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?


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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. If you already have a trial or an expired trial, you're all set with this step.

Then just 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 install Read&Write for Google Chrome. And remember, this is only for teachers. Entering student information in the form could be against your school or district’s student privacy policy.

That’s it! Once confirmed, your trial of Read&Write for Google Chrome will automatically be converted into a premium subscription for one year.

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 Chrome offers 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!

Have you tried your free teacher account of Read&Write for Google Chrome? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

 

Comments

Laura Baxter 11/17/2016 6:05:13 PM
Our students can't access the text to speech after the 30 day trial expires. The extension blinks, and is greyed out, and no features are available. Please advise.

Deena Kimmel 11/17/2016 6:53:46 PM
Hi Laura,

I'm sorry to hear your students don't have access to text to speech. Please email our Tech Support team at support@texthelp.com with your issue, and they will look into it for you.

Thanks!

Allison Elkow 11/17/2016 5:24:34 PM
I have access to the free version for teachers and some of my students have the premium version too. In the past, we could have students trial their own version for 30 days free. Past 30 days, they would have access to a freemium version that would allow them to have access to them to have access to text-to-speech and other limited tools. Does this still exist? Or is the freemium version no longer available? Thank you.

Deena Kimmel 11/17/2016 6:57:39 PM
Hi Allison,

Yes, students can still get a free version that includes access to text to speech after their 30-day trial ends.

Thanks!

I am the executive Director of the Literacy Council in Niagara West, the rural area of Niagara. We are working with local schools, children and adults who have reading difficulties 11/8/2016 5:24:09 PM
I am the Executive Director of the Literacy Council in Niagara West, the rural area of Niagara. We are working with local schools, children and adults who have reading difficulties and we have a number of Tutors who work one on one with clients. I would love to have access to this material if possible.

Deena Kimmel 11/8/2016 8:01:29 PM
Hello!

Thank you for your interest in Read&Write for Google Chrome. You can definitely access our Free for Teachers solution. Simply follow the above directions to download the Chrome Store Extension and register as a Teacher. If you have any trouble, contact support at support@texthelp.com.

Thanks!

Deena Kimmel 11/8/2016 8:06:53 PM
Here is the link to the Chrome Store listing: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google-chro/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd.

And here is the link to register for Free for Teachers: rw.texthelp.com/drive/home/RegisterTeacher.

Karen Selwood 11/2/2016 1:55:35 PM
How is a free premium teacher version for Read & Write for Google Chrome helpful if you have to pay for your students to use the extension? That's who the program is really meant to help. I find this frustrating.

If I am missing something. please help me understand how a teacher can use this free extension with her students.

Deena Kimmel 11/3/2016 1:45:20 PM
Hi Karen,

Thanks for you comment. Read&Write for Google is free for teachers so that they can try all the features for an unlimited amount of time to make sure it's a good fit for students. We've found that 30-day demos aren't always enough time for busy teachers to effectively evaluate a program.

It also gives teachers that ability to do things like create vocabulary lists to share with students, make voice comments, and use premium tools when presenting to the class.

Students get to keep text to speech free forever, which is the most used tool we offer.

Hope this helps clarify.

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