The 2020-2021 school year will start on Wednesday, August 19th with both in person and at home learning options. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is in place this year; please make sure your students bring a charged device to use for learning to school each day.

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Immersive Reader Tool in Canvas to Support Students

Canvas offers a helpful tool, called the Immersive Reader, that provides text support like:

• Translations
• Text to Speech
• Color contrast
• Larger font sizes
• Picture dictionary
• Line focus

This tool can improve reading comprehension and increase fluency for English language learners. It can help build confidence for emerging readers learning to read at higher levels, and offers text decoding solutions for students with learning differences such as dyslexia. 

More information: https://at.fscj.edu/blog/microsoft-immersive-reader


Where Do I sign up? There is no need to sign up! It’s located in the top right corner of your student’s Canvas page (see the red arrow in the picture). 
 
 
 
 
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