Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fluency Tutor for Google

This is a great new tool to help with reading instruction in the classroom. Read the following from the Chrome Web Store blurb about it.
Easy to use with a sleek new look, Fluency Tutor for Google lets students record themselves reading and share with the teacher - away from the pressures of reading aloud in the classroom environment.

Ideal for schools using Google Apps for Education (GAFE), Fluency Tutor for Google integrates seamlessly with Google Drive and Google Classroom. And since it works with almost any online content, it’s great to use alongside other online instructional programs.

- Friendly dashboard interface for teachers and students
- Teachers can choose from hundreds of existing reading passages based on content, lexile level or reading age
- Teachers can also create their own passages from web pages, docs or other content
- Students can create reading passages from almost any web page
- Share passages with individual students, or with the entire class using the Google Classroom 'share' button
- Passages appear in student's Google Drive
- Students can read and record assigned reading passages whenever and wherever it suits them
- Extra help is provided including text-to-speech, dictionary, picture dictionary and translate tools
- Quick Score gives immediate feedback to students without the need for full assessment

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