Today we are excited to announce that Microsoft’s Immersive Reader has been integrated into Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 services! Immersive Reader’s integration with Discovery Education’s dynamic services further accelerate the development of critical reading and comprehension skills while making learning more accessible for all students.
“School technology leaders are pressed to wring every last ounce of value out of their edtech purchases,” said Pete Weir, Discovery Education’s Chief Product Officer. “That’s why we are so glad to work with Microsoft on this important integration. The addition of Immersive Reader makes all Discovery Education’s digital services and resources even more useful to the schools we serve.”
Since we launched the Immersive Reader as a Cognitive Service, we’ve seen a great deal of excitement from educators and schools eager to combine the power of Immersive Reader with Discovery’s intuitive instructional tool. Immersive Reader is included in both the Studio tool and Glossary.
In addition to Studio, here is an example of the Immersive Reader integrated with the Discovery Education glossary.
Teachers and students using Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform can now find within Studio the icon for Immersive Reader—Microsoft’s free tool using proven techniques to improve reading for people regardless of their age or ability. This inclusive education tool gives more students personalized access to their curriculum, optimizes teacher time, and improves learning outcomes. Through features such as read aloud, line focus, translation and grammar markings, as well as the ability to adjust the size, style, and color of the font, learning becomes even more accessible to all students. Users of STEM Connect and Science Techbook can find Immersive Reader in the Studio slideshows feature, and users of the Math and Social Studies Techbooks can find Immersive Reader in those services’ interactive glossary.
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.
Product Manager, Microsoft Education