Grammar seems to be a forgotten art amongst today’s youth, but NoRedInk is a startup that wants to help change that. The simple Web app challenges school kids to fill in the blanks in sentences about celebrities, friends and interests, hopefully making the learning process a bit more relevant to their everyday lives. A backend section allows teachers to track students’ progress.
Originally launched last year, NoRedInk has today announced a $2 million funding round, with backing from Google Ventures and others. This has allowed the app to stay free to use. New grammar categories will be added every week until October, starting today with Capitalization. If you don’t know your ‘their’ from your ‘there’ and ‘they’re’ (and use American English), NoRedInk is well worth a look.