Speaking (again!) at the EdTech World Forum

Speaking (again!) at the EdTech World Forum

Speaking (again!) at the EdTech World Forum

On 15 and 16th November, Auris Tech CEO & Founder Kim Antoniou was invited back to the EdTech World Forum to speak about our Automatic Speech Recognition engine, and it’s role in supporting literacy in schools and at home.

Following a successful presentation at the event earlier in the year, it was great to be asked back – a testament to the power of what the Fonetti app is doing, powered by the Auris Tech ASR.

With speakers and attendees from all over the world coming to Kensington, London for the event, Kim was able to speak before and after her presentation to representatives from different platforms, and different countries about the benefits of working together.

Thanks to organisers EdTechConferences for the invitation… hope to see you again in 2023!

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Children’s Book Week 2022

Children’s Book Week 2022

Children’s Book Week 2022

Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading across the USA, and it’s important to us as we have loyal fans in The States.

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the USA. Every year, young people across the US participate by attending events at schools, libraries, bookstores, celebrating at home, and engaging with book creators both online and in person.

Bringing a joy to reading is at the heart of what we do. Some children have their love of reading already – and we build on it. Others haven’t found a connection with reading yet, and so the interactive nature of the books on Fonetti, alongside immediate visual feedback and in-app rewards make it more exciting and more engaging.

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Talking about Fonetti in Poland

Talking about Fonetti in Poland

Talking about Fonetti in Poland

It is great to visit the beautiful city of Gdansk in Poland, to talk about our unique patented technology in the Fonetti app, that makes such a real positive impact on child futures.

Being able to read, and read confidently is a lifelong door opener, so it is a real honour to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Inforshare pitch competition.

Whatever happens, it’s great to share our story and connect with other interesting companies!

But, we still have our fingers crossed!

Fonetti at Tes SEND Show 2022

Fonetti at Tes SEND Show 2022

Fonetti at Tes SEND Show 2022

On Friday and Saturday 7th & 8th October, we’re at the Business Design Centre in London, for the Tes SEND Show.

We can be found on Stand 182, and we’ll be sharing case studies from pupil intervention groups where Fonetti has helped grow pupil reading confidence while increasing reading age.

We have a free prize draw each day, where one lucky school will win access to the Fonetti app for up to 60 pupils, and teachers will have full access to the Fonetti School Portal, where they can get real-time actionable pupil reading data, tracking progress – successes and struggles, so they can have effective, efficient 1:1 interactions.

Schools can also sign up for a free 6 week trial in return for some feedback!

Our Education Manager Vicki Edgar will be at Teach Meet on Friday night… keep your eyes open for her and have a chat!

EAL on European Day of Languages

EAL on European Day of Languages

EAL on European Day of Languages

The 26th of September 2022 marks the European Day of Languages. This day is all about celebrating linguistic diversity and promoting multilingualism. The day also aims to encourage people to learn new languages and to discover the richness that linguistic diversity brings to our society.
One way that Fonetti supports language development and practice for children where English is not their first language, is by providing them with a way to independently practice at their own pace, while tracking and rewarding progress. The automatic speech recognition (ASR) behind Fonetti assists the development of oral language skills by providing immediate visual feedback in real-time on correct pronunciation. This is especially beneficial for those learning English as an additional language.
Using ASR in this way also provides a means for children to practice their speaking skills in a safe and non-threatening environment. This is particularly important for those who may be shy or reluctant to speak in front of others. By using ASR in this way, children can practice their reading and language skills without having to worry about making mistakes or being judged. This helps build confidence and can lead to them being more willing to speak in front of others.
Conclusion:
ASR provides a number of benefits that can support language development and practice for children where English is not their first language. These benefits include providing a way for children to practice reading at their own pace, assisting in the development of oral language skills, and offering a safe and non-threatening environment for children to practice their speaking skills. All of these factors contribute to making ASR an excellent tool for supporting language learning.