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App of the week: News-2-You

By Meris Stansbury
October 18th, 2013

news2youName: News-2-You

What is it? News-2-You is the Special Education’s Newspaper for beginning readers and special needs students. Every US school week, students can connect with the world through concise symbol-supported news articles, puzzles, games and recipes. The news stories provide stimulating information on reader-friendly topics. News-2-You is the only app available in the United States offering a national symbol-based newspaper.

Best for: Special education

Price: Free. The app includes one free sample edition. Weekly editions can be purchased inside the app for $1.99 each. An annual subscription is available as an in-app purchase for $49.99.

Rated: 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

Features:

  • Can read the news using natural sounding Text to Speech voices, providing word and sentence highlighting.
  • Can be used with multiple students. Each student can get their own settings. Reading progress and answers to the exercises are tracked per student. Students can be locked into a specific edition or chapter or freely navigate all the downloaded editions.
  • Weekly editions are published during the US school year in the period September to May. Please note that there are no regular weekly edition during June, July and August.
  • Runs without requiring a WiFi or 3G connectivity. An active Internet connection is only needed to download new editions.

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/news-2-you/id602677864?mt=8

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.