Updated for latest iOS
Ratings and Reviews
Challenging for young kids but good for older readers
To use this app you must take an image of the page you are reading. My kids found this difficult and they were almost never clear. You have to type the word from the box you select no matter what so I am not quite sure the point of the photograph. It doesn't know he word on the page you have to tell it.
I do like how it slowly sounds he words out and breaks them down. Different colors are used to help show he different parts of the word. The words are saved and the list can be emailed so adults can track a students progress.
I think this app is intended for older children who are good readers and just don't know maybe one or two words per page. I was hoping it would work for my budding reader but it requires to much I put from him with knowing very few words. Will save for later though
Helpful for struggling readers
I tried out this app and can see its use to help readers when they come to a word they don't know. I like how it can color chunk out parts of words for older readers. I found typing in the word was the best way to use this. When I took a picture and put a box around it, I still had to type the word in, so that was disappointing. I can also see using this as part of a phonics lesson in small groups of beginning readers.
Needs more work
We downloaded the app and the colors are very vibrant and welcoming. When we tried using the "teach me" button initially it was not clear that we had to use our word card, once we figured we need to use a word card to get a word to type in we were not able to see the word card because it was off to the left side of the screen and we were on able to move it to the center to read the words.
It was great to type in the one word we could see (all) and hear the iPad voice sound out the letters and then teach us how to say that word
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.