Remote Learning

Microsoft Adds Reading Progress App to Teams

Microsoft has released a free reading fluency app for its remote remote meeting and collaboration tool, Teams.

The app, Reading Progress, is designed to enable "students to independently read aloud, record themselves, and grow their reading skills while allowing educators to better support students’ progression. Students share the audio or video recordings of themselves with their teachers, who can then track the progress, provide feedback, and discover trends and opportunities for student growth."

Reading Progress provides differentiated instruction capabilities, AI-assisted assignment review (with automatic detection of student errors) and dashboards with information about student progress and trends.

Reading Progress is available at no charge. Further details can be found on Microsoft's education portal.

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