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App of the week: News-2-You


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

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