Know Your USA was awarded the highly respected Editor’s Choice for the month of July by the Children’s Technology Review magazine. We our honored to receive such an award from one of the most respected educational review magazines in the world.
Review from the July issue:
It provides a straightforward and effective way to practice geography facts by way of a series of lessons and timed quizzes. For example, in the State Capitals section, students can explore the answers by simply rolling the mouse around the screen which, it turn, pops-up the name of each state’s capitol city. In the Quickfire quiz, a capital is named, and students must select the right answer. Unfortunately, the interaction is clunky–students must click “OK” to continue to the next question, which gets repetitive.
The next step is Exam, where they must type the name of the capital. Individual student progress is stored on your hard drive, providing students sign in. There is no use limit as to the number of students, making this a viable consideration for elementary or middle school classroom use.
Other topics include regions, states, state capitals, major cities, rivers, mountains and lakes. There is also a states jigsaw puzzle. If you are looking for clean, affordable geography practice, this is a good choice. Note that the developer’s previous titles include Know Your Ireland and Know Your Europe. A “Know Your Earth” is planned. You can download a seven-day trial version, and purchase a download key if you like the program.
Know Your USA was awarded 4.4 stars out of 5 stars.
|Know Your USA – Editor’s Choice Award July 2006
Come visit us, Stand 13 at the Education Show Ireland in the Main Hall of the RDS from the 6-8 April, 2006.
For the duration of the show we are offering a 15% discount for Know Your Ireland and Know Your Europe when purchased together.
Thursday 6th April, 2pm – 9pm
Friday 7th April, 11am – 6pm
Saturday 8th April, 11am – 6pm
Now in its eleventh year The Education Show Ireland is the largest educational event in the country, attracting over 4,000 educational professionals. The Education Show offers visitors the chance to compare, test and experience all the latest products and services from over 100 Exhibitors.
Admission is free, visit the Education Show (www.educationshowireland.com) website to register for free and for further details.
Our flagship products here at EdWare are Know Your Ireland and Know Your Europe both have been hugely successful and aid the teaching of Irish and European geography throughout schools in the Republic of Ireland. Maps are used extensively to help the user learn about key features of each country/county, cities/towns, mountains and rivers. We are currently at the late stage of developing Know Your USA which will be the most advance K-School targeted geography software package available in the USA. The title will include extensive teaching resources including worksheets and quizzes which can be modified to suit the class needs.
At EdWare our software is designed for teaching geography, currently both products target the educational school sector but we recently introduced a consumer version of Know Your Ireland for the USA market.
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We will of course be covering our latest software updates and new releases by EdWare, there is a lot of exciting projects in the works.