Microsoft has presented a set of new educational tools that will be included in the 365 Education subscription, with which teachers will be able to analyze the progress of their students in areas such as reading, public speaking or information search.
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The new category of tools are collected under the name of 'Learning accelerators', and they are compatible with the most popular Microsoft services, such as Teams, OneNote, PowerPoint, among others.
These tools are designed to help students acquire basic reading skillswith the new 'Reading Progress' and 'Reading Advisor'who seek to become fluent and improve expression and comprehension, in more than 116 languages.
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At the end of the year, the reading options will be expanded with comprehension questions on reading progress and arrival at 'immersive reader' of the reading advisor, as reported by the company in its Education blog.
Also They will help in the development of social skills and the management of their own emotions, and for a professional career, he has learned to speak in public with a 'Speech Consultant', which can be found in English in a preview format.
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And as a novelty, information search skills will be deepened, to learn to distinguish facts from opinions and to develop critical thinking, with a 'Search Advisor'already available in Teams, and a 'Progress in search' that will arrive at the end of the year, both with support in more than 50 languages.
The new learning accelerators will also pay attention to progress in math, with a preview that will be available in Microsoft Teams in the 2023-2024 school year.
all these tools provide teachers with data on student progress so that they can understand the progress they make in the different subjects.