Turn any book or document into a digital classroom.

Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills. Watch video »

Flexible and Easy

You don’t need to change the way you teach. Just use Subtext’s built-in tools to apply your favorite strategies and techniques.

Anywhere, Anytime Learning

Your students will benefit from your guidance whenever and wherever they’re reading, so you’ll never miss a teaching opportunity.

Engaging for Students

Students love the peer-to-peer interaction in Subtext—it makes reading and learning together fun and rewarding.

From Our BlogSee all »

Subtext & Google for eBook Rentals

We’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 More »

Subtext 4.0

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...

Read More »

Planning for Premium

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...

Read More »

Subtext unlocks the best elements of digital learning: collaboration, scaffolding and communication. It lets me combine the most beneficial parts of in-class instruction (discussion questions, background info, literary terms) with the most beneficial parts of flipped-classroom instruction (student-set pacing and independent discovery), so students come to class ready for higher-level thinking, discussion and writing.

Sarah Nolan
11th & 12th Grade English Teacher
Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, IN

Subtext is the only ereader I've seen that suits teacher and student needs perfectly. Our elementary school teachers love peppering polls and questions throughout the book and appreciate the feedback they get from their students as they read, when their comprehension is fresh.

Deborah Levy
K12 Tech Integration Specialist
Chadwick School, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

What we love about Subtext is that it provides us with a way for students to interact with the text and collaborate with each other, while we are able to guide discussions, embed strategy instruction and move them to higher level thinking.

Sara Speicher & Julie Walthour
Literary Specialists & English Teachers
Hopkins West Jr. High, Minnetonka, MN

My students are thoroughly engaged with Subtext—it offers them an unprecedented sense of ownership. Monitoring their reading is also much more efficient than traditional pedagogical methods, and the audio component means no reluctant reader gets left behind. With Subtext, literature in the classroom remains academic, while leaning into the idea of a global book club.

Tom Diggs
6th & 7th Grade English Teacher
St. Matthew's Parish School, Pacific Palisades, CA

Teaching in a 1:1 iPad classroom allows me to use technology to redefine teaching and learning. Subtext has been a wonderful addition to the 'toolbox' I use to support, encourage and engage my students as they learn to navigate more complex texts. Encouraging 21st Century skills like critical thinking, collaboration and communication is easy with Subtext!

Kristin Thomsen
5th & 6th Grade English Teacher
Olivewood Elementary School, Forest Lake, CA