Getting started with Read&Write

The Texthelp Academy contains everything you need to become an expert in using Read&Write.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to best use the learning resources in Read&Write Academy so that you and your colleagues can get to know Read&Write. Read the whole guide, or just dip into the sections that are relevant to you.

But first, get up and running with Read&Write

If you need some extra help to install Read&Write, we've got you covered.

Here’s where you can find all the information you need to see Read&Write up and running:

If you’ve got any more questions, don't hesitate to reach out to your dedicated customer success team.

Now, let's explore how to use the Texthelp Academy to introduce your staff and students to Read&Write.

Introduce staff to Read&Write

Now that you know how to install Read&Write, it’s time to start introducing it across your school. Let’s start with staff.

Academy is a comprehensive resource for learning about all Read&Write and how to use it in your classroom. Here's what we recommend sharing from it to introduce staff to Read&Write:

  • Intro to Read&Write features a short introductory video and interactive feature tours, making it the perfect place to start learning about how Read&Write can work in the classroom. 
  • Watch specific Feature Tour videos in Academy for a closer look at how each feature works.  
  • How To Articles includes bite-sized articles and FAQs that show staff how to get the most out of Read&Write.

Best Practices

  1. Identify educators to become Read&Write experts - select educators from different areas of the school, district, or campus to encourage widespread adoption
  2. Find early classroom adopters of Read&Write to determine best practices/use-cases to share with colleagues
  3. Use internal message boards, or the school intranet to encourage educators to share their findings, ask questions, etc.

Rolling out Read&Write across the school 

There are millions of Read&Write users around the globe. Below, we provide you with suggestions on how to roll out Read&Write to both educators and students.

For educators

  • Have your Read&Write champions and early adopters train colleagues. The Train-the-Trainer materials have everything you need to help appoint these champions, and then equip them with the materials needed to train everyone in your school. 
  • For more in-depth training, the Training Guide is a user manual with step-by-step instructions and practice exercises for all the tools in Read&Write.
  • The Learning Resources contain useful resources and guides to help staff continue to deepen their knowledge of Read&Write
  • Webinars are a great way to help staff learn more about Read&Write
  • Create your own internal promotional pieces using our Promote Usage materials for guidance
  • Set up Lunch & Learn days to review specific features of the tool
  • Include training for new hires

For students

  • Encourage teachers to spend a few minutes in class introducing new features.
  • Show students this introductory video that is specifically designed to give students an overview of Read&Write. This will help them start to become familiarized with their new learning tool.
  • Identify students to become Read&Write champions and set up peer mentoring
  • Include training during orientations
  • Use the school intranet/LMS to share resources and success stories for students and parents

Read&Write Training Guide

New software can be a bit daunting. But don’t worry, we have training resources that can help at each stage.

The Read&Write Training Guide is your user manual packed full of exercises, instructions, guides and examples to help you and your colleagues become experts in Read&Write. 

Across Academy, we also recommend using the Train-the-Trainer materials to help you appoint trainers or champions. These colleagues will be equipped with everything they need to help train everyone in using Read&Write. 

Texthelp Certification Program

The Texthelp Certification Program is a great way to demonstrate advanced knowledge of Read&Write. The Program is divided into two levels:

Level 1 is for anyone who knows the basic functions of Read&Write’s tools and would like to display their expertise as a Certified User. It’s particularly useful for anyone that’s asked to demonstrate usage of Read&Write to students, educators, or colleagues. 

Level 2 is for anyone who would like to validate their expertise and learn how to apply Read&Write for real-world needs. 

What do others have to say about Read&Write?

If you want to know more about how Read&Write has helped other schools and their students, check out our case studies and testimonials.

Customer stories

Our tools help schools all over the world. Hear some of their stories, and discover what Read&Write has done for them by choosing ‘Read&Write for Education’ under Categories.

Customer videos

Want to see Read&Write in action and in our classrooms? Hear directly from students and teachers on how Read&Write has changed how they work, understand and learn.

Impact studies

These research studies outline the benefits that schools have enjoyed since starting to use our products. Just choose ‘Read&Write for Education’ under Categories to discover education-specific stories. 

Check out the support site for help specific to your platform 

Our Read&Write Support Site is full of information that will help you and your colleagues get the most out of Read&Write.

The Support Site is broken out by platform so you can get specific articles for Read&Write for Google Chrome, Windows, Mac, iPad or Android.

If you can’t find the Support article you’re looking for, you can always contact our Tech Support team at with additional questions.

If you want to learn more about a certain product, each one has its own dedicated learning platform in the Academy. We recommend starting with the Intro section for each product, where you’ll find a short introductory video.