Category Archives: cool tools

Cool Tool | BridgeU

A one-stop-shop for international students hoping to enroll in foreign traditional and online university programs, BridgeU is a Software-as-Service platform that matches students with the best university programs for them (weighing academic, cultural and psychometric indicators), positions students competitively as applicants, and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Kurzweil 1000

This latest version of Kurzweil Education’s award-winning text-to-speech software makes printed or electronic text readily available to people who are blind or visually impaired. It helps visually challenged learners save time and gain independence by combining traditional machine technologies such … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Versant English Placement Test

Using speech processing technology and the advanced science of linguistics, the Versant English Placement Test (VEPT) was specially designed for English language learners to automatically evaluate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, reporting results almost immediately. VEPT has been used in academic institutions, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Dash & Dot Robots

Fun, creative, rigorous. Wonder Workshop’s Dash & Dot robots are all of the above. But they’re also addressing a serious need in early education: coding. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics project there will be 1.4 million high-paying computer science jobs available by … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | InstaEDU

On-demand marketplaces like Uber are highly disruptive to captive markets. InstaEDU (owned by Chegg and now known as Chegg Tutors), is part of this wave of innovation that is disrupting how learning happens. It takes traditional one-to-one tutoring and makes it available online, … Continue reading

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