Counties of Ireland Game Friday, September 16, 2016

Our free online resource is featured in this weeks Scoilnet newsletter as a "Top 5 Resource", to play online visit the website for online games.

Scoilnet - Top 5 Resouces

We highly recommend Know Your Ireland which brings many advance features including learning about towns & cities, the physical features plus much much more.

A fantastic video review of both Know Your Ireland and Know Your Europe for iPad by Thomas Creighton. Thomas is behind the excellent TME (Technology Made Easy) website reviewing only the very best Apps for use in education: http://www.tme.ie/

Know your Ireland from Thomas Creighton on Vimeo.

An Irish app focussing on Irish Curriculum Primary Geography. This app may be familiar to teachers who have used the PC version of the Know Your Ireland already.

The app is very simply laid out and covers topics such as Provinces, Towns and Cities, Rivers, Counties and Mountains. You can quiz yourself or your students later once you have explored all of the content in this app!



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AWE, Inc. DLS Products Tuesday, June 25, 2013

EdWare is delighted to announce that our award winning Know Your World software title is now available on Version 10 of all editions of AWE's award winning digital learning solutions. Know Your World will shortly be available to over 40% of public libraries in the United States and a rapidly growing number of schools through their SLC product - "the most complete educational solution available for early learners, PreK–3rd grade".


About AWE, Inc. (http://www.awelearning.com
AWE's mission is to Inspire every child to become a lifelong learner. AWE’s engaging digital learning solutions support “In School” and “Out of School” learning and are found in public libraries, after school programs, child care centers, and in the home. They provide self-directed learning environments, feature content spanning all curricular areas, and can be personalized for every learner.

"AWE announced today the availability of Version 10.0 of the Student Learning Center™ (PreK-1st) and Student Learning Center™ Elementary (K-3rd) digital learning solutions for young children."

AWE Press Release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/digitallearning/AWE/prweb10850528.htm

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I am delighted to announce that EdWare's Know Your World geography application has won the Top of the Class Award at AnSeo.net. I want to thank Simon for the review and his kind words: "Just when you think a game can’t get any better, Luke from Edware has released the newest version of Know Your World, a program he has perfected over the last 5 years."

Know Your World - Top of the Class Award

You can read the full review at the AnSeo.net website at  - http://www.anseo.net/review-know-your-world-edware/

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Know Your USA for iPad Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Today the latest version of Know Your USA for iPad went live on the Apple App Store, we have added some new features and tweaked our app too.

  • Lakes, you can now study and quiz the lakes of the USA.
  • Tweet your highest score to Twitter #KnowYourUSA
  • Explore section is the new name for our Atlas.
  • Minor improvements too.

Download the app today direct from the Apple App Storehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/know-your-usa/id557211549 



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EdWare is happy to be part of the 100 million hours of learning time logged by young children across the US and Canada with their award winning digital learning stations. EdWare's award winning titles Know Your USA and Know Your Europe are included on thousands of AWE's workstations across the United States.

AWE has 13,842 computer workstations in 3,721 locations across North America.

AWE, Inc. recently surpassed 100 million hours in early learning time for young children in the U.S. and Canada through its family of products, including the Early Literacy Station™, the Student Learning Center™, and the AfterSchool Edge™. AWE’s workstations are found in more than 3,700 locations across North America. AWE was able to recognize this milestone of 100 million hours by tracking the usage data of its digital learning solutions. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10450640.htm

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Know Your USA for iPad was reviewed in the February 2013 issue of Children's Technology Review and received the Editor's Choice Seal.

Children's Technology Review - Editor's Choice Seal for Know Your USA for iPad

We are delighted with this reward, to purchase Know Your USA for iPad, visit the App Store.




