The new version 3.5.0 completes a long list of new accessibility features and also adds a new type of learning activity to Speak Agent! Here are the details:
Accessibility Level AA
The Speak Agent platform has now achieved Level AA accessibility with the current version of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) using the GoogleChrome web browser. Chrome comes with Chromebooks and is freely available for installation on all Microsoft and Apple computers as well.
The new "Sort It Out" activity is making its debut today in our Middle School Math course and will soon be added to Middle School Science, as well as other courses. This is a data analysis activity where students review evidence and sort it into one of two categories.
Math students, for example, may sort terms into rational or irrational number categories or sort transformations into rigid or non-rigid transformations.
Science students analyze and interpret data by categorizing observations. For example, they may sort evidence by whether each observation "supports" or "does not support" a claim.
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.