Jason Carroll, Global Products Manager

Read&Write is Still Free for Teachers

With over 4 million users, Read&Write for Google Chrome™ continues to be the top literacy support tool for Google Apps for Education users across the world. But did you know it’s completely free for teachers?


Here’s how it works:

If you're a teacher, and don't already have Read&Write for Google Chrome installed, head to the Chrome Store and download it before registering for your free subscription.

New to Read&Write for Google Chrome?

Read&Write for Google Chrome is an 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.

Some of the benefits Read&Write for Google offer include:
  • An easy to use toolbar that integrates seamlessly with Google Drive and the web
  • Text to speech for reading accessible and inaccessible content in Google Docs, PDFs, ePubs and on the web
  • Tools like talking and picture dictionaries and a translator to support struggling readers or English Language Learners
  • Writing tools like word prediction and voice dictation
  • Colored highlighters for researching and extracting information from documents and the web
  • Typewriter and post-it annotations for PDFs and ePubs in Google Drive
Individuals who download the free trial of Read&Write for Google Chrome 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!

If you already have a trial or an expired trial, go to https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/free-for-teachers/ 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 install Read&Write for Google Chrome.

That’s it! Once confirmed, your trial of Read&Write for Google Chrome will automatically be converted into a premium subscription for one year. And remember, this is only for teachers. Entering student information in the form could be against your school or district’s student privacy policy.

Comments

Angie Benavides 20/09/2020 9:35:59 PM
Is talk&type available to students after the free trial expires? What exactly is available after the trial expires?

Deena Kimmel 21/09/2020 12:47:37 PM
Hi Angie - Talk&Type is not available with the free version of Read&Write. The main tools that are available are Text to Speech, Read the Web/Hover Speech and single word Translation. Thanks!

Mallorie Hurlbert 7/09/2020 1:22:22 AM
Please think about offering this free for students. I work with students who primarily have a diagnosis of dyslexia/dysgraphia/dyscalculia and the read-aloud of text is irreplaceable. It seems unfair that as a teacher I get a free subscription when I really don't need the access, my students do. Please reconsider!

Deena Kimmel 8/09/2020 3:18:34 PM
Hi Mallorie - If your students just want to use the text-to-speech feature, that is a free feature. So, they can access it with a free subscription. If you want them to be able to access the full toolbar past the 30-days, we do have a pilot program so that you can explore for a couple more months. Here's the link to request a pilot: https://mautic.texthelp.com/na-edu-pilot-request-fy20q1. Thanks!

Jeni 17/08/2020 9:50:49 PM
Hello,
I am a resource SPED teacher and I have many remote learners on my caseload who require read alouds. Would it be possible for them to get a trial subscription?
Thank you ,
Jeni

Deena Kimmel 18/08/2020 12:30:55 PM
Hi Jeni - If your students just want to use the text-to-speech feature, that is a free feature. So, they can access it with a limited subscription. If you want them to be able to access the full toolbar past the 30-days, we do have a pilot program so that you can explore for a couple more months. Here's the link to request a pilot: https://mautic.texthelp.com/na-edu-pilot-request-fy20q1. Thanks!

Kelly 26/04/2020 2:52:40 AM
Hello,
My son's school is using Google classroom. I have read and write app on his ipad now. How do I sync this with Google classroom for him to be able to use the features to understand what the teacher has written in Google Classroom (through text to speech). He has dyslexia and this would really help. Thanks in advance. Kelly

Deena Kimmel 27/04/2020 12:44:13 PM
Hi Kelly - To integrate with Google Classroom, you'll need the Read&Write Chrome Extension, which is included with your subscription. Here's the link to install: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google-chro/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd?hl=en-US

Nicki Jacobs 20/01/2020 10:13:32 AM
I tried to download a trial version but it said my Microsoft Surface Pro was incompatible. Is this true?

Deena Kimmel 21/01/2020 7:10:01 PM
Hi Nicki - What version of the Surface Pro are you using? Versions 1 and 2 are not compatible. If you'd like to speak with someone from Tech Support, please contact support@texthelp.com. Thank you!

Nicki Jacobs 20/01/2020 9:59:14 AM
Hi, I am a relief teacher and also hold a 0.2 position. Do I qualify for a free version of Read Write?
Thanks
Nicki

Deena Kimmel 21/01/2020 1:28:59 PM
Hi Nicki - yes, as a relief teacher you can get a free for teachers subscription! Thanks for checking!

Valerie Fish 20/12/2019 5:51:21 PM
Hi, I am a speech language pathologist working full-time with students with dyslexia and other written language disorders. Might I qualify for a free subscription for Read&Write for Google?
Thank you!
Valerie

Deena Kimmel 20/12/2019 6:09:50 PM
Hi Valerie. Thank you for checking! Yes, you definitely can get a Free for Teacher subscription! Enjoy!

Mary 10/06/2019 9:08:57 AM
Hi!

Is it only for 1 year or can a teacher use it for free for longer?

Thank you!

Deena Kimmel 10/06/2019 1:20:47 PM
Hi Mary! Your free teacher account gets renewed each year. Thanks! - Deena

Katharine 1/06/2019 1:22:00 AM
Hello. I’m wondering if parents who are homeschooling qualify for the free teacher’s subscription? I could provide proof from our school board that I am homeschooling our child. If we would qualify, how do we go about registering? Thank you.

Deena Kimmel 3/06/2019 1:56:38 PM
Hi Katherine! Yes, parents who homeschool do qualify for the free teacher subscription. Please contact Alison at a.whitlock@texthelp.com, and she'll help you get set up. Thank you! - Deena

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