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IntoWords

IntoWords

MV-Nordic
Reading & Writing
IntoWords offers advanced literacy support through comprehensive text-to-speech word prediction technology.

IntoWords is a writing and reading help program that lowers the threshold for learning and communication and supports inclusion.

IntoWords can read out text while you are writing it, read texts on documents, pdf:s and webpages, suggest words and save reading as audio files. It is a tool for dyslexic students and anyone wanting support for reading and writing in their native or second languages.

Age groups 
Elementary
Middle school
High School
Tertiary Education
Price 
Subscription
Languages 
English
Spanish
Swedish
German
French
Norwegian
Danish
Platform 
Browser-based
Desktop Windows
Desktop Mac
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Registration 
Required
Offline play 
Internet required
Pictures
Videos
Pedagogy
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Passive
Active
Students need to take an active role by writing texts or carefully following the text which they’ve turned into speech.
Rehearse
Construct
Students learn through repetition, strengthening their reading routine in a very student-centered way, because all audible content is either chosen by them or written by them.
Linear
Non-Linear
The learning path is unique to every user, but linear in a way that learning happens only through diligent repetition.
Individual
Collaborative
All activities are completed individually. The solution gives the learner full autonomy to decide how they want to explore the content.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

IntoWords helps with reading comprehension and spelling in a student-led and open-ended way.
As the solution encourages dyslexic learners to cope with their learning disability, it can really increase their confidence and feeling of capability.
IntoWords provides an option for learners to decide whether to explore texts by reading or by listening.
IntoWords is a flexible tool with plenty of options for customizing your preferences. The reading of text is clear and pleasant.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Practicing phonics-based decoding of words.
Practicing spelling and grammar.
Producing own written content and textual representations.
Use visual memory to read and write high-frequency words ("sight words").
Learning to process texts and written content.

Soft skills learning goals

Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts, from vernacular to academic
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Using technology resources for problem solving
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Using technology for interaction and collaboration
Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself

Kokoa Certificate

Kokoa Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected teachers with a master's degree in education.

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