Webspiration Classroom and Inspiration 9 Honored in 2011 Education Software Review Awards

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Company’s Visual Thinking and Learning Tools Celebrate 29th Win in ComputED Learning Center’s Awards Program

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It is exciting to have our flagship software, Inspiration 9, and the newest member of our product family, our online tool, Webspiration Classroom, both honored in the EDDIE Awards

Webspiration Classroom™ and Inspiration® 9 are both winners in the 2011 Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE) from ComputED Learning Center, San Diego’s leading computer education resource. This marks the 16th EDDIE Award for Inspiration, the first for the newly released Webspiration Classroom and the 29th overall for the Inspiration® Software, Inc.’s family of visual learning and thinking tools.

The EDDIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment 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 exciting to have our flagship software, Inspiration 9, and the newest member of our product family, our online tool, Webspiration Classroom, both honored in the EDDIE Awards,” said Mona Westhaver, president and co-founder, Inspiration Software. “As we mark our 30th anniversary as a company, it is great to celebrate 29 honors from this well respected ed-tech recognition program.”

Launched in January 2011, Webspiration Classroom earned its first EDDIE Award for Best Thinking Skills Web Site for high school students. Webspiration Classroom is Inspiration Software’s online writing, visual thinking and collaboration tool for students and teachers. With Webspiration Classroom, students use visual thinking and outlining techniques to build writing skills and analyze, synthesize and comprehend information anytime, anywhere. With 24/7 access, students can apply proven learning methods such as webbing, concept mapping and graphic organizers at school, at home or anywhere they have access to the Internet, extending their learning time to develop thinking and writing skills.

Inspiration 9, the ultimate thinking and learning tool to comprehend, create, communicate and achieve more, was honored with an EDDIE Award for best software in the Best Thinking Skills category for middle school students. Inspiration 9 provides an essential framework for thinking and helps students develop reading, writing, organization, comprehension and oral communication skills.

For more information about Inspiration Software, visit http://www.inspiration.com, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/InspirationSoftware or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/InspirationSW. In addition, educators from around the world can connect and share their passion for learning strategies and education on the company’s blog, Thinkspiration, at http://www.inspiration.com/blog.

About Inspiration Software, Inc.
Recognized as the leader in visual thinking and learning, Inspiration Software, Inc.’s award-winning tools, Webspiration Classroom, Webspiration PRO™, 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 30 years ago by Donald Helfgott and Mona Westhaver, the company’s visual learning tools are used today by more than 25 million students and teachers worldwide.

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