New reading app released: Reading Racer

Earlier this month, SeaShells Education launched Reading Racer, a free early childhood reading app.  Using speech recognition to help young children lean to read aloud fluently, the app features built-in speech recognition designed for iPhones and iPads, and provides young children (ages 5 to 8) with more than 200 short stories, poems, and jokes to read aloud, all within a fun game format that features instant feedback and visual rewards.

The SeaShells team consists of speech engineers and game developers who have trained and taught at Carnegie-Mellon University, and hold more than 100 years of combined experience in building innovative learning technology for young children

The CMU/ETC team from SeaShells Education includes:

Melanie Lam (05), VP of Product, Rod Cano (14), Software Engineer and Gregory Aist Ph.D. (Language and Information Technologies 00), Software Engineer

Former ETC employees:

Frank Hamilton (14) Software Engineer,Mike Hsu (14) Software Engineer, Mat Robinson (14) Digital Artist, ZongYe Yang (16) Engineering Intern, Xiangting Li (15) Engineering Intern, Adam Liss (16) Design and Production Intern.

Other CMU affiliation:

Jack Mostow Emeritus Research Professor,Ph.D. in Computer Science (81)

Download the Reading Racer app, visit the website and like them Facebook.

About SeaShells Education

 SeaShells Education was founded by Umang Gupta, a well-known Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur, company founder, and public company CEO. After having spent more than 40 years helping to build the enterprise software industry (among other things, being credited with writing the first business plan for Oracle in 1981), Umang is now devoting his time exclusively to the online education industry as an investor, board member, and advisor. The SeaShells team consists of speech engineers and game developers who have trained and taught at Carnegie-Mellon University, and hold more than 100 years of combined experience in building innovative learning technology for young children.

 

 


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