What is and what can you do with Microsoft’s Immersive Reader?
The Microsoft Immersive Reader is a free tool built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Office Lens, Microsoft Teams, Forms, Flipgrid, Minecraft Education Edition and the Edge browser, which implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people no matter their age. Immersive Reader creates a learning environment that is accessible to readers of all levels and ages. Immersive Reader helps students with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, using solutions for decoding text and help readers build trust through features such as Line Focus and Picture Dictionary.
Students learn at different speeds and learning styles, which can be particularly challenging in a remote learning situation. To enable parents to support students of all reading levels or those who have difficulty reading or writing due to dyslexia or dysgraphia, Microsoft has built learning tools such as Immersive Reader into our educational experiences, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Edge, Teams, OneNote, Flipgrid and Minecraft: Education Edition. Today, Immersive Reader employs more than 23 million people with dyslexia and learning disabilities every month. Recently, Microsoft announced that Immersive Reader has been integrated into our Microsoft Edge browser, allowing students to choose how to read online and help caregivers remove distractions.
Laying a foundation for future success
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✅ Students grow their potential and profit independence
✅ Teachers are more empowered to participate each student
✅ Schools build reputation as positive places that promote equality and inclusion
What does it do!?️
Immersive Reader can help improve reading by
✨ Fluent learning for English language learners or readers of other languages
✨ Helps build trust for emerging readers who learn to read at higher levels
✨ Offering text decoding solutions for students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia
✨ Translate words or the entire text into more than 60 languages (more than 40 of which can be read aloud)
> Focus mode
: Letter distance and short lines
Read math aloud
– Real-time translation
) Improves writing of text
The focus is on keeping the focus and improving reading speed
The Improving understanding and attention
The rate of reading improves by addressing “visual crowds”
) Supports instruction and improves writing quality
Improving word recognition
Benefits for students who see and hear comparisons aloud. Story problems with numbers mixed with words
The language helps dyslexic speakers (ELL in the United States) read
Below is a short YouCan video of 90 seconds.
This article originally appeared on Microsoft Education.