About CTR:
Children's Technology Review (CTR) is an ad-free, subscriber-supported web and print-based publication. It is designed to keep educators, parents and librarians informed on commercial interactive media products designed for children, aged birth- to 15-years. These are the products that children use for both fun and learning, either at home and/or at school. They include software, video games, interactive toys, web sites that a child might visit, and so on. From a theoretical perspective, CTR exists in the space between child development and interactive media. The Children's Software Finder(TM), our database of more than 8,000 reviews, has become a critical step in our core subscribers' purchasing-making decisions. It is published on the first business day of each month.

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Know Your Ireland for iPad reached number 2 in the Education category for iPad apps in Ireland today. Great news, lets see if we can get it to number 1!

Know Your Ireland at Number 2 in App Store Ireland for Education Apps
Know Your Ireland at Number 2 in App Store Ireland for Education Apps


Available on the App Store

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Know Your Ireland for iPad v1.1 Thursday, December 20, 2012

I am delighted to announce that our latest update for Know Your Ireland for iPad went live on the iPad App Store last night. Version 1.1 adds some additional great features and we hope you enjoy using them.

Know Your Ireland for iPad

So what's new in v1.1, there are many new features. I have expanded the geography topics of Ireland so you can now learn and quiz yourself on all the Provinces, Counties, Towns, Mountains and Rivers. So there is a quiz of each topic, plus the new Explore section allows you to learn about each feature too. There is now Twitter support so you can now tweet your highest score too, a great way to challenge your friends.

What is Know Your Ireland for iPad?

Know Your Ireland is a great game for kids to learn all about Ireland. Learn about the provinces, counties, towns, mountains and rivers of Ireland. There is lots of information on each feature too in the Explore section, with great photos from each county.

★ Anseo.net called it "a super product and [Luke] has probably created the first educational iPad app designed for primary school use [in Ireland]"
★ Seomra Ranga.com "[Know Your Ireland] is a welcome addition to the App Store for Irish educators"

Features:
- Learn the Provinces, Counties, Towns, Mountains & Rivers
- A quiz to test your knowledge of Irish geography.
- Explore each feature around Ireland.
- Photos from every county Ireland.
- Information on each feature.
- County crests.
- Audio of each feature.
- Game Center Support.
- Retina Display Support.
- Tweet Your Highest Score #knowyourireland
- And much more.


Update 08 Jan 2012:
55% of our users have updated to the latest update of Know Your Ireland on iPad, great news, but still have a few who haven't.


Available on the App Store

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Happy Christmas Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Christmas from EdWare

EdWare wishes all our customers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our office will be closed from December 21 to January 02.


Regards,
The EdWare Team

Know Your Ireland for iPad Update Sunday, December 16, 2012

An all new version of Know Your Ireland for iPad has been submitted to Apple. We hope that this will go live on the App Store later this week. New features include added topics of Towns, Mountains and Rivers, plus many other improvements.

Update 19 Dec 2012:
Know Your Ireland v1.1 for iPad is now available, with all new features and improvements.

Luke

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IPPN 2013 Conference Thursday, December 13, 2012



EdWare is exhibiting at the IPPN Conference 2013. Visit us at stand C13, January 24-25 at Citywest Conference Centre, Dublin. I look forward to seeing you there.

Visit the IPPN Conference web page to find out more about the 2013 conference:
http://conference.ippn.ie/


Schedule
THURSDAY, 24TH JANUARY
Registration from 9am
Education Expo
Self Care Sessions
Seminars
Conference Opening
President's Reception

FRIDAY, 25TH JANUARY
Education Expo
Plenary Session
Seminars
Gala Dinner


About the 2013 IPPN Conference:
The theme of the 2013 Conference is ‘The Future is Now’ and President Michael D Higgins and Minister Ruairí Quinn are two keynote speakers who are confirmed to address this gathering of more than 1,200 principals.


IPPN Conference 2013 - Schedule
IPPN Conference 2013 - Schedule





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Know Your USA - Ten For Tuesday Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I am delighted to announce that Know Your USA for iPad was featured in the Ten For Tuesday section of The iPhone Mom website, visit their website to see what they had to say about Know Your USA and look at the other apps they have featured.

