Today’s classrooms include students with a wide range of abilities. Educators are expected to adapt content to meet the needs of each of their students, including students with learning differences. While technology can be an enabler to learning, for some, technology is a challenge. Many educators lose valuable instructional time discovering, justifying, deploying and maintaining assistive technology for students with learning differences. To help address these challenges, Microsoft is introducing Learning Tools for OneNote. A Microsoft hackathon winner, Learning Tools for OneNote is a toolbar add-in for OneNote 2013 and 2016, which improves reading and writing experiences for all students—including for students with learning differences like dyslexia.
Download the Learning Tools for OneNote public preview version today at onenote.com/learningtools.
Microsoft designed reading and writing solutions that leverage what works for people with learning differences and for other users based upon research. Microsoft is delivering a mainstream tool that benefits all students; it is a great example of inclusive design because it builds on solutions for people with learning differences but it works for everyone and is non-stigmatizing. This matters for students and educators for a few key reasons:
- Our ability to read impacts our ability to learn and our lifelong earning potential.
- OneNote is growing, and educators are advocating for OneNote because it helps students get organized and gain their independence.
- Most importantly, Microsoft can improve learning outcomes through enhanced reading and writing tools.
Source and read the full story: https://blogs.office.com/2016/01/19/learning-tools-for-onenote-improves-learning-for-all/