Inspiration Maps for iPad Wins 2012 Award of Excellence From “Tech & Learning” Magazine

App That Turns iPad Into Knowledge Creation Tool Honored as Outstanding Education Technology Product

PORTLAND, Ore. – November 12, 2012

Inspiration Maps™, the app that brings visual thinking and learning to iPad®, is the winner of a 2012 Award of Excellence from “Tech & Learning” magazine. The prestigious 30-year-old recognition program honors software, hardware and web products that break new ground, as well as those that have added significant enhancements to proven education tools.

Launched by Inspiration Software in January 2012, Inspiration Maps allows all types of learners to take an active role in their learning. Rather than passively absorb information or play games, they construct diagrams and outlines that capture and organize their ideas, stimulate creativity and aid comprehension. The proven visual learning methodologies in Inspiration Maps help develop the thinking, literacy and writing skills that are required by the Common Core State Standards.

“With Inspiration Maps, students become active learners who demonstrate their knowledge using iPad,” said Mona Westhaver, president and co-founder, Inspiration Software. “We are honored that ‘Tech & Learning’ has recognized the educational value of Inspiration Maps with this prestigious award.”

Inspiration Maps is compatible with Inspiration Software’s flagship desktop software, Inspiration 9®, so students and teachers can work on either the iPad or a computer. To facilitate classroom integration, Inspiration Maps includes more than 25 templates in English and Spanish.

To purchase Inspiration Maps, go to Educators may purchase in volume through Apple’s Education Volume Purchase Program. A free preview of Inspiration Maps, called Inspiration Maps Lite, is also available for download on the App Store. To learn more about Inspiration Maps, visit

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, Inspiration Maps, 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.