Fluency with phoneme-level accuracy

DUBLIN (Dec 2nd, 2021) — SoapBox Labs, the speech recognition company that powers joyful learning and play experiences for kids, has launched a new feature that gives educators unprecedented insight into their students’ oral reading fluency.  “For the first time in a decade, elementary reading scores in the U.S. have hit a plateau and educators […]

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GivingTuesday: How we’re giving back

Today is GivingTuesday, an opportunity for people, communities, and businesses to give back by supporting causes and performing acts of kindness and advocacy. We’re big fans of #GivingTuesday here at SoapBox! SoapBox’s #MakingKidsHeard campaign aims to create awareness around the power of speech recognition to deliver joy and agency to young kids through their voices. […]

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2022 in Voice for Kids – Webinar

SoapBox Labs is delighted to team up with our friends at Vixen Labs for our final webinar of the year, “Why kids will change how we think about voice in 2022.” Join Dr. Amelia Kelly, our VP of Speech Technology, and James Poulter, CEO & Co-Founder of Vixen Labs, for an illuminating fireside chat, hosted […]

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About #MakingKidsHeard

Today, we launch the #MakingKidsHeard campaign to create awareness around the power of speech recognition to deliver joy and agency to young kids through their voices. A two-minute “Day in the Life” video headlines the campaign and introduces us to six-year-old Noah and how he uses his voice to “shape the world around me,” from […]

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CMO joins board of Women in Voice

Last week, our Chief Marketing Officer, Niamh Bushnell, joined Women in Voice’s board of directors. Women in Voice (WiV) is an international non-profit founded in 2018 to build community and empower the women and diverse people in voice technology, who are taking the industry forward as data scientists, engineers, and business leaders. Voice technology is […]

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Customer spotlight: Norby

SoapBox’s education-focused customers are creating learning tools that help kids improve their reading, literacy, numeracy, and language learning skills, whether they’re learning in the home or the classroom. Norby, a SoapBox client based in Melbourne, Australia, is a great example. 

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Amplify’s $215 Million Raise

This week, Amplify, SoapBox’s partner and pioneer in digital-forward K-12 educational tools, announced a new $215 million funding round. We salute all of our colleagues at Amplify on this wonderful news. SoapBox has been privileged to witness Amplify’s remarkable growth over the last few years and to support the company’s delivery of “high quality, digital-forward […]

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SoapBox at SXSW EDU 2022

Great news! Both of our panels for SXSW EDU 2022 have been accepted. This will be our third year speaking at this wonderful gathering of education professionals and ideas. We look forward to seeing you there. Here’s what’s in store. Our  first panel, Can Speech Recognition Help Children Learn to Read, will see SoapBox CEO […]

Repetitions: An Important New Data Point for Teachers

SoapBox Fluency, our high accuracy reading assessment solution, has been built to support kids and their teachers. The rich and granular data it generates informs teachers’ approach to more personalized instruction, screening, and intervention, and helps them to more closely and regularly track each student’s reading progress. Teachers rely on a myriad of measurements to […]

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Former Head of LEGO Ventures Joins as COO

DUBLIN, Ireland (September 23, 2021) — SoapBox Labs, pioneering developer of safe, secure, and accurate speech recognition technology for children, today announced the appointment of Jamie Beaumont as Chief Operations Officer. Beaumont, who previously served as Managing Director for LEGO Ventures, will lead operations, scaling and strategic partnerships as the company builds on its established […]