Noyo Helps Language Teachers “Flip the Classroom”


Noyo, a Boston-based educational software start-up that makes language apps for iPad and Android tablets, is helping to “flip the classroom” by disrupting the way novice language classes cater to young language learners.

The concept of “Flipping the Classroom” is the educational trend made popular by Khan Academy, TED, and many other educational organizations. Using technology, teachers can assign the lecture and rote learning for homework, allowing the classroom to become a place where hands-on project-based learning thrives.

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“After listening to feedback from educators around the country,” say Chief Learning Officer, Mike Sullivan, “Noyo has integrated assessments into the platform to help students and teachers track progress seamlessly.”

The new built-in assessment feature now includes the ability to monitor the words that the user has interacted with, check the amount of time spent on each unit, and email your assessment test scores to your teacher with one simple click.

Noyo’s intuitive interactive language apps for iPad and Android devices were created with this model in mind. For example, Noyo’s popular Noyo Spanish Vocab Builder features over 190 brilliantly illustrated scenes, 1,800 vocabulary words and phrases, and native speaker voiceover for each word and phrase. Students can study vocabulary anytime, anywhere, at their own pace.

Noyo currently offers three Spanish apps: Noyo Spanish Vocabulary Builder, Noyo Spanish Travel, and Noyo Spanish Immersion.

The company plans to roll out similar apps for French, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Hebrew, and English as a Second Language (ESL) beginning this month.