Charlottesville, Virginia – Middle School Writing 2.0 by Niles Technology has been updated for i-devices running iOS 7. For over four years, Niles writing apps have been mainstays for schools that focus on incorporating critical thinking skills into their writing curriculum. The apps employ a “Think First, Write Second” methodology that uses logical argument construction as the foundation to superior writing. 168 schools successfully use Niles’ writing apps on a daily basis to improve student writing.

“Students struggle with words and sentences when they write essays. However, in reality, they should be struggling with ideas,” says Michael A. Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. “It is disconcerting that so much emphasis is initially placed on formatting and the number of paragraphs and way too little on the actual thought process of writing. That is why our motto of ‘Think First, Write Second’ is the first thing we tell students, and the puzzled look on many faces tells us this is the first time they heard it put so bluntly. Students are equally surprised to learn that sentences come near the end of the writing process, not in the beginning or even the middle.”

Niles writing apps are unique because they do not focus on formatting; they focus solely on the thinking process of writing. Simply put, there is no point in students formatting and trying to write about illogical, ill-formed ideas. One effective way to reduce student writing frustration is to make sure students fully understand about what they want to write and why they want to write it. It is easier to choose the correct words and to develop that fluid sentence if one understands the what and the why one wants to convey to the reader. Niles writing apps are key to teaching the formulation of ideas prior to writing.

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 3.0 is the No. 1 gifted app in the Niles inventory. Middle School Writing 2.0 and High School Writing 4.0 are virtually tied as solid No. 2 bestsellers, with both parents and schools purchasing the apps.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 2.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Middle School Writing 2.0 is $18.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Middle School Writing 2.0
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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) 2007-2013 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.

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