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Knowji Unveils a Summer Vocabulary Boot Camp

Knowji Inc., a Silicon Valley iPhone/iPad App developer teams up with Fieldstone Middle School in Montvale, New Jersey to announce the Vocabulary Summer Boot Camp.

PRLog - June 22, 2012 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- June 22, 2012      
Contact:  Emmie Thomas
Phone: 650.260.8385
Email: news@knowji.com

(Media representatives are invited to see the Knowji Vocab App in action at Fieldstone Middle School where 8th graders use iPads as a complementary tool for learning.  Address: 47 Spring Valley Road, Montvale, NJ 07645.  9 a.m., June 28, 2012 – Thurs.)


Palo Alto, CA -- Knowji Inc., a Silicon Valley iPhone/iPad App developer teams up with Fieldstone Middle School in Montvale, New Jersey to announce the Vocabulary Summer Boot Camp. Knowji and its partner, Fieldstone Middle School will be conducting the event with Fieldstone’s incoming 8th grade students. The program is designed to encourage students to spend 15 minutes per day with the Knowji Vocab app on their iPads, learning 500 words over the summer.

Fieldstone Middle School is one of the first schools in New Jersey to utilize iPads as an educational tool. According to Mark Maire, Fieldstone’s Principal, “I am excited to be using Knowji Vocab with our students.” He adds, “I believe that the app can offer our students an ability to comprehend and remember at an unprecedented rate.” Knowji performs tasks behind the scenes that are humanly impossible to do and makes learning fast, and remembering highly effective. Principal Maire believes that the Boot Camp’s goal of students learning 500 words simply by spending 15 minutes per day is achievable.

Dr. Brian Chinni, Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, and CEO of The Madison Institute, LLC adds, “Vocabulary is not only important for reading comprehension, but having a sizable vocabulary can help anyone communicate effectively, an essential skill both in school and in life.”

Knowji Vocab is based on scientifically proven methodologies, and presents words at specifically timed intervals to ensure maximum memory retention.  Each word and its example sentence are illustrated with colorful cartoons and a story-like format that maximizes user interest.  The app also adapts to a learner based on how well they know a word, so that learning is completely personalized.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of Fieldstone Middle School’s Vocabulary Summer Boot Camp,” said Emmie Thomas, co-founder of Knowji.  “Words are unlike other things we learn in school.  It takes time to really know a word and effectively use it to convey our thoughts.  If a 13 year old child spends 15 minutes a day and learns 500 words each summer, by age 17 they would have learned 2500 words. What a great way to build vocabulary.”

Knowji has three Knowji Vocab apps in the Apple App Store.  Each app features 500 words, along with easy-to-understand definitions, example sentences, cartoons, audio pronunciations, synonyms and antonyms.  As a promotion, Knowji is offering each app at $.99 until July 8th, regularly priced at $4.99.

For more information or to schedule an interview please contact Emmie Thomas, at 650.260.8385 or via email at news@knowji.com.

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