[prMac.com] Ottawa, Canada – Learnia Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Learnia, their next-gen math and spelling app for the iPad. Learnia aims to use 3D graphics and modern game design techniques to drastically improve children’s engagement with educational software. Learnia’s world consists of a number of islands, each with a distinct feel. Each island contains one year of spelling or math. A path meanders from island to island giving kids a sense of progress as they learn. The path is blocked by skill stones. When kids master a skill stone it steps aside and the next segment of the path opens up.
Each skill stone contains three exercises and a final challenge. The skill stone can also contain lectures. Children can attempt the challenge straight away or practice first using the exercises. This puts kids in charge of their learning and allows them to quickly work through material they already know. Skill stones can be mastered to a bronze, silver or gold level enticing kids to try hard or come back later to ‘nail it’.
An owl named Waddle joins kids on their journey. As children open up more of the path, Waddle will collect pick-ups along the way. Kids earn coins. Each island has animals that can be purchased as well as food for them. As they progress kids will fill up the world of Learnia with ‘pets’ that they will want to feed. This creates an incentive for them to pick up their iPad, feed their pets and do some learning while they are at it.
Learnia’s interface is designed specifically for tablets. Children can input numbers using handwriting recognition or using a virtual keyboard. In many exercises marbles/blocks/objects can be moved around to gain a feel for the math before moving on to the more abstract numbers.
Progress is saved in the cloud and synched up between iPads. Parents and teachers can share access to a student so that kids can work at home and at school on the same account. Teachers have a screen live-showing what all kids in the class are working on. Questions the student was unable to pass, are stored so that parents or teachers can review them with the child at any time.
Learnia contains over 180 skill stones spread out over 7 distinct islands, 140 different exercises, many lectures, 4 reward games and many animated animals. Learnia uses modern game design and state-of-the-art graphics to make learning fun and engaging.
* iPad Air (2013) or later
* Requires iOS 8 or later
* 314.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Learnia is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. There are no ads or subscriptions. Each grade of math is $7.99 (USD). Each grade of spelling is $4.99 (USD). For more information, please contact Obbe Vermeij.Learnia
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Learnia Inc is an Ottawa, Canada based company determined to bring educational software up to the level of sophistication of video games. The company is working on one product only; Learnia for the iPad. Learnia Inc is headed by Obbe Vermeij. Obbe joined the video game industry in 1995 and has worked, in senior positions, on the technical and design side of games that have sold over 60 million units combined. He has 3 children and felt the educational software they were being given was not up to the standard of video games. Making learning fun and engaging using modern technology and design is the mission statement of Learnia. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2018 Learnia Inc. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.