speaker coach

Microsoft’s Speaker Coach is a feature within Microsoft PowerPoint that provides users with real-time feedback on their oral presentations. The tool uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze the speaker’s tone of voice, pacing, and language, and provides suggestions for improvement to help the speaker deliver a more effective and engaging presentation.

Speaker Coach can detect when a speaker is talking too quickly, using filler words such as “um” and “ah,” or using monotone speech. It can also provide feedback on the speaker’s use of inclusive language and the overall reading level of the presentation.

The Speaker Coach feature is available in the …

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Microsoft has made significant progress in the field of education and literacy with its immersive reader tool. This powerful tool helps students of all ages and skill levels to improve their reading, whether they have learning disabilities or simply need extra assistance with reading comprehension. Immersive reader has been integrated into many Microsoft products, including Word, OneNote, Outlook, Teams, Flipgrid, and Edge.

Since its initial launch, Microsoft has continued to improve and expand the immersive reader tool. In 2021, the company introduced a new feature in Teams Assignments called Reading Progress, which is designed to help teachers track their students’ reading …

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search coach

Learning to search the Internet effectively and evaluate search results is critical for today’s students. As you know, Internet research skills are part of our FUSD student technology standards. Teachers have done a great job coaching students on using search engines to conduct research, but now Microsoft is helping out by providing a new Internet search assistant in Class Teams.

That’s right, the new tool is called Search Coach, and is now available to everyone in the FUSD Microsoft 365 organization. Teachers can easily add the Search Coach tool into their Class Team with just a couple of clicks. Search …

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2023 is kicking off with a serious bang! We now have a bunch of new features added to Microsoft Forms, the go-to app for surveys and quizzes. These new features include updated sharing options, improved themes, background music, improved templates, meeting integration, and my favorite – images in multiple choice questions!

Microsoft Forms continues to be a solid productivity app for surveying your audience and assessing students. We especially love the data reports and insights that make forms so helpful. Want to know how to use these new Microsoft Forms features for Q1 2023? I thought you would ask. Below, you …

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More great updates to Microsoft Class Teams – Yeah! These new updates include a new Insights layout, Reading Progress phonics assignments, and a ton of updates to the Reflect app, including check-in ideas, simplified emotions, read aloud, breathing exercises, and more.

Want to learn more and see how they work? You’re in luck. Microsoft’s own Mike Tholfsen has made a great video for us to learn from. Check it out below…

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