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The Story Behind Reading Progress: A Transformative EdTech Tool – Bonus Episode with Microsoft Education

June 27, 2021

In this episode, Microsoft Education product manager Mike Tholfsen joins to share the story behind Reading Progress, a new Microsoft Teams app that is free for teachers. You’ll hear what Reading Progress can do to transform literacy instruction and assessment.

Reading Fluency App

I’m excited to have Mike Tholfsen on the show for a special bonus episode. He provides fantastic insight and a behind-the-scenes look at the Reading Progress tool.

If you read my blog post featuring this tool, I shared how I was holding back tears when I first saw this. And I’m honestly not sure I’ve ever felt this way about an EdTech product. As a classroom teacher, I always wanted to hear my students read independently. There is now a reading fluency app to help tackle these challenges and support growing readers.

In this episode, Microsoft Education product manager Mike Tholfsen joins to share the story behind Reading Progress, a new Microsoft Teams app that is free for teachers. You’ll hear what Reading Progress can do to transform literacy instruction and assessment.

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Tips for Independent Reading

  • First, reflect on your current routines for supporting readers.
  • Next, check out Reading Progress and all of its features.
  • Then, create an experience for students to try out this tool.
  • Finally, review the data you collect from student readers.

Sponsored by Microsoft Education

This episode is sponsored by Microsoft Education and I’m so excited to partner with them this summer. Have you seen the new Reading Progress tool in Microsoft Teams? It’s totally free and will transform the way you think about reading fluency. I was completely blown away when I saw Reading Progress in action and I know you will be too. Just go to https://aka.ms/ReadingProgressPP to find out more about the free Reading Progress tool in Microsoft Teams. You can also send me a DM on Instagram and I’ll make sure to get you the link.

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site ClassTechTips.com for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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