News-2-You

App Review
Additional Description

News 2 you is a weekly newspaper for beginner readers. Each newsletter is presented with text and symbols to support the reader. New editions can be downloaded from the internet or once downloaded read offline.

Format iPhone, iPad
Age Range late primary, high school, adult
Motivators noise/auditory, visual
Curriculum/Goal Areas literacy, personal social
Evidence-based Intervention Individual Supports, Highly Structured Supports
Targeted Skills News 2 you is designed to support the development of literacy, language and social skills through access to interactive newsletters on relevant news topics.
Great For
  • The app allows users to access up to date news in an easy to read format. The reading level can be adjusted from simplified, regular, higher to advanced.
  • Text can be read aloud via the app and words highlighted as read.
  • Text can be supported with symbols to support comprehension.
  • Reading speed can be adjusted for the student
  • Australian voice download is available
  • Worksheets, quizzes and games can be completed in the app that matches to the reading topic to support reading comprehension.
Please Consider
  • The app is free, but new editions of newsletters on different topics must be purchased before they are available to use.
  • The app does not provide specific support for writing to complete worksheets and games, therefore additional support may be required from a support person or with another app for writing.
  • Information in the newsletters cannot be personalised and as the app is originally from the USA, therefore some content may not be relevant for Australian audiences.

 

Generalise Skills and Knowledge
  • Use the newsletter topics as classroom or group discussion topics to practise using the language learnt in the newsletter and extend the student’s skills.
  • Introduce the newsletter topic to someone new by discussing the main points or completing the activities interactively with another person.
  • Share the newsletter information with other relevant people in the student’s environment e.g., teachers, families, support staff so that they can continue to discuss and explore the topics together.





Developer: AssistiveWare

Price: free





News-2-You

Customer ratings: ( ratings)
Category: Education, News
Languages: English
Rated: 4+

Updated: 05.06.2013
Version: 2.1
Size: 260 MB
Requirements: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74

News-2-You is the weekly newspaper for beginning readers and special needs students. Every week, students can connect with the world through concise symbol-supported news articles, puzzles, games and recipes. The news stories provide stimulating information...


Screenshots News-2-You for iPad


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