Forbes: SoapBox Labs Gives Voice To The Obstacles, Opportunities Of Remote Learning

Thanks to Michael Horn for a really enjoyable interview published today in Forbes. A great conversation that covers a lot of ground including the difference between voice technology and voice assistants, the importance of accuracy of voice technology for kids, and how voice technology has become core to EdTech, a need that has been amplified […]

ReImagine Education Awards

SoapBox Labs is delighted to confirm that our Fluency solution has just been shortlisted for the prestigious Reimagine Education Awards & Conference 2020 awards under the Learning Assessment category. We announced SoapBox Fluency in March this year and brought it live with edtech pioneer Amplify in August, just in time for #BackToSchool voice-enabled remote #reading […]

Amplify Goes Live with SoapBox Fluency

BROOKLYN, New York—August 25, 2020—Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, today announced the release of a voice-enabled reading assessment for grades 1–6, created in collaboration with Dublin-based SoapBox Labs, which develops accuracy and privacy driven voice technology for children. Text Reading Online is the first literacy assessment of its kind to enable […]

Equity in Voice Technology

Equitable voice technology should be a non-negotiable yet, according to Stanford University’s FairSpeech project, all 5 of the leading speech recognition tools “misunderstood Black speakers twice as often as white speakers”. SoapBox Labs’ partners at the FCRR have also shared their concerns about technology and issues of equity in this recent Smart Brief article. Dr. […]

Change is needed. Learning to read can change a child’s life.

CEO Dr. Patricia Scanlon commented on an article this week entitled “How ‘Reading Instruction’ Oppresses Black and Brown Children”. Writing in Forbes, Natalie Wexler gave an ominous assessment of the huge inequalities in US schools with regard to reading: ‘On national tests last year, only 18 percent of black 4th-graders scored proficient or above in […]

Our Mission in Remote Learning

In 2020, millions of kids around the world will lose half a year of early literacy instruction, and the resulting literacy “fade” risks delaying their educational development for many years after. SoapBox Labs is on a mission to tackle this global literacy crisis. When learning to read, a child needs to be able to read […]

Announcing SoapBox Fluency

Pioneering Developer of Voice Technology for Children Now Enables Fluency Assessment for the Classroom First-of-a-kind technology allows educators to understand and evaluate the development of critical speech and reading comprehension skills for young readers DUBLIN, IRELAND (March 3rd, 2020) – SoapBox Labs, developer of safe and secure voice technology for kids, today announced the release […]

A Voice for Equity

How does our voice technology for kids promote equity in the classroom? We’ll be sharing some big news on this topic next week. Meantime, here’s a teaser. SoapBox Labs voice tech for kids promotes equity in a couple of key ways: By giving kids a voice, to practice reading out loud and be understood accurately. […]

From Cusp to Mainstream

They say we’re “on the cusp” of a big new trend – voice technology in classrooms. Here’s how we know they’re right: Education companies are piloting voice tech: SoapBox Labs is currently engaged in multiple pilots with edtech companies who want to integrate our voice technology into their assessment and practice tools, apps and curriculum […]

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