by goQ Software
WordQ provides word prediction and text-to-speech feedback to help users choose the right words when writing. The product is generally suitable for grades 7 and above and requires a one-time purchase.
WordQ first needs to be downloaded onto the student’s device (PC/Mac, iPad or Google Chrome browser). Students can then write in wordQ’s own text editor (on iPad or Google Chrome) or in third-party applications such as Microsoft Word, gmail and google docs (on PC/Mac). WordQ’s functions bar will either be at the top of wordQ’s own text editor or hovering above the third-party’s application.
WordQ’s functions include in-context word prediction and text-to-speech reading. When students write, predictions of intended words appear at the bottom of the screen. Students can see usage examples of each suggested word to decide which one to choose. After selecting a word, students may have the word or even a highlighted sentence / entire paragraph read aloud to him/her for proofreading.
The product is available in both English and French.
Different wordQ subproducts can be installed in different environments, but all wordQ subproducts may be used offline.
- The “wordQ Pro” can be installed on a PC/Mac
- The “iWordQPro” can be downloaded for iPads
- The “wordQ for Chrome” can be downloaded as an extension on the Google Chrome browser.
“WordQ for Chrome” is suitable for grades 7 and above, while “iWordQPro” and “wordQ Pro” are suitable for grades 9 and above.
The “wordQ Pro” can be bought as a one-time purchase for:
- $199 per desktop copy
- $139 per copy (for a batch of at least 5 copies)
- $1,995 per site (for secondary schools).
The “iWordQPro” is a one-time purchase for:
- $24.99 per iPad
- $12.49 per iPad for purchasing 20 or more
The “wordQ for Chrome” is a one-time purchase for:
- $14.99 per device.
Colleges and Universities should contact the company for custom pricing.
WHO IS USING IT
As of June 2015, over 1,000 students and teachers in over 30 schools use wordQ.
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