Inspiration Software Sweeps 14th Annual Educational Software Review Awards


 PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 21, 2009 – Inspiration Software®, Inc., the leader in visual thinking and learning, was a triple-crown winner in the 14th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE Awards), with honors for Kidspiration®, Inspiration® and InspireData®. The EDDIE Awards are sponsored by ComputED Learning Center, San Diego’s leading computer education resource.

            The EDDIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and Web sites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Selection criteria include academic content, potential for broad classroom use, technical merit, subject approach and management system. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers from around the world.

            “It is always exciting when educators recognize our visual learning software tools with awards,” said Mona Westhaver, president and co-founder, Inspiration Software. “However, it is particularly gratifying to see all three products – Inspiration, Kidspiration and InspireData – recognized by this group of leaders in education technology.”

            Kidspiration 3, the visual learning software for students in kindergarten through grade 5, was honored in the “Thinking Skills” category for early elementary students. Kidspiration supports young learners as they strengthen reading and writing skills, build conceptual understanding in math and develop thinking skills across the curriculum.  This is the 14th award for Kidspiration 3 since its launch in early 2008.

            Inspiration, the essential tool to visualize, think, organize and learn, was recognized in the “Thinking Skills” category for upper elementary students. Learners grade 6 to adult rely on Inspiration to plan, research and complete projects successfully.

            InspireData, the visual way to explore and understand data, won an EDDIE award in the “Data Exploration” category for upper elementary students. Students grades 4 to 12 use InspireData to investigate, analyze and represent data and information in dynamic graphs and charts.


About Inspiration Software, Inc.

Recognized as the leader in visual thinking and learning, Inspiration Software, Inc.’s award-winning software tools, Inspiration, Kidspiration and InspireData, are based on proven visual learning methodologies that help students think, learn and achieve. With the powerful combination of visual learning and technology, students in grades K-12 learn to clarify thoughts, organize and analyze information, integrate new knowledge and think critically. Founded more than 25 years ago by Donald Helfgott and Mona Westhaver, the company’s visual learning software tools are used today by more than 25 million students and teachers worldwide.


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