Microsoft’s Immersive Reader

Microsoft has a powerful tool that is making it’s way into a platform you may already be using.  It is called Immersive Reader and it is freely available in some very popular places.  FlipGrid, Canvas, Sway, and Nearpod are examples of Hall County purchases where you can already use the Immersive Reader.  Watch future developments at the Immersive Reader blog from Microsoft.

Students can be taught to use this tool for themselves to regulate the support levels they need.

Take this interactive tour of how your students can use this powerful tool in Office 360, Word.

View this video to learn more:

How does Immersive Reader work in Canvas LMS? Pretty well it turns out.


BLaST (Blended Learning Support Teams) leaders have been designated by the Principals and added to the 18-19 BLaST course. We are currently collecting BLaST member names from leaders and Principals. These team members will be added to the BLaST course.

This year, training is offered to any BLaST members to attend, please coordinate with your BLaST teammates. While seats may be limited, we are willing to provide substitute forms for any BLaST members in attendance at our district-level trainings. Whole group BLaST meeting will not be the man way information is shared. Communication on training will still go through the BLaST Leader, but watch the BLaST course and this web page for training dates.

This year, eLearning will make a concerted effort to work one-on-one with each BLaST leader. BLaST leaders have unique expertise on their school and eLearning hopes to guide them in navigating the early days of the school year to set the school up for success. This means that each team can get individualized support and enjoy individualized accountability for the goals which they set.

One thing eLearning has already worked on with your BLaST leader and Principal on is the minimum Canvas expectations for your school. Reach out to your BLaST leader for information on the starting point for a Canvas course in your school.

In our third year of a Blended Learning June offering, we are excited to have funding for 150 Hall County teachers to receive a $450 stipend upon successful completion before June 22nd.

This year we are able to further customize the participant experience. To “level up” your Blended Learning classroom participants select and collect 100 points.

Canvas Beginners please plan to attend one 3-hour face-to-face Canvas training session on May 30th (AM or PM) as part of your course requirements.

Sign up via Catalog. If you are on the Wait List, please be patient and remember to check your email through the first week of the course for any openings!