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By Ashley Kemper, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Challenging tool provides read-aloud and spelling support.

App iPad , Mac , Android , Chromebook , Windows app Free to try, Free Education
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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Is It Any Good?

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Overall, Read&Write for iPad may provide helpful assistance to kids with print disorders such as dyslexia. It provides a lot of helpful features that aren't easily found elsewhere. However, some of the images for the definitions might not make sense to younger kids. For example, the images for basic include a square chart with one part colored red and two parts colored white. The word most offers multiple definitions that include a bowl with lots of circles, two exclamation points, a pie chart mostly shaded red, and an arrow on a line. Also, Read&Write for iPad is designed to work within Safari or a word processing tool, which means kids may need to click through three or more steps to enable the assistive features. Privacy may also present an issue: the developer warns that by enabling a keyboard, it may gather information about what kids type using the keyboard to make their predictive software better.

App Details

  • Devices: iPad , Mac , Android , Chromebook , Windows app
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : reading, vocabulary
  • Skills: Tech Skills : using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free to try, Free (Free account for K-12 teachers with eligible work email. 30-day free trial for students and families, then it's $145 per year for a single license and access to Read&Write across all platforms. Group and site licenses also available.)
  • Release date: September 4, 2019
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Texthelp Ltd.
  • Version: 1.2.8
  • Minimum software requirements: iPadOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: January 20, 2022

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