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Today we are excited to highlight six new partners who are integrating the Immersive Reader: Flocabulary, Haldor, Helperbird, itslearning, Kidblog and Pear Deck. These are the latest of six partners that have integrated the Immersive Reader, which is an Azure Cognitive Service. To see the growing list of Immersive Reader partners, bookmark https://aka.ms/ImmersiveReaderPartners.
Below is the latest wave of partners that will be enabling Immersive Reader in their apps or service to help make content more accessible and inclusive. We’ve been working with these partners during our public preview over the past few months, and our six partners are listed below.
Flocabulary: Flocabulary creates hip-hop videos and instructional activities that promote literacy and spark creativity. Maritza Cruz, 6th Grade Teacher, NYC, has been using Flocabulary in her classroom and says “Immersive Reader makes Flocabulary more accessible… I find that it has helped my students become better at decoding and using context clues.”
Flocabulary and Immersive Reader example
Haldor: Haldor provides schools with user-friendly educational tools, seamlessly integrated in Teams for Education. Haldor’s unique solutions are loved by educators around the world and contribute to fun-filled learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Helperbird: Helperbird is a browser extension that gives you features such as dyslexia fonts, change the font & background color, text to speech, overlays, dyslexia rulers and more to customize the web your needs and style.
itslearning: Here, at the heart of education, you’ll find a LMS that’s so intuitive from the start, it’s a joy to use. So intelligent, it defies physical classroom boundaries while actually recommending standards-aligned learning resources for each student. And so inspiring, it puts the fun back in teaching and learning.
Kidblog: Safe Student Publishing. Teachers trust Kidblog to moderate discussions, build digital portfolios, and share student writing with a real audience
Pear Deck: Pear Deck was founded by educators on a mission to help teachers engage every student, every day. With solutions rooted in active learning and formative assessment, we make it easy for you to connect with learners of every age and ability. When that happens, more students participate and learn, classroom community improves, and you’ll know you’re making a difference.
Get Started Today
To begin exploring how to integration the Immersive Reader into your app or service, here are some helpful getting start links:
- Immersive Reader as a Cognitive Service details: https://aka.ms/ImmersiveReaderCS
- Software Development Kit (SDK): https://github.com/Microsoft/immersive-reader-sdk
- Documentation: https://aka.ms/ImmersiveReaderSDKDocs
- Getting Started videos: https://aka.ms/ImmersiveReaderSDKVideos
We look forward to hearing your feedback, and partners enabling the Immersive Reader to help even more people with reading.
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