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 - October 2022

October 21, 2022 | Katie Cunningham |

Welcome back! Here are the enhancements we've made in version 3.1.1 (minor release):

Teacher Features

View Wordlist from a Lesson

In your teacher account, you can now go to any lesson and press View Wordlist to see the vocabulary covered in the activities. From the wordlist, you can also print the words and pictures.

Explain Your Work: Portfolio and Inbox

We added all three levels of student-written content from Explain Your Work activities to both the Inbox and Portfolio features to enable teacher review of more activity details.

Search Activities by Keyword

When you add a new activity to a lesson you created, you can search for Diagrams, Explain Your Works, Read Alongs, Tall Tales, or Vocab Labs, in addition to browsing by subject or grade level.

Student Features

Explain Your Work: Usability

We improved story formatting and improved usability by preventing the word bank sidebar from scrolling along with the story content.

Coming Soon

Formative Assessments

We are rolling out a new activity called Level Up that students may use to check their content knowledge at the end of each Speak Agent lesson. We will launch this first with our Multilingual High School courses and shortly thereafter with middle grade courses. Keep an eye out for a blog post soon on this new feature!


We will be adding data dashboards for school and district leaders this winter.

As always, please contact us with your ideas on how we can make Speak Agent better for you and your students.

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.