Know Your Ireland – anseo.net

Know Your Ireland - Top of the Class Award from anseo.netKnow Your Ireland was reviewed at anseo.net today, and it’s a really great review. Know Your Ireland received their “Top of the Class” award and I am very pleased with the feedback, thanks guys.

“Know Your Ireland is in my opinion the definitive solution for any teacher teaching Geography classes. There is nothing else out there that looks better, works better or teaches better. There are a number of other solutions out there but I think this is the very best.” anseo.net – 31 March, 2009.

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INTO Magazine – Know Your Ireland

This months INTO InTouch magazine (Issue 92 / March 2008) features a great article by Robbie O’Leary on software for the classroom. Know Your Ireland is featured and gets an excellent write up, “[Know Your Ireland] is another superb example of home-produced software that attains the highest professional standards”.

Know Your Ireland www.edware.ie
This (newly updated) program is another superb example of home-produced software that attains the highest professional standards. It incorporates a wonderfully attractive and stimulating way for pupils to learn everything there is to know about Irish geography. It is extremely comprehensive and contains great photography, web links to Wikipeia and Google Earth, but in particular, a very well designed series of games and activities to help children explore their own country. I particularly liked the feature whereby pupils are given the precise time it took them to complete and exercise, so that teachers can introduce a competitive element.

Robbie O’Leary is principal of a large Dublin school. He is well known for his involvement in ICT in education and has written and lectured widely on the subject.

You can download the entire March 2008 issue of InTouch Magazine from the INTO website, turn to page 37 of the digital version for the article.

The same article was also featured in the March 2008 issue of the IPPN Magazine Leadership+, issue 43. This is great exposure for Know Your Ireland and we greatly appreciate publicity.

The INTO InTouch primary school teacher – trade union magazine has a monthly circulation of 38,000 across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

“deserves to be in every school in Ireland”

We got a very nice e-mail today from Robbie O’Leary regarding our newest software title, Know Your Ireland 3.0. Robbie was extremely impressed with it, “simply superb piece of software, highly professional, fully comprehensive, easy to use, engaging and interactive. It deserves to be in every school in Ireland.” Robbie O’Leary, Sacred Heart SNS, Tallaght.

Thanks for the kind words Robbie.

For further information about Know Your Ireland 3.0 please check our website, find out more.

Know Your Ireland 3.0 – Now Shipping

 

Over the past month we have been giving a Sneak Peak of the new version of Know Your Ireland, version 3.0. We are proud to announce that it ships today, all pre-order customers will be receiving the software in the mail shortly.

Know Your Ireland 3.0 is an ideal Christmas stocking filler and is available from our online store to order for home. Order by 21 December for Christmas.

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The printable worksheets have been updated to include all the new topics, download free sample worksheet. Check back regularly to our website for updates and the latest news, including downloadable worksheets which we will be updating a few times a year for registered users.

Whats Next:
We are currently updating Know Your Europe, we expect Know Your Europe 2.0 to be available in January 2008.

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We have updated all areas of Know Your Ireland 3.0 and we think you’ll agree that using our software is now easier and better. The Teach section has been completely redesigned and renamed the Quiz Section which better reflects the section and is more fitting. We have also updated how the quiz works that make it quicker and easier to play. The Quiz section is now very similar to the Counties of Ireland: Mini Quiz game available to play for free on our website. We have also added an optional timer which adds exciting to the Quiz and enables users to keep track of fastest times and best scores.

Other improvements include the Factbox in the study section giving users a quick fact about each topic. The included Screensaver & Desktop Wallpaper has also been updated and feature fantastic scenic photos of Ireland.

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We have added to the topics of Ireland featured in Know Your Ireland 3.0, every major geographic feature of Ireland is now covered in detail:
  • New About Ireland Section
  • Provinces
  • Counties
  • County Towns, Major Towns & Cities Expanded
  • Mountains Expanded
  • Rivers
  • New Lakes
  • New Islands
  • New Bays, Headlands & Peninsulas
  • New Points of Interest
  • New Oceans & Seas

The Study Section now includes a brief description of each feature too, it is no longer just limited to the Counties, and with the new Wikipedia links the level of knowledge available is almost limitless. Coupled with over 50 scenic photos and Google Earth links enhances the learning experience even more.

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We have updated the Control Panel in Know Your Ireland to make it even better. The Control Panel is only available with the School Site License Edition of Know Your Ireland 3.0. The main features of the Control Panel are included below.

Custom Quizzes, you can select which feature you want in each quiz and exam. So if you only want your class to learn about the cities of Ireland, just select them and create a custom quiz. Or if you want to concentrate on the counties of Northern Ireland, select them and make a custom quiz. You can also force the quiz so your students have to take the custom quiz.

Edit Feature Names, Hints & Tips, this is great for creating your own hints ideal for editing our software to suit your local area. We have also provide instructions for recording your own audio for Know Your Ireland, all you need is a microphone and audio editing software.

User Groups, have a computer room which is shared among all students, create Groups of students for each class.

User Progress & Scoreboards, it is now possible to view and print a report of students progress, we have also added a scoreboard so you can check the top and bottom students at a quick glance.

Advance User Management, even easier to edit, delete and add students to Know Your Ireland.

Even more Game Options, want to check for capital spellings, disable students from creating accounts, enable the game timer, hide the name of each county in the puzzle, disable web links, disable printing all this and more can now be enabled or disabled through our improved game options.

Remember the School Site License can be installed on an unlimited number of computers at your school including each teachers home computer.

Know Your Ireland 3.0 – Upgrade Pricing

For a limited time only, until 31 December 2007 we are offering an early bird discount price for Know Your Ireland 3.0, this is available to all our customers for the month of December only on the School Site License.

Pricing:
Upgrade from Know Your Ireland 2005 Site License: € Call Us
Upgrade from Know Your Ireland 2005 Single User Edition: € Call Us

All our customers will receive details in the mail over the coming week regarding our upgrade pricing and our new brochure. If you have any questions please contact us.

For home use the Home Edition of Know Your Ireland 3.0, no longer available.

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Wikipedia & Google Earth links included.

The Study area of Know Your Ireland has been improved and now provides a description of each feature of Ireland and over fifty photos are included too. Each of these descriptions can easily be expanded by our direct link to Wikipedia.com, the free online encyclopedia. We also encourage schools in Ireland to become actively involved in Wikipedia and update local information on the free encyclopedia so it’s available to all.

We have also included links to each feature in Google Earth which can be installed from the preferences of Know Your Ireland. This enables you to look at each feature of Ireland in Google Earth and some in 3D too, a fantastic feature. Google is always improving Google Earth, it is available as a free download from earth.google.com

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Know Your Ireland comes in both languages English & Irish. This is great for schools and a quick way to learn all about Ireland as Gaeilge. Both audio and worksheets are also presented in English & Irish.

We also received feedback from users who want to be able change the spelling of certain features and the hints, in the school license edition of Know Your Ireland you can now edit each feature and hint. A great way to ensure that local spellings are correct.