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Immersive Reader

Microsoft's Immersive Reader is a free tool, built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Office Lens, Microsoft Teams, Reading Progress, Forms, Flipgrid, Minecraft Education Edition and the Edge browser, that implements proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability.

Building a foundation for future success

Inclusive education tools give more students personalized access to their curriculum, optimize teacher time, and improve learning outcomes.

  • Students grow their potential and gain independence.
  • Teachers are more empowered to engage every learner.
  • Schools build reputations as positive places that promote equity and inclusion.
Features and associated proven benefits of Immersive Reader.

What does it do?

Immersive Reader can help improve comprehension by...

  • Supporting fluency for English language learners or readers of other languages
  • Helping to build confidence for emerging readers as they learn to read at higher levels
  • Offering text decoding solutions for students with dyslexia and other learning needs
  • Providing individual word or whole text translation into over 100 languages (over 40 of which can be read aloud)
  • Providing scaffolding to ensure students with a variety of learning needs have access to grade-level texts

Where is it available?

Immersive Reader is available in the following products:

Availability of Immersive Reader across Microsoft products.
  • Support reading fluency practice with Reading Progress

    With Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams students build fluency through independent reading practice, educator review, and educator insights. Recordings allow educators to check student progress regularly while freeing time for active instruction.

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  • Dyslexia Awareness: Part 1

    Microsoft and Made By Dyslexia’s shared mission empowers people with dyslexia to reach their potential. This module provides educators and parents essential insight into dyslexia.

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  • Accessibility, special education, and online learning: Supporting equity in a remote learning environment

    Learn to teach with the accessibility tools in Windows 10, Office 365, and apps including Teams, Immersive Reader, Math Tools, Word, Translator, and OneNote. Dive deep into areas of student need to learn about specific opportunities and considerations for special education and online learning.

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  • OneNote Class Notebook: A teacher's all-in-one notebook for students

    OneNote Class Notebook is platform for teachers to prepare instructional material and collaborate with students. Create a Class Notebook and build instructional content to use with students.

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Office Lens supports reading inside and beyond the classroom!

Microsoft Office Lens is a great way to capture information from documents, whiteboards, homework assignments, receipts, menus, museum signs, or anything else containing text that you want to import so that it can be read using Immersive Reader. Imagine the possibilities for engaging students with texts on fieldtrips or in their communities! Images taken through Office Lens can be uploaded to Microsoft OneNote, Word, PowerPoint, or OneDrive, saved as PDF files or sent in email.

You can improve reading skills with Microsoft Learning Tools

In this 90-second demo, learn how you can support students and improve reading skills at any age with Microsoft's Immersive Reader. With features for needs ranging from attention support to eye fatigue, Immersive Reader is designed to be non-stigmatizing and easily personalized.

Resources

  • Digital Learning Tools Home

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