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This is where you’ll find updates about new features and ideas for using Subtext. Don’t forget to also check out our Subtext Buzz section, for blog posts created for teachers, by teachers. And as always, we hope you’ll tell us what you think.

Subtext & Google for eBook Rentals

Posted October 10, 2014 under Subtext News

BooksWe’re excited to partner with Google Play for Education to provide affordable eBook access to Subtext schools! Google Play for Education makes it easy to rent and provision instructional sets of paid eBooks to read in Subtext, without requiring the extensive setup and maintenance of a digital library.

After October 31st, we will no longer be accepting volume purchases orders for book. Instead, we encourage you to enroll in Google Play for Education (our retail partner)  for access to thousands of K12 eBook rentals.

 More about Google Play for Education

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Subtext 4.0

My Library

You can now download Subtext 4.0 from the App Store! We’re starting off the Fall with a few new additions, all based on popular teacher requests:

  • Improved feedback to students: Sort replies in any comment thread by alphabetical order of students’ names. Reply to students individually for more direct & relevant feedback.
  • Leveled books & articles: Find an ATOS reading level for any article you bring in from the Web.
  • Organize your content: Find your content more easily by filtering ‘My Library’ by group or tag. Put texts into units or…

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Planning for Premium

Posted September 18, 2014 under Subtext News

In Summer 2012, we launched our first app into the App Store, beginning our mission to empower teachers and help students become more engaged readers. With insights and feedback from thousands of talented educators – many of whom have been using the app since the very beginning – Subtext has evolved from a simple reading tool into the first e-reading program designed specifically for 21st century instruction. A year ago, we joined the team at Renaissance Learning because they share a similar mission – to accelerate learning for all.

Since we joined Renaissance, we’ve been continuing to improve Subtext…

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New School Year, New Licenses

Posted August 8, 2014 under Subtext News

Manage Licenses

If you bought or received Subtext premium licenses via the grandfathering program last school year, you may have received an email informing you that your licenses are expiring. However, new licenses for the 2014-2015 school year are now available on the app store!

Please visit our support site for a step-by-step instructional to help you get started purchasing and managing your new licenses. If you have any questions or run into any trouble, please send us an email at support@renaissance.com.

Thank you for using Subtext last…

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Subtext 3.5 is here!

Posted May 7, 2014 under New Features, Smilestones, Subtext News

The latest update of the Subtext app is now available on the app store! You’ll notice a lot of changes to the app in Subtext 3.5, most noticeably the “My Library” view and the “About Book” blade:

The new library view makes it easier to browse all of the content already in your library. To give your books and articles more space, we’ve removed the “Read”, “Assign”, and “Discuss” icons beneath the covers as well as the “Track Progress” and “Assignments” dashboards.


If you tap on any cover, you’ll access…

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