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Microsoft Learning Tools

Microsoft Learning Tools

The Microsoft Learning Tools are a great set of tools that focus on improving reading and writing. Currently these tools are available in the desktop version of OneNote and the online versions of OneNote, Outlook, and Word. Overtime, the plan is that this set of tools will be added to the desktop version of Word.

The Learning Tools focus on the following features & benefits listed by Microsoft:

Feature Benefit
Enhanced dictation improves authoring text
Focus mode Sustains attention and improves reading speeds
Immersive reading improves comprehension and sustains attention
Font spacing and short lines Improve reading speed by addressing “visual crowding”
Parts of speech supports instruction and improves writing quality
Syllabification improves word recognition
Comprehension mode Improves comprehension by an average of 10%

 

The following video demonstrates the Learning Tools from within Word Online:

USD 475 Staff, if you want to learn more and/or need help getting started, reach out to your building instructional technologist!

 

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