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Wireless Generation’s Award‐Winning mCLASS® Handheld Computer‐Based Software
to Run on New Mobile Devices for Fall 2009
Brooklyn, NY (November 14, 2008) Wireless Generation, a pioneer in adapting mobile technology for
PreK‐12 classrooms, today announced that its mCLASS® software will be available beginning Fall 2009 on
new handheld devices such as the Linux‐based Nokia Internet Tablet. The company is also actively
investigating devices based upon the iPod platform and the Android platform developed by Google and
the Open Handset Alliance. The mCLASS software will continue to operate on existing Palm‐based
Linux‐based devices offer mCLASS users the advantages characteristic of open source software,
including the rapid development and release of updates, improvements, and additions to the software.
Wireless Generation also anticipates that the growth of open source platforms will lead to greater
customer choice and flexibility among mobile devices.
The award‐winning mCLASS software makes the process of giving commonly relied upon formative
assessments in grades PreK‐6 easy and efficient, and the resulting data an integral and supportive part
of instruction. The mCLASS software significantly reduces the time needed to give traditional paper‐
based assessments, returning instructional time to the classroom. Teachers administer the assessments
easily and accurately by following prompts and recording student responses on the handheld screen.
The handheld device automates timing and delivers scores instantly, for timely insight into student
learning needs. When the handheld is “synced” to a Web‐connected computer, the data is uploaded to
a secure Web site, where it is presented in reports for analysis and instructional planning at the
individual student, class, school, district, or demographic sub‐population levels.
About Wireless Generation
Wireless Generation is a pioneer in adapting technologies to support improved teaching and learning in
PreK‐12 education. The company’s mCLASS® system helps educators to effectively differentiate
instruction with handheld computer‐based formative assessments; Web‐based reporting, data analysis
and instructional planning tools; and in‐person professional development. Currently, approximately
150,000 teachers nationwide and overseas use mCLASS and the company’s professional services to
collect, analyze, and act on data in support of 2 million students’ reading and math learning. The
company’s commitment to gaining a deep understanding of educators’ challenges continues to serve as
the foundation for innovative solutions in new areas including curriculum, and data and knowledge
management systems. More information is available on the Web at www.wirelessgeneration.com.
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