Snap&Read Universal Comes to the iPad, and More New Features Too!
Text to speech tools offer instant support for pdf’s, websites or any other text that’s electronic, on the computer. But what if your student gets a printed worksheet, article or even – yes we definitely still use these things in classrooms -- a book!
An iPad with the just released Snap&Read app turns printed text into accessible text, easily, intuitively, in seconds. In Snap&Read that doesn’t just mean text-to-speech; text levelling, new templates to highlight and extract to, second language support – all the tools are there, just like on your PC.
Take a picture of a worksheet & make it accessible with the Snap&Read Universal iPad App
Using the OCR Tool, select text to hear it read aloud, level the text, or add it to an outline
Text from the worksheet is read aloud on the iPad
Worksheet text is now accessible for read-aloud, text levelling, and outlines in Snap&Read Universal
NEW Snap & Read app for iPhone or iPad
Whether you need to access levelled text on your iPhone, or iPad, the Snap&Read Universal app delivers all of the tools that you have on Windows, Mac or Chromebook version;
- Instant OCR for inaccessible text like PDFs and images,
- text levelling,
- brand new outline templates.
All with an updated, cleaner, more mature look.
Reading on the iPad App
Reading inaccessible text with the OCR tool in the Snap&Read iPad app
Adding an Outline Template in the iPad app
Bibliographer tool automatically pulls in sources when highlighted text is added to the Outline
And your work follows you from device to device, across platforms. This means that the outline your student has been working on at school is there on your iPad or iPhone at home (or vice versa), so you can pick up right where you left off.
The iOS app comes FREE with your Snap&Read Universal subscription. Visit the app store to download the Snap&Read Universal app.
New Outline Features
Snap&Read now has over 60 thoughtful, well researched outline templates that guide reading and support writing. And you can also easily print your outline right from Snap&Read Universal or download as a pdf.
Anxiety outline sample made in the Snap&Read Universal App
Just like you expect from Don Johnston, these fiction and non-fiction outlines are based on proven favourite classroom strategies, to turn reading into learning, including: KWL, CRISS® Authentic Questions and Power Notes, Direct Thinking and Reading Activities (DTRA), SQ3R, Vocabulary Concept Map and lots more.
Some Outline Templates included in Snap&Read Universal
As you read (online or off-line) and highlight, the highlighted text is automatically added to the outline. The SnR automatically opens to the correct outline when you open a new browser tab. Hyperlinks to the page are added automatically, so your student can easily return to the source.
Highlighting to add text and sources to the outline
With an additional Co:Writer subscription, and you’ve got word prediction and speech to text to help the student write in the outline adding their own information.
Write directly into the outline in the Snap&Read app
And if your internet goes down, you’ve still got access to all of your tools and the outline. SnR and Co:Writer unique off-line functionality ensures privacy too.
- Alanna Fontaine