All New Know Your Ireland 4.0 Preview

Today we started our sneak preview of the all new Know Your Ireland 4.0, over the coming weeks we will provide further information of what’s new.

The new version will feature many new enhancements:

  • All new look, even easier to use
  • Full Windows 10 support
  • Enhanced county maps and crests
  • Hundreds of photos
  • Enhanced student tracking
  • Interactive whiteboard support built-in
  • Fantastic new printable county fact files with maps, crest, flag included

Republic of North Macedonia

The Macedonia parliament agrees to change country’s name to the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a 27-year Greek dispute. Greece has three administrative regions that share the Macedonia name as shown in the map below.

Macedonia
Many Greeks feel Macedonia’s name is illegitimate in view of their own regions.

The region of Macedonia extends into Greece, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria and Serbia as well as small areas of Kosovo.

A new version of Know Your Europe will provide updated content to reflect this recent change.

Resources:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/macedonia-s-parliament-agrees-to-change-country-s-name-1.3755322
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46846231
https://www.dw.com/en/macedonia-greece-name-deal-what-happens-next/a-45709226

EdWare Website Update

Welcome to the new EdWare website, we hope you find it easier to find information about our software products, trial downloads and the latest news on our blog.

If you have any questions or cannot find what you’re looking for please send us an email and we will be happy to help out.

Comic Sans Font

After extensive research and reviewing independent research EdWare decided to use Comic Sans fonts in out applications in 2005. We are often asked by digital media professionals and designers why we use this often dismissed font, the answer is simple – kids find it easier to read.

According to research by Michael Bernard, Melissa Mills, Talissa Frank, and Jan McKown – Comic Sans was the best for kids. They had children (ages 9 to 11) read passages in Times New Roman, Courier New, Arial and Comic Sans and evaluated the fonts for ease of reading, attractiveness and desire to have them used in school books. On all three measures, Comic Sans was the winner. The British Dyslexia Association also recommends the of use Comic Sans (among other recommendations).

After considering possible alternativesSassoon Primary (no longer recommended by the British Dyslexia Association), Gill Sans Infant, Bembo Infant and Plantin Infant, it was decided to stick with Comic Sans.

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Know Your Pennsylvania for iPad

Know Your Pennsylvania is perfect to learn the Cities, Mountains, Rivers and Lakes of the state of Pennsylvania. You can Explore the state and take a Quiz on each topic and test your knowledge and see who can get the highest score.

Features:
– A quiz to test your knowledge of the Cities, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes and Neighboring States.
– An atlas to explore each feature.
– Audio of each feature.
– Information on each feature.
– Maps of Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
– Game Center support.
– Retina Display support.
– Tweet your highest score.
– And much more.

Know Your World App for iPad

EdWare is proud to introduce Know Your World for iPad, now available to purchase from the Apple iPad App Store from August 05, 2017.

Know Your World is great for learning all about the Continents, Tectonic Plates and Volcanoes of the world in a simple to use touch game. Explore each topic and then take a Quiz to test your knowledge.

Features:
– A quiz to test your knowledge of Continents, Tectonic Plates and Volcanoes of the World.
– An atlas to explore each feature.
– Information on each feature.
– Audio narration of each feature.
– Game Center support.
– Retina Display support.
– Tweet your highest score.
– And much more.

Updated iPad Apps

EdWare released minor updates to our award winning iPad apps for learning the geography of Ireland, Europe and the United States. The updates fix some bugs and performance improvements for iOS 10/11.