Indy-Based Herff Jones is a Finalist for ‘Best Educational App’ at SXSW

Indianapolis-based Herff Jones' iPad app called StrataLogica — interactive maps, globes, atlases, and charts — has been named a finalist for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards in the educational resource category.

 
The SXSW Interactive Awards highlight the coolest projects from the Interactive community, including mobile and tablet apps, platforms, games, kiosks/installations, digital campaigns, websites and more. They look for projects created by the Interactive community that push the boundaries of what’s possible in digital content and inspire the next wave of creativity.
 
Interactive Awards finalists are digital projects that were launched or completely redesigned in 2013. The winning entry in each of the 15 competitive categories will be revealed at the 17th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony on March 11 in Austin, Texas.
 
 
More About Herff Jones | Nystrom and StrataLogica
Herff Jones | Nystrom, is a leading educational publisher for the K–12 market. StrataLogica is an enhanced app that features geography, history and earth science content from a company that educators have trusted for over a century. It is targeted for use with K–12 students in the classroom, media center and at home with age-appropriate and curriculum-based experiences. It brings powerful features for creating content, collaborating and sharing from the desktop experience to the iPad.
 
Highlights of StrataLogica functionality include:
 
  • Interactive legends — tap on items to pop-up content, legends can be detached
  • Access to lessons panel for history maps
  • Ability to create, save and send Custom Views and Presentations
  • Ability to share Custom Views and Presentations via Twitter, Facebook or e-mail
  • Ability to create or participate in Collaborative Projects
  • Ability to add notes to Custom Views, Presentations and Collaborative Projects
  • Access to e-book atlases and student activities
 
The StrataLogica app for iPad, which was released earlier this year, has been highly praised since it launched and consistently achieves 4.5 stars on the Apple App Store ratings and reviews. This latest version is now available in the Apple App Store.
 
Launched in 2009, StrataLogica continues to be a leading source of innovation in the 21st century digital classroom. As the iPad continues to proliferate in education, the StrataLogica app for iPad demonstrates Herff Jones | Nystrom’s commitment to creating immersive and effective learning experiences across multiple platforms.

 

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