New Learning Tools Help Educators Create More Inclusive Classrooms

Earlier this month we took a look at Learning Tools for OneNote through a teacher-led webinar, delivered by #MIEExpert Anna Kellner, as she shared some of her experiences using the tools in her classroom. If you missed that particular session the content is still available on demand, and can be accessed via the original registration page.

Continuing the theme of inclusion and accessibility, a recent post on the Microsoft in Education blog takes a closer look at the Learning Tools available not only in OneNote, but across Office 365 in general.

New Learning Tools Help Educators Create More Inclusive Classrooms

A one-size-fits-all approach to education can be especially stifling for students with unique learning needs. To put it into perspective, Dyslexia is estimated to impact 1 in 5 people, 72 percent of classrooms have special education students, and 73 percent of classrooms have readers that span 4 or more grade levels.* Understanding this classroom reality is what led our teams at Microsoft to design Office 365, and its inclusive classroom technology like Learning Tools for OneNote, with accessible learning experiences in mind.

With accessibility in mind, and based on direct feedback from educators and students, the team continues to expand the capabilities and availability of the tools that help students of all abilities be successful. Many features previously exclusive to OneNote desktop are now coming to OneNote Online, Word desktop and Online, Office Lens, and beyond, to make sure more students have access to these tools.

The accessibility features in many of the tools in Office 365 free for teachers and students – that educators use regularly with their students create even more inclusive experiences, enabling all learners to have that “aha” moment that motivates their ongoing success...

Read the full article on the Microsoft in Education blog: New Learning Tools Help Educators Create More Inclusive Classrooms


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