Recommended App: Umano

UmanoRecently, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) came out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning for 2014.  The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

One of the featured apps is Umano.  This app presents the news verbally – news stories are read out loud (multiple languages are available), but users can look at the full text of the article as well.  Users can also change the narration speed!  AASL says, “there are also social media tools built in, allowing readers to share stories they have listened to, comment, and read reviews and opinions.”

Umano is recommended for grades 6-12 and is available for free on iOS and Android.  Check out the promotional video: