50,000 times. Kidbitz was founded in 2006 and is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Copyright (C) 2011 Kidbitz 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.