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This article was published on August 22, 2013

    NoRedInk: THERE’S an app to help school kids with THEIR grammar in a way THEY’RE going to like

    NoRedInk: THERE’S an app to help school kids with THEIR grammar in a way THEY’RE going to like
    Martin Bryant
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

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    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.

    ➤ NoRedInk