September 24, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Charlottesville, Virginia - Imagine students' minds being really engaged and learning when they write? This is what Niles Technology essay writing apps do; they get students motivated to develop good ideas by stimulating the thinking and learning processes of writing. Students are taught that writing is not sentences and vocabulary, but the communication of logical arguments. Niles apps, for iPad and iPhone, focus students on the important questions of why am I writing and what do I want my readers to learn.
A student cannot write about what they do not think. Therefore, it follows that a good writer is, by definition, a critical thinker that sees the details, the vague points and the new ways of analyzing. Most students do not understand this about writing and hence the trauma of seeing a 250-word essay as long. If a student is engaged and motivated to explain his positions, 250 words soon seem rather inadequate. Niles essay apps teach students how to approach writing not as paragraphs, but as well-planned links in a chain of thought that when read together form a coherent argument.
"Motivation is the key to getting just about anything done well and writing essays and papers is no different," explains Michael A. Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. "Students need to be mentally fired up about writing. Writing takes place between the ears, not at the tip of a pen or on a keyboard. Any instructional content that professes to promote writing must first get students thinking and excited about their ideas. This is what Niles apps do so very well; they place the emphasis not on the sentences, but on what each student is thinking and then the writing is an exercise in bringing out the individuality of the student. After all, writing is individual."
Parents, teachers and schools are discovering the efficacy of Niles Technology apps. Each month, school volume purchases of the apps increase, which indicates that the use of mobile technology in schools is becoming more commonplace. Parents are also catching on because Essay Workstation 2.1 is the No. 1 gifted app in the Niles inventory. Middle School Writing 1.0 and High School Writing 3.0 are virtually tied as solid No. 2 bestsellers, with both parents and schools purchasing the 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 2.1 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 app publisher, and the Essay Czar, 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. Copyright (C) 2007-2012 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.