The Language of Content

Articles from the Speak Agent team that provide classroom resources, implementation strategies, research-based perspectives, and updates regarding our Content+LanguageSM platform.

Product Update - November 2020

November 03, 2020 | Katie Cunningham |

Speak Agent version 2.0.0 loads everything faster. Much faster. It also fixes a number of minor issues. We've listed just the ones you'll notice the most.

Issues Fixed in This Release

For students:

  • The color picker for highlighting in Read Along always displayed the same color. Now you can choose from four colors.
  • Long lesson titles on the home page of students in grades 6 & up were truncated. We have added space so they display more fully.
  • Added loading icons for anything that does not load immediately.
  • Matching game displayed the wrong score at the end of each game, now fixed.

For teachers:

  • Consolidated duplicate word rows in the Lesson Reports.
  • Improved the Assign Lessons search so that the search results don't jump around constantly.
  • Did we mention that everything loads faster?

Coming Soon

Next, we are changing the Math Puzzle Maker to make it clearer how to submit a puzzle for teacher review. In the meantime, please see this article if your students are having trouble submitting a puzzle. (They are just missing one easy step...)

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Katie Cunningham

Written by Katie Cunningham

Katie is CTO and Co-Founder of Speak Agent, Inc. A leading expert in the Python programming language, Katie designed the Speak Agent architecture and wrote the very first line of code for the current platform. She is an accomplished technical author and keynote speaker worldwide, as well as a leader of the Washington DC chapter of PyLadies, an organization dedicated to training women in Python.