As the internet has been developed, it has not been designed or curated with children in mind. Wizenoze have used rigorous research, powerful algorithms and AI technology to develop The Web for Classrooms. The content platform provides a safe and age-appropriate resource for schools. Curriculum related content is mapped by reading ability and strips away distractions to ensure efficient learning from the web, making use of the internet easier for children, and more efficient for teachers to plan into their lessons.
HOW THEY’RE DISRUPTING
It’s not just teachers who can benefit from the platform. A recent survey in the UK stated that 3 out of 4 parents felt the internet was unsafe, but were unsure how to monitor it. The Web for Classrooms provides a safe place for young learners to navigate content both in school and at home, putting both parents and educators at ease whilst improving reading ability. Currently no other search engine addresses the readability needs of students.
EdTech is estimated to be worth $252 billion globally by 2020, and the use of the internet is becoming a staple in the classroom. Wizenoze’s technology adapts collected content to reading age, but it also offers publishers the opportunity to combine the collection with their own content. Publishers can offer educators and students an opportunity to purchase additional content.
INVESTMENTS AND FUTURE
Wizenoze have received £4m in funding awards from the likes of Google and the Dutch Government, and are continuing their mission to close the Readability Gap as alumni of the Project Literacy Lab. Since setting up their UK office they have raised successful partnerships with Pearson and the London Grid for Learning.