Last week, Texthelp announced through social media channels that a surprise was coming soon in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Today that surprise was revealed – Read&Write for Google™ is now Free for Teachers!
Read&Write for Google is a Chrome extension that provides comprehensive reading and writing supports for Google Docs and the Web as well as PDFs, ePubs, and KES files stored in Google Drive.
These supports include:
- Read Aloud with dual-color highlighting
- Word Prediction
- Talking and Picture Dictionaries
- Fact Finder
- Highlighters and ability to collect highlights
- Vocabulary Builder to easily create a list of words with text definitions and images
- Annotations (PDF and ePub)
- Navigational tools (PDF and ePub)
Individuals who download the free trial of Read&Write for Google from the Chrome store get access to all features free for 30 days. After the trial expires, Text-to-Speech and Translation supports for Google Docs and the Web remain free. Premium features are available with purchase of a subscription. However, teachers can now receive continued access to ALL premium features at no charge!
Here’s how it works:
If you are a teacher, and do not already have Read&Write for Google installed, head to the Chrome Store and download it before registering for your free subscription.
If you already have a trial or an expired trial, go to rw.texthelp.com/drive/home/RegisterTeacher and register by filling out the Teacher Registration form with your name, email, school, administrator, and other details that confirm your eligibility. Note: Be sure the email you provide is the same as the one you used to download Read&Write for Google.
That’s it! Once confirmed, your trial of Read&Write for Google will automatically be converted into a premium subscription for one year.