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BeeLine Reader
by BeeLine Reader
GRADES / Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education
PRICING PLANS / Free
PLATFORMS / Web Browser, iPhone App, iPad App, Other, iPad

Facilitates on-screen reading using color gradients

Overview

BeeLine Reader is a digital reading technology that uses color to accelerate reading speed and literacy acquisition (by up to 50% and 75%, respectively, the company claims). While co-founders Nick Lum and Andrew Cantino developed the product to help people who spend lots of time reading on electronic screens, they also discovered it could help people with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. BeeLine offers a 30 day trial period for individual users; educational users may qualify for free use.

IMPLEMENTATION

BeeLine Reader uses a color gradient to guide a reader’s eye across text more efficiently. Users install the BeeLine reader plugin on their device browser, and the tool automatically converts text to include the gradient. Users can also take advantage of the product's compatibility with Amazon and Overdrive to use BeeLine for all books on those two platforms, across all devices.

BeeLine’s goal is to improve readers’ reading pace and understanding of the text.

PRICING

BeeLine charges individual users $10 per year for unlimited, ad-free use of its browser plugin. The PDF plugin costs $12/year, while the iPad app can be purchased for $5. The company offers volume discounts for educators for both the browser and PDF plugins.

WHO’S USING IT?

As of December 2015, BeeLine says that its plugin is used 16 million times a month by users in 120 countries. The company recently signed a multi-year contract to integrate its tools into the public computers in the California Public Library System. 


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Teacher support Cordinator Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, Project Based School, BYOD Devices, Blended Learning

I'm not knowledgeable enough about the product to really be able to look at with three areas of weaknesses are I'm sure that product continues to develop that users will be able to provide more examples of implementation for application and possibly many more success stories

I'm not sure if...

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EDUCATOR REVIEWS

Teacher support Cordinator Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, Project Based School, BYOD Devices, Blended Learning

I'm not knowledgeable enough about the product to really be able to look at with three areas of weaknesses are I'm sure that product continues to develop that users will be able to provide more examples of implementation for application and possibly many more success stories

I'm not sure if...

Kim Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Tech TOA. School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School

It's going to be so fast to set up, but I suppose if I chose it as a default for all my online copy/paste choices it would be great. I wish it was availab...

PRICING PLANS

Free

Educational Pricing - Most of our tools (all but iOS app) are currently available for free. These tools contain no advertising, and we do not track or sell user data. Once we begin charging for our tools (Summer 2015), schools will still be eligible to qualify for free access BeeLine software, thanks to our buy-one-give-one business model. Schools can apply for free or reduced-cost software by emailing education@BeeLineReader.com
Can be purchased by Teacher, School Leader, District Administrator, Student, or Parent. - We sell in-app upgrades and/or content (one-time)

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

This product is accessible via a web browser.
This product is available as a native application on the following devices:
Other
Download available at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/beeline-reader/ifjafammaookpiajfbedmacfldaiamgg?hl=en
iPad App
Download available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beeline-reader-edu/id1096892831?mt=8
iPhone App
Download available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beeline-reader-edu/id1096892831?mt=8

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Standards

Common Core Aligned Common Core Aligned
State-Standards Aligned State-Standards Aligned

Audience

For Parents For Parents
For Students For Students
For Teachers For Teachers
Home School Home School
Special Education Special Education

Subject Matter

Language Arts Language Arts
Reading Reading
Vocabulary Vocabulary