Teachers Who Join Online Community of Visual Learning Enthusiasts
Eligible to Participate in Webspiration Classroom Giveaway in May

PORTLAND, Ore. – May 2, 2011 – Teachers who are among the nearly 200 million people who visit Facebook each day can easily “like” Inspiration® Software, Inc., and get valuable visual learning tips, tricks and ideas right in their news feed and first notice of contests and special offers, such as the Webspiration Classroom™ Giveaway launched today for the month of May. In this contest, participants get the chance to win one of 15 one-year individual subscriptions to Webspiration Classroom, the new online writing, visual thinking and collaboration tool for students and teachers. To participate in this online sweepstakes, teachers must “like” the Inspiration Software page at www.facebook.com/InspirationSoftware. A new winner will be chosen every two days.

Additionally, Inspiration Software’s Facebook page features daily posts sharing tips on how to apply visual learning in the classroom, great themed lesson plans to quickly implement with students, as well as commentary on issues and trends in education today. Teachers participating in this online community are encouraged to share their great classroom ideas and lesson plans and collaborate with their colleagues to develop new teaching ideas.

“Inspiration Software’s Facebook community is rapidly becoming the place to go on Facebook for tips and tools for using visual learning in the classroom,” said Mona Westhaver, president and co-founder, Inspiration Software. “Every time I look at my news feed, I see creative lesson plans, tips and other insights from teachers around the country who are participating in this social media environment. I look forward to what I learn from new members as more educators share their thoughts with the Inspiration Software Facebook community.”

Teachers who join Inspiration Software’s Facebook community will learn more about how to use all of the company’s visual learning software tools – Inspiration®, Kidspiration®, InspireData® and the newest member of the family, Webspiration Classroom, to help their students build critical thinking skills. Launched in January 2011, Webspiration Classroom combines the power of visual thinking with innovative collaboration tools, offering students 24/7 access to an online environment where they can work independently, with their peers and in groups, and receive guidance from their teachers, to develop and strengthen their writing and thinking skills. This giveaway gives educators the chance to explore Webspiration Classroom for a whole year and share their results and ideas with other educators.

The Webspiration Classroom Giveaway ends on Tuesday, May 31, at 11:59 pm PT. Only United States residents at least 18 years of age can enter, and entrants must have a valid email address to win. For the official contest rules, visit http://www.inspiration.com/fbsweepstakes.

For more information about Inspiration Software, visit 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 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 more than 25 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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