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Keeping personalised learning alive with AI!

Open Access Government

You know you have a school you can be truly proud of when it is described by one of your pupils to Ofsted inspectors as ‘like a big family’. We’ve worked hard at Hawkedale to make sure we continue inspiring pupils to achieve all they are capable of as we expand. And we’ve made good use of some innovative technology along the way.

With more children to focus on and support, AI is helping us provide more information to teachers about how their pupils learn. This is particularly true in the area of literacy, the foundation of learning and achievement in any school.

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Students with undiagnosed reading difficulties often struggle to access the curriculum, says Mark Fraser – but EdTech can help unlock their potential!

Imagine being unable to complete an exam or finish a piece of coursework just because you can’t get your answers written in the allotted time. You have a flair for the subject, know the content inside-out, and have some brilliant ideas, but when it comes to the crunch, your reading and writing skills let you down. It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar for secondary school students whose reading difficulties are not spotted early in their education journey…

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Tracking eye movements to help reading!

BBC News

Our technology was recently featured on the BBC Evening News where teachers from Freemantle Community Academy in Southhampton discussed how our assessment has revolutionised their view of reading in school, enabling teachers to see within five minutes if children are having trouble with certain words or letters.

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AI – An entirely new insight into reading!

BBC Radio Solent

Our Managing Director Stephen Park and Adam Luxford from Freemantle Church of England Community Academy spoke live on BBC Radio Solent with Julian Clegg about the revolutionary impact that our technology has been having – reducing teacher workload, boosting literacy outcomes and levelling the playing field for those with special needs

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Can AI improve the way we test literacy rates?

Bernadette Mclean • Ex-principal of The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

Teachers are already under a huge amount of pressure in the classroom, so it’s imperative to get as much information into their hands as possible about children’s literacy. New developments in AI technology by Lexplore are paving the way for exactly this. By using AI technology to monitor how a child’s eye moves when reading – in a way that’s quick, easy and fun for the child – it’s possible to gain incredibly detailed insight into how his or her brain is processing text at different levels…

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The tech that is helping us to read…

Elanor Ross

Lexplore has developed AI eye tracking software which assesses a child’s reading ability and provides the results in just a few minutes. The purpose of the software is to save hours of the teacher’s time by suggesting what the reading issue is and helping to analyse whether it’s dyslexia or just the child is struggling with a particular word…

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Can AI help to address the literary skills gap?

Education Technology

At a time when the perils of social immobility are so severe, it’s imperative that we do all we can to ensure no child is left behind. Their best chance is early intervention, which relies on spotting literacy issues at the earliest possible opportunity. This is the only way that time and resources can be used effectively to help students who need the most support in their reading development. And AI encourages a level playing field, ensuring that any support has the greatest chance of success…

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Busting the myths of AI in education…

UK EdChat

When you mention Artificial Intelligence (AI), you’re likely to get a variety of responses ranging from the fear that robots will take over our jobs – and our lives – to the conviction that it will transform our future for the better. Now that AI is becoming an integral part of organisations such as NASA, the NHS and even your local council, is it time for education to embrace the power of AI?

I believe that it is. While algorithms will never be a substitute for a good teacher, there are some exciting new ways that AI can help schools to spot patterns of progress, or identify pupils who are having difficulties with their learning.

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Could AI play a role in boosting literacy rates?

Education Technology

The real power of this type of technology is the added dimension it can give schools in sharing information about pupils’ reading with teachers and parents. In our case, the eye-tracking tests revealed examples of children who were not previously identified as having reading difficulties…

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How technology helped me cheat Dyslexia…

Lisa Wood Shapiro

The foundation for Lexplore’s algorithms comes largely from data collected by the Kroneberg project, a study that ran from 1989 to 2010 and followed 2,165 Swedish students into adulthood, tracking their reading development and the progression or regression of their disabilities…

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Lexplore named one of Europe’s top ten most innovative companies for 2019!

Fast Company 2019

Lexplore is excited to announce that they have been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019!

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Artificial Intelligence in the classroom!

Peters E-Gazette

Although Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been embraced by organisations like NASA and the NHS, because of its ability to quickly detect illnesses and assisting in the fight against cybercrime. The mention of AI in education still for many brings a rather controversial image of robot teachers to mind.

However, as found by Headteacher Jayne Mullane from Mersey Vale Primary, algorithms don’t have to replace good teachers and their invaluable human skills, but they can help schools spot patterns of progress, and identify pupils who are having difficulties with their learning.

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