UPPSALA, Sweden and MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ -
ScootPad, the leading online learning platform for elementary grades
and ReadSpeaker®, the leading online text-to-speech service, have
teamed up to enable "voice/read-aloud" support for students on
ReadSpeaker's "click & listen" feature enables all K-5 students using
ScootPad's platform to instantaneously listen to the math and reading
practice questions & answers. Hearing the questions, and having each
word (and/or sentence) visually highlighted at the same time, helps
students improve word recognition skills and vocabulary, as well as
improved reading comprehension, fluency, accuracy, and concentration.
ReadSpeaker makes online educational content more accessible to students with
cognitive issues, learning difficulties, and/or vision problems.
ReadSpeaker's online text-to-speech solutions also help students who
use English as a second language. Additionally, it provides
multitasking opportunities for learners and portability of content to
other devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
"We're excited to partner with ReadSpeaker to seamlessly enable voice
support on ScootPad across any device. The read-aloud feature has been
valuable in enhancing vocabulary and comprehension for students in
lower grades (K & 1st), English Language Learners (ELL) and those with special education
needs." said Bharat Kumar, ScootPad Cofounder & CEO.
"We are thrilled to be part of ScootPad's growing platform. Adding
text-to-speech capabilities to ScootPad's math and reading lessons
helps all of their K-5 students better understand, perform and succeed.
The ReadSpeaker audio and highlighting features that ScootPad now
offers, brings a new, useful and fun approach to learning," said Joop
Heijenrath, ReadSpeaker Cofounder and responsible for ReadSpeaker's
About ReadSpeaker (http://www.readspeaker.com)
ReadSpeaker® is the worldwide leader in online text to speech. In 1999,
ReadSpeaker pioneered the first-ever speech-enabling application for
websites. Today, the company's web-based text-to-speech services are
used by thousands of websites/mobile apps and millions of users
worldwide every month. ReadSpeaker speech-enables online content on the
fly in 35+ languages and 100+ voices. The company provides a portfolio
of web-based text-to-speech solutions for websites, mobile sites,
mobile apps, RSS feeds, online documents and forms, as well as online
campaigns. More than 5000 corporate, media, government, and nonprofit
customers around the world use ReadSpeaker online text-to-speech
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a technology company based in Silicon
Valley. ScootPad's online learning platform provides the ultimate way
to engage students in mastering skills with personalized, self-paced
and stimulating learning experience. ScootPad is Free and currently
available for all elementary grades K-5 (Math & Reading). ScootPad
empowers teachers & parents with invaluable insights and actionable
data to track progress and proficiency in real-time. For more
information, please visit http://scootpad.com.
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