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  • Quick Key, The Quiz Scanning App For Teachers, Raises Over $250,000

    Quick Key, The Quiz Scanning App For Teachers, Raises Over $250,000

    When we last saw Quick Key, founder Walter Duncan was working to get his quiz grading app into schools across the country. Now they’ve announced a $250,000 raise to help expand their reach and improve the product. The app, which streamlines the grading process utilizing optical character recognition, has so far been used to scan 300,000 quizzes. One teacher, Younis Aydin, in Istanbul… Read More

  • Catching Up With Quick Key, The App That Helps Teachers Grade Faster And Better

    Catching Up With Quick Key, The App That Helps Teachers Grade Faster And Better

    Back in February, we wrote about a smartphone app for school teachers called Quick Key, the low-fi demo video that had just gone viral. The app’s optical scanner quickly grades Scantron answer sheets, uploads the results to teachers’ electronic grade books, and runs analytics on the data. Quick Key launched in public beta in late August after over a year in development, so we caught… Read More

  • How A Teacher Turned To Technology To Solve A Thorny Problem And Raised $100K

    How A Teacher Turned To Technology To Solve A Thorny Problem And Raised $100K

    The clincher, the thing that made Quick Key go viral, was a poorly-lit video of an excitable guy holding his iPhone up to a Scantron page, one of those test pages you used to fill out in school. He thumbs through page after page, making comments on students’ performance as the app scans the page and instantly reports a grade. The video was amazingly compelling. The creator, Walter O. Read More