Why We Created Speak Agent

People often ask us why we decided to make Speak Agent. As co-founder and CTO, I wrote the first line of software code over three years ago. But the need has been around for much longer. Over the past decade the percentage of English Language Learners (ELLs)...

February 13, 2018 | Katie Cunningham | Educational Issues

The Story Behind the NSF Study

My last blog post described the NSF-funded study that Rockman et al conducted at Manor (pronounced MAY-ner) Independent School District. It was all about facts and data. In this post, I talk about my experiences, the place, and the people.

February 05, 2018 | Ben Grimley | Stories from the Classroom

NSF Study Finds Speak Agent Improves Science Vocabulary

Research Design

A National Science Foundation-funded study found significant gains in science concept knowledge using Speak Agent's game-based learning program after just a few hours of classroom use. Four second-grade classes and two third-grade classes at...

The 2018 ED Games Expo

Come see more than 100 learning games and technologies in action, including Speak Agent, at the 5th annual ED Games Expo: A Showcase for Education Learning Games and Technologies.

December 14, 2017 | Dan LaFountain | Events

Visit us at the WIDA 2017 Annual Conference

We're excited to share our new academic language learning games, new product features, and new WIDA correlation at the WIDA 2017 Annual Conference, Oct. 16-18. The fact that Florida is hosting WIDA this year is special for us. In the past two months we made...

October 16, 2017 | Dan LaFountain | Events, Company News

Visit us at the TU EdTech Innovation Showcase

Join Speak Agent, one of twenty edtech startups transforming education, at the TU EdTech Innovation Showcase from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 19th. The event will feature some great companies, including our friends at Admit.me (College Admissions),...

September 27, 2017 | Ben Grimley | Events

Visit us at Beta City

Speak Agent will be hosting a demo table at Beta City at the Baltimore City Garage starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28th. For more information, please visit https://betamore.com/betacity/. Hope to see you there!

September 25, 2017 | Dan LaFountain | Events

The Story Behind Tall Tales

I walked into the MediaBarn User Experience Lab thinking that I knew exactly how the first, second, and third-grade students would use our new learning game prototype. "Tall Tales" is a Mad Libs™-style cloze activity where kids fill in the blanks by selecting...

Speak Agent "Pro" Now Available

The Speak Agent team worked hard over the summer to make your teaching experience even better by adding new academic language learning games and new features. These new games and features will be available for customers who upgrade to Speak Agent Pro, which...

September 08, 2017 | Dan LaFountain | Company News

The Story Behind Scrambled Sentences

Outside South Lake Elementary School in mid-February, snow was still piled high atop grassy medians and street corners. Inside, kids raced, hopped, spun, and meandered around the warm cafeteria. It was pizza time! This was my first visit to Dream Academy's...