2008 Marks Year of Honors and Accolades for Kidspiration 3 From Inspiration Software

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Ten Education, Technology & Parenting Awards Bestowed on Visual Learning Software for Young Learners

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Best of all, we are amazed at the innovative ways that teachers around the world are using the visual learning software to help their young students build reading, writing and math skills and develop as critical thinkers.

2008 was a year of honors and awards for excellence in the education, parenting and technology communities for Kidspiration 3, the newest member of Inspiration Software's® family of award-winning visual learning software tools. Since its launch in early February last year, the visual learning software for young learners earned 10 prestigious awards across all three industries. Kidspiration® 3 supports students in kindergarten through fifth grade as they strengthen reading and writing skills, build conceptual understanding in math and develop thinking skills across the curriculum.

Most recently, Kidspiration 3 added the iParenting 2008 Greatest Product Award to its list of honors from organizations that recommend software and other products to parents. This award recognizes the best quality children's educational software available to the general public for use by parents. Hundreds of products were submitted for judging in 20 categories. All products submitted for the iParenting Media Awards Greatest Products of 2008 underwent a thorough evaluation process that uses internationally recognized standards of quality assurance. Earlier in the year, Kidspiration 3 was recognized with an iParenting Outstanding Products Award.

In early December, Kidspiration 3 earned yet another education industry honor when it was selected as a 2009 Teachers' Choice Awards for the Family winner by "Learning" magazine. The sixth annual Teachers' Choice Awards for the Family program celebrates children's programs that teachers recommend to parents. Products are evaluated on education value, originality and creativity, ease of use, safety and durability, as well as high interest level and motivation for children. In addition, "Learning" magazine honored Kidspiration 3 in its "Teachers' Choice Awards for the Classroom" for 2009.

"We are very proud of Kidspiration 3 and the recognition that it has earned in the education, technology and parenting communities," said Mona Westhaver, president and co-founder, Inspiration Software. "Best of all, we are amazed at the innovative ways that teachers around the world are using the visual learning software to help their young students build reading, writing and math skills and develop as critical thinkers."

In addition, ComputED Learning Center, San Diego's leading computer education resource, honored Kidspiration 3 with both its Education Software Review (EDDIE) and Best Educational Software (BESSIE) awards this year. The EDDIE was presented in the "Early Elementary Thinking Skills" category and the BESSIE in the "Upper Elementary Thinking Skills" category. These awards recognize innovative and content-rich programs and Web sites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.

Other 2008 awards include a Legacy Award in the 2008 "Tech & Learning" Awards of Excellence; the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval; the 2008 Parents' Choice Award for software from the Parents' Choice Foundation; and the 2008 Editors Choice Award from the prestigious "Children's Technology Review" magazine.

A 30-day free trial of Kidspiration 3 can be downloaded at http://www.inspiration.com/freetrial. For more information, call 800-877-4292 or visit http://www.inspiration.com/order to find a local education dealer.

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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