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Microsoft + Made by Dyslexia: Helping students with dyslexia thrive with technology

It is estimated that one in five students has dyslexia, yet there are likely far more who have not yet been identified in today's classrooms. These students, whose language based learning difference causes a deficiency with phonological processing when learning to read, are often mistakenly labeled as having a learning disability and, as such, make up approximately 70 to 85... Read more

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Using OneNote Learning Tools is a school life-changing experience

We would like to share our experience using OneNote Learning Tools at St George´s College North, a bilingual school in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. After attending Microsoft E2 Educational Exchange 2015 in Seattle and learning the possibilities OneNote Learning Tools had to offer, I had to encourage my learning community to explore the potential for using... Read more

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How OneNote and Immersive Reader promote independence and accessibility for students with autism

It all started last October. I was well into my first year of teaching second, third and fourth grade in a self-contained classroom for students with autism. My focus was to equip students with the social, academic and emotional skills needed to be members of their community. I was implementing eight behavior plans, three reading interventions, two math interventions, and was... Read more

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Watch WE Day Aug. 17 at 8/7c on ABC

Get ready to be inspired and to inspire your students to do good. Invite your friends and families to join me and millions of Americans on August 17 to watch WE Day on ABC, a celebration of the transformative power of young people. Microsoft is proud to support WE’s mission to empower youth to create a positive impact at home and around the world through... Read more

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OneNote and Learning Tools helped us out of a setback and into a transformed classroom

For most teachers, the death of their primary work device can be catastrophic. For me, it was a surprising step one toward a transformed classroom. My previous device crashed and burned in the middle of 2nd advisory. Sure, we can back up with storage drives and access cloud capabilities, but there is nothing like the trusted comfort of your primary work computer. When mine... Read more

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Ensuring inclusive learning for all your students

Today, Microsoft joins in marking the seventh Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day dedicated to raising awareness around accessibility in the digital world. I feel it is critical that we all take a moment to look beyond our personal experiences and consider what more we can do to make all students feel confident and in control of their learning. We must recognize... Read more