Teacher Review for Bookshare

Excellent resource for students needing audio books

Michelle B.
Special education instructor
Hillel Day School
Farmington Hills, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Student-driven work
Great with Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My students use this to support their reading by listening along while following in their books (or with the on-screen text). Almost every novel or textbook is on BookShare. It is a free service, but students must qualify. Additionally, the app costs money.
My Take
This product is not easy to install and begin using. It is not intuitive, and many parents need support from the school to get started. While it is an excellent tool for students with reading disabilities, most of my students would prefer to here an actor's voice as opposed to a computer.