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Are you a fan of Reading Coach, the Reflect app, Loop tools, Forms, or generative AI? Well, you are going to want to watch the February edition of What’s New in Microsoft EDU. In this episode, Microsoft EDU experts share some exciting new features, some of which are available now, while others are to be released very soon.

We are very excited about the improvement to the stand-alone Reading Coach program, which now allows students to generate their own stories and track their reading progress over time. Additionally, we loved hearing about the Reflect app and how it now includes …

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Teachers in Fresno Unified have been able to use Microsoft Reflect for SEL check-ins within their Class Teams for a while now. This quick and easy-to-use tool provides a great way for students to reflect on their academic progress and their personal well-being.

But what about the rest of us? Well, guess what – Reflect is now available as a web application, expanding its accessibility beyond Microsoft Teams and OneNote. That’s right, it is now available for all staff to use with their work teams or during training sessions. You can open Reflect from any device, whether it’s a desktop, tablet …

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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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The Reflect app is a feature that is now built into Microsoft Class Teams. Reflect is a digital tool that provides opportunities to check-in with students on a personal, academic or social/emotional level. As an owner of a Class Team, teachers’ have the ability to create a Reflect activity in the Posts area of any Team Channel. Students can then respond to the activity through emojis and vocabulary words that help define their emotions. Teachers can then instantly view the responses in a summary format to get a quick glance of the class overall or drill into each student’s individual …

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