Washington, DC – The mobile platform developer SmartyShortz LLC, today announced the arrival of their newest App – Smarty Thank You for the iPad – to add to their series of apps currently in the App Store including: Smarty Shortz 1st Grade released in July 2010, Smarty K released in November 2010, Smarty Student and Smarty Attendance, apps for teachers to take attendance via an iPad and students to check in and ask questions via their iPhones, both released earlier this year 2011, and Smarty Cursive and Smarty Sticks just released this month.
The SmartyShortz concept represents the latest evolution of quality, value, and innovation of educational apps in the Smart Phone industry.
Smarty Thank You is available for the iPad and is an app focusing on the importance saying “thank you.” With over 15 different colorful templates, of which text color, content and photos can vary there is also the option to voice record thank you’s (for the too young to type).
Smarty Thank You gives the user/parent the option to print out the templates and text for a snail-mail version or simply save a stamp and a tree by emailing the recorded or typed card to recipients. Smarty believes a child can never be too young to say thank you and no nice gesture should go unrecognized!
“What we experienced first hand with our children and the iPad, is that they are learning with Apps. Tablet learning is being researched, documented and most importantly adopted worldwide in educational institutions and at home. From Fraser Speir’s, head of technology at a private school in Scotland that has an iPad at every students desk to innovative studies such as Project Tomorrow, documenting that App based learning is growing stronger everyday.
“We believe it’s so important in this day and time to ensure children understand the importance of acknowledging a nice gesture even at an early age where the can record it and send,” stated LuAnne Riddle, educator and Curriculum Director for SmartyShortz LLC.
Smarty Apps take what children are learning in school and place those standards and etiquette into an App to reinforce important concepts and have fun while doing it!
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 2.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Smarty Thank You 184.108.40.2064 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Learning powerhouse Blackboard Inc. (NASDQ: BBBB) is creating products that are of the highest educational quality without the hefty price tag. The curriculum development is done with the help of a private school educator, LuAnne Riddle who earned her Masters degree in Education from George Washington University, however the company claims to take constant inspiration and user interface cues from their own kids who serve as “beta testers” to their developers. Copyright (C) 2010 SmartyShortz LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.