Know Your USA for iPad - Ten For Tuesday - The iPhone Mom
Know Your USA in the Ten For Tuesday

Know Your USA is great for learning all about the geography of the United States of America. Learn the states, state capitals, major cities, mountains and rivers of the United States. Test your knowledge or challenge a friend with the timed quiz of each topic. Want to brush up on your US knowledge, visit the Atlas section to view maps of the US states, the state flags and quick facts on each feature.

Available on the App Store

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Know Your USA for iPad Thursday, November 15, 2012


Know Your USA for iPad

EdWare is delighted to announce that Know Your USA is now available for the iPad, just in time for Thanksgiving. To purchase Know Your USA visit the Apple App Store in iTunes or on your iPad, click here for link.


Know Your USA is great for learning all about the geography of the United States of America. Learn the states, state capitals, major cities, mountains and rivers of the United States. Test your knowledge or challenge a friend with the timed quiz of each topic. Want to brush up on your US knowledge, visit the Atlas section to view maps of the US states, the state flags and quick facts on each feature.

Features:
  • A quiz to test your knowledge of US States, State Capitals, Major Cities, Mountains and Rivers.
  • An atlas to look up each feature.
  • A high quality map of each State.
  • Information on each feature.
  • Audio narration of each feature.
  • Game Center support.
  • Retina Display support.
  • And much more.

If you like the app, please rate it on the App Store. If you have any suggestions please drop me an email at info@edware.ie


Thanks, Luke

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Know Your Ireland for iPad in Top 10 Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Oct 05, 2012:
Know Your Ireland maintains it's #3 ranking in the education category, but yesterday leaped to #39 in the overall iPad App Store in Ireland, beating Curious George!

Know Your Ireland for iPad at #39 in the iPad App Store
Screen grab from the iPad App Store, Know Your Ireland at #39!


Oct 03, 2012:
Know Your Ireland for iPad has reached #3 on the iPad Education App Store for Ireland, and #67 in the iPad App Store overall in Ireland.

Know Your Ireland for iPad Reaches #3
Screen grab of iTunes Education App iPad Listings for Ireland on Oct 03, 2012.


Oct 02, 2012:
Know Your Ireland for iPad made it to number 6 on the iPad Education Store for Ireland, it is listed on the education category of iTunes, see snapshot below.

Know Your Ireland for iPad Reaches #6
Screen grab of iTunes Education App iPad Listings for Ireland on Oct 02, 2012.


I am delighted that so many are enjoying Know Your Ireland on the iPad, expect other titles to follow before the end of the year.

Know Your Ireland for iPad
Available on the App Store





Thanks, Luke

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A great review of Know Your Ireland for iPad Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I am delighted that Damien at Seomra Ranga.com took time out to review my Know Your Ireland for iPad app, here's a snippet of the positive review, read the full review on the Seomra Ranaga website.

My 6th class pupils enjoyed the revision class using the app and it held their attention for quite a while. They haven’t taken the quiz yet, but it’s sure to awaken their naturally competitive streak!

Know Your Ireland for iPad seomraranga.com review
Another great review of our Know Your Ireland iPad app.


Also to note that I am working on adding more physical features very soon, and another feature or two, I'll keep you posted. Sign up to our mailing list or follow us on twitter/facebook for the latest news.

Also mentioned in:
Know Your Ireland for iPad has been mentioned on a few blogs and education websites in Ireland.

Irish Teacher Blogs
http://irishteachers.tumblr.com/post/31814267385/know-your-ireland-ipad-app-from-edware-interactive

The Inside Lane
http://www.theinsidelane.net/post/31804238061/know-your-ireland-ipad-app-from-edware



Thanks, Luke

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Know Your Ireland for iPad Customer Review Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I got this message on twitter today from a very happy customer, he wrote a small review of Know Your Ireland for iPad.

Know Your Ireland for iPad Review
A tweet I received today!


Thanks Thomas, your comments on an Irish version are duly noted.

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I'm delighted that anseo.net did an excellent review of Know Your Ireland for iPad, thanks to Simon and Rozz for the review.

