Monday, September 20, 2010

nsquared education pack stars at TEDx Redmond

This week some of us have been lucky enough to witness and be a part of the latest TEDx event in Redmond. TEDx events are a spin off from the well known TED events as a result of interest from a number of groups in hosting their own TED like events. TEDx this week was organised by a young lady who could possibly be the world's youngest teacher. Adora Svitak is 12 years old and is a passionate and accomplished teacher of reading and writing skills. The event that she organised, TEDx Redmond, focused on technology in education and the future of education.

As one of the world's leading software development teams for Microsoft Surface, we were delighted to have been invited to attend. The bonus for us? Our educational apps got another good workout and once again proved their worth and position in the market.

It might be our imaginations, but it seems that we've had an unusual rise in the number of enquiries for our new

education pack early this week, and we're thinking it's because of the great feedback from TEDx. The software is intuitive to use, but requires that users to engage with it. They focus on the development of literacy and numeracy skills, but also have a number of cross curricular benefits.

Schools and public libraries are currently showing the greatest levels of interest and commit


To find out more about the nsquared education pack for Microsoft Surface you can visit or give us a call on +61 2 9233 5355.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The nsquared education pack is live.

Today we're proud to announce the release of the nsquared education pack for Microsoft Surface.

The nsquared education pack for Microsoft Surface is the first of the nsquared educational series. It focuses on providing highly interactive learning experiences that are designed to enhance young students’ attention and retention rates. Game-based learning is acknowledged as an extremely effective teaching approach and most of the seven nsquared education pack activities utilise this method. While the activities are designed to enhance literacy and numeracy skills, students learn to manage themselves in collaborative and competitive environments when they participate.

Teachers who want to match the activities to their current curriculum content can easily customise the activities. Each education pack is supplied with the nsquared teacher tool that enables teachers to create and change content for the activities using their PCs.

The nsquared education pack is supported by a dedicated web site. “As of ourlaunch day today, there are already a number of free content packs ready for teachers to download so that they can easily change the content.” said Dr. Neil. Teachers or library administrators can find out more and download the available content packs from the web site.

This week Dr. Neil and the team on the ground in the UK are excited to be on the road taking Surface and the nsquared education pack to a number of schools in England and Wales. More updates will be provided as the week continues.