A new approach to voice technology in the classroom

Open a world of possibilities with a learning tool that enhances literacy experiences and the humanities across subjects. Novel Effect’s unique approach to voice applications provides multimodal engagement to all types of learners—without distraction.
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Digital learning with purpose

Integrate interactive storytelling—from read aloud favorites to student creations— to keep students more involved with learning topics and each other. Make difficult or static subjects more dynamic for whole classroom participation by blending a digital layer with the real world.

English Language Arts

The Arts

Social Emotional Learning

Domestic Arts



When used purposefully and thoughtfully, technology can meet the needs of teachers and diverse learners in new and motivating ways. At Novel Effect we believe in the power of education and technology’s place in it to foster human connections and, as a result, create better tools for learning.


Melody Zagami Furze, M.ed
Chief of Education

Learning activities to pair with Novel Effect

Free resources to bridge content areas and purposefully integrate technology into English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Cultural Studies, History, and more.

A Marvelous Mexican Word Jumble

Decode the words on the prayer flags that highlight instruments you hear while reading the book aloud.

Open Activity

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Orchestra Exploration

Introduce students to the arts and numeracy in this journey into an orchestra. Hear the music come to life via our instructional soundscape and teach students instrument families and sounds.

Open Activity

Giraffes Can’t Dance Music Activity

Recall events in the story and build on their knowledge of musical categories and genres.

Open Activity

The Kissing Hand

Students will create personal connections to story themes and characters.

Open Activity

This app is amazing! My students and I think that Novel Effect must be done with magic! Keep adding more books as I don’t think I can do a read aloud without Novel Effect!

App Store Review

Novel Effect you’re magical. You’ve taken our school by storm. And now the library lady is actually hiding books in her desk so she can read them to kids first. I know because I’m the library lady.

Bev Shiotelis
Twitter Comment

This app has taken read alouds for my students to the next level! The engagement is off the charts and brings the enjoyment of reading to new heights. Can’t wait to see more books added to share with my kiddos!

App Store Review

The sound effects as you read along make reading a fun and a sensory experience. I highly recommend parents and therapists alike download this amazing app. Novel Effect is a treasure of a find.

Karen Pryor