Luke.. ...has come up with a super product and has probably created the first educational iPad app designed for primary school use. It’s going to be a tough act to follow. The app itself has the same fantastic graphics and quizzes - Sep 22, 2012.

Anseo.net Know Your Ireland for iPad Review
Great review of our Know Your Ireland iPad app.

Learn more about our iPad app on the Apple App Store, download it today. We plan on releasing more apps over the coming year so please sign-up to our mailing list to find out more.

Available on the App Store


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Update to Online Games Monday, September 24, 2012

Today I updated the online games that are played by thousands each week, don't worry, they are still free to play.

The update allows you to play in fullscreen now, no distractions! This is similar to how you can watch a YouTube video in fullscreen, just click the little fullscreen icon in the bottom left, tap again to return to normal. Some other minor improvements and tweaks, Flash Player 10 is now required too.

EdWare Online Games
Updated Online Games


Enjoy, Luke.

Know Your Ireland for iPad reached number 3 in the Education category for iPad apps in Ireland yesterday. Great news, lets see if we can get it to number 1!

Know Your Ireland at Number 3 in App Store
Know Your Ireland at Number 3 in App Store Ireland for Education Apps


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IPPN Briefing Day Monday, September 03, 2012

EdWare is exhibiting at the IPPN Briefing Day which will be held on Wednesday, Sep 12th in Tullamore. This is a conference organised by the IPPN for new principals, we look forward to seeing you there.

This conference will take place in the De Williams Suite of the hotel.


Event Timetable (subject to change):
08:30 – 09:30           Attendee Registration & Exhibition viewing
09:30 – 11:00          Presentations and Q&A sessions
11:00 – 11:30           Refreshments & Exhibition viewing
11:30 – 13:00          Presentations and Q&A sessions
13:00 – 14:30           Lunch & Exhibition viewing
14:30 – 15:30          Presentations and Q&A sessions - close


UPDATE 12 Sept 2012:
It was great to meet everyone today at the conference, I forgot to take a few pics as was kept busy. I hope to see many of you again at the IPPN Conference in January 2013.

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Know Your Ireland for iPad Monday, August 27, 2012

iPad Know Your Ireland

We are glad to announce that Know Your Ireland is now available for the iPad. We have been working hard over the summer months and now you can learn all the counties of Ireland where ever you are with the Apple iPad version of Know Your Ireland.

To purchase Know Your Ireland on the iPad App Store, click here.

Expect many updates to the product by the end of 2012, currently we have the counties quiz, but I will be adding other physical features and towns very soon. Plus you can expect some new iPad titles too. For non iPad owners, I am working on bringing out an Android version soon, hopefully before Christmas.

If you like the app, please rate it on the App Store. If you have any suggestions please drop me an email at info@edware.ie


Thanks, Luke

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Web Site Issue Wednesday, August 22, 2012

We are having major issues with our website today.

The company who host our website, Register365.ie have a massive issue with the server our website is hosted on, they had a complete systems failure. Due to this issue our website has been unavailable today. They are working to fix this issue and we have to wait and hope it's resolved soon.

Sorry for the down time. Follow us at twitter for latest news https://twitter.com/edwarelearning

Update: August 22 @ 12:00
Register365.ie is working on the problem at the moment.

Update: August 22 @ 20:20
Register365.ie has still not resolved this problem. I have changed the blog so you can view it for the latest updates. Hopefully EdWare.ie will be back up tomorrow, it's in the hands of the engineers at Register365.ie ;-(

Update: August 23 @ 09:00
Still having issues, they assure me they are working on it.

Update: August 23 @ 11:30
Website back online! Sorry for the outage.


Luke


EdWare's award winning geography software Know Your USA has been added to AWE's Early Literacy Station digital learning solution for V9 of the product. This increases the audience for our products and we are delighted to be partnered with AWE.

Know Your USA and Know Your Europe have been included with AWE's AfterSchool Edge digital learning solution since V8 released in 2011.



