Microsoft Learning Accelerators – 5 tools for students
Personalized learning is becoming increasingly vital in today’s schools as educators face students’ diverse daily needs.
Creating an individual approach for every learner might sound daunting, but fear not! Technology comes to the rescue by helping teachers build new opportunities, providing thoughtful feedback and identifying best classroom strategies.
With that in mind, meet the new Microsoft Learning Accelerators: a suite of solutions designed specifically for delivering personalized learning that goes perfectly hand-in-hand with Acer TravelMate notebooks.
Microsoft Learning Accelerators – a whole new category of tools
These brand-new Microsoft Learning Accelerators aim to help schools tap into the fullest potential of all students while supporting teaching in a secure and inclusive environment.
There are two types of Learning Accelerators:
- Coach tools provide real-time coaching and support for individual and self-directed learning.
- Progress tools offer teacher-first solutions to help personalise assignments, manage feedback, and track students’ progress through actionable insights.
What’s more, all these tools are ready to use. In fact, they are built-in into Microsoft 365 Education and seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Teams for Education.
As all our latest notebooks run on Windows 11, there is no better way to put Learning Accelerators into action than by pairing them with Acer TravelMate devices.
Microsoft Learning Accelerators – 5 tools you need to try
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most interesting Learning Accelerators you’ll find ideal for your classroom.
1 – Reading Coach (and Reading Progress)
Reading Coach helps learn to read through live guidance. It provides assistance with pronunciation, syllabification, reading speed, and vocabulary recall and offers customised support for students with learning differences and difficulties.
Thanks to its convertible design and compact 11.6” Full HD touch display, Acer TravelMate B3 Spin 11 is ideal for practising reading in multiple scenarios: at home, school or on the go.
Additionally, Reading Progress streamlines the reading assignment creation, review, and analysis process—freeing up more teaching time for active instruction.
2 – Reflect
Microsoft Reflect helps students identify and express their emotions in a fun and safe manner. Thanks to the Feelings Monster, they will find the right words to describe their feelings, and teachers can provide active support when needed.
With its rugged design, fully serviceable keyboard and Screen Distance/Break Reminder software, the Acer TravelMate B3 11 is the perfect fit for this Learning Accelerator!
3 – Speaker Coach
Presentation and public speaking skills are essential for today’s students – both in the classroom and looking ahead to their future careers. Through real-time coaching, Speaker Coach helps evaluate key points of the public speaking performance of mid-school and high school students and provides personalised feedback without the stress of a real audience.
Accordingly, the Acer TravelMate B5 14 is the ultimate companion to practice these future-ready skills and excellent support for creating the presentations of young public speakers, with 14” optional FHD display and HD webcam,
4 – Search Coach
Information literacy — a fundamental component of digital literacy — is crucial in the internet era. Search Coach is an easy-to-use tab app that forms effective searches and identifies reliable sources during students’ web navigation.
What’s best, Search Coach demonstrates to learners how to form effective search queries by showing patterns and guiding them away from unreliable information from the beginning.
Therefore, thanks to its 180° hinge, the ultra-performing Acer TravelMate P2 is just the right fit to power through web search with built-in safety.
5 – Education Insights
Finally, Education Insights collects data and provides insights on individual students, classrooms or even entire schools through Microsoft Teams for Education’s Learning Accelerators. This powerful tool helps teachers identify trends, adjust strategies, improve teaching, keep track of progress and assignment turn-in, and much more.
Furthermore, school leaders get to see the bigger picture and stay informed to make effective decisions school-wide.
Correspondingly, the Acer TravelMate Spin P4 combines an ultra-light design with a 14” touch screen and all-day durability. What’s best, it’s convertible and adapts to multiple teaching styles!
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