Learn more about the AWE AfterSchool Edge product.

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The History of Irish Architecture Friday, June 15, 2012

Craggaunowen at Sixmilebridge Co. Clare  
If you want to learn about the history of Irish architecture, pop over to the Houses, Castles, Gardens of Ireland website for a quick overview. Sample extract below:


Early Medieval: 500AD - 1150
The most common form of house style during this period was the ring-fort - a circular area of earth surrounded by a bank and ditch. In some cases stone was used in the defensive enclosure and these are known as cashels. Over 45,000 examples still remain today. Also dating from this period were crannogs (from the Irish crann – tree) - an artificial island built in the shallow areas of lakes with the houses surrounded by a timber palisade or fence. These can be spotted in the landscape as small tree covered islands close to the lake shore – both the ringforts and crannogs most commonly contained circular houses.

Pop over to their website to learn more:
http://www.hcgi.ie/properties/irish-architecture


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Postage Costs Friday, June 08, 2012

In the last month An Post has increased the price of mailing parcels by a large margin. Currently EdWare offers free delivery for items sent in Ireland, this will continue and we will absorb the latest price hikes by An Post.


Thanks,

Luke

NASA’s Space Shuttle Enterprise Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Space Shuttle Enterprise being transported along the Hudson River in New York.

A user of our software in New York City sent us this photo he took of NASA’s Space Shuttle Enterprise being transported along the Hudson River in New York earlier today. The retired shuttle will be displayed at the New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

Euro 2012 Thursday, May 31, 2012

Know Your Europe 2.0 Box Art
Great time to use Know Your Europe 2.0 in your classroom.

The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 2012), will be the 14th European Championship for national football teams organised by UEFA. The final tournament will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine between 8 June and 1 July 2012.

We have prepared a great worksheet based on the 16 countries playing in Euro 2012, download for free today and use in your classroom over the next few weeks.

EdWare Euro 2012 Worksheet


This is a great time to study the 16 countries of Europe taking part in the tournament, including Ireland.
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland (co-hosts)
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Russia
  • Spain (defending champions)
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine (co-hosts)


In Know Your Europe 2.0 you can print maps of each country, view photos, learn about their capital cities, and much more.

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EdWare will be exhibiting at the IPPN Deputy Principals’ Conference 2012 on May 10 & 11. The conference will be held at the Citywest Conference Centre and Hotel in Dublin. Once we are provide with details of the exhibition room and stand number we will post details here.

I look forward to seeing you there.


The proposed timetable is as follows (subject to change):

Thursday May 10th:
- 15:30 Registration & Education Expo   
- 17:30 Workshop Session 1
- 19:30 Conference Dinner & Entertainment

Friday May 11th:
- 08:30 Registration & Education Expo
- 09:00 Workshops
- 10:15 Break & Education Expo
- 11:00 Workshops
- 12:15 Lunch & Education Expo
- 13:30 IPPN Plenary  & Contender Charlie
- 15:45 Slán Abhaile

To learn more about the conference visit the IPPN website.

Timetable for the IPPN Deputy Principals Conference 2012

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Know Your World 2.0 - First Look Sunday, April 15, 2012


We have been very busy over the past year putting the finishing touches to Know Your World 2.0. This video will give you a quick look at some of the exciting new features in Know Your World 2.0.

Know Your World 2.0 is a complete update to the previous version released in May 2012. Learn more about Know Your World 2.0

Highlights:
  • All new look, much easier to use.
  • Excellent satellite photographs of the world.
  • Full interactive whiteboard support built-in.
  • Updated content, plus lots of new content.
  • Enhanced student tracking.
  • All new games, quizzes and study areas.
  • Access to the EdWare Learning Cloud for more content*.
  • Works great with Windows 7.
Over the month of April & May we will be highlighting the other major improvements to Know Your World.


*Access to EdWare Learning Cloud requires internet access and registering your software with EdWare. It will be free for schools to use for the time being.

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