Read Aloud is a Moodle plugin for measuring student reading ability. Students read a passage and Read Aloud can assess their WPM (words per minute) score based on their reading. It is HTML5 based, works on iOS and Android most browsers.
The traditional paper based version of this activity required the teacher to work with each student individually, timing and marking the score sheet in real time.
Read Aloud provides a way for students to record their reading using a PC or tablet. So students can complete the activity simultaneously, saving classroom time. They could also complete the activity outside class, or even remotely. The teacher can assess student’s reading quickly and efficiently using a custom interface, or they can leave it up to Read Aloud AI.
Read Aloud AI can automatically match a student’s reading against the passage and generate an evaluation. It can alternatively mark up the passage for spot-check review by the teacher.
Getting started with Read Aloud
To use Read Aloud on your Moodle site, you will need a Cloud Poodll API username and secret. Poodll subscribers can get their API secret from their Poodll.com member page. The username is the same as the Poodll.com username. For more information on the API key, see here.
The plugin can be downloaded from Moodle.org:
Download page from Moodle.org
Or from Github.
Read Aloud on GitHub
Be sure to read the documentation on how to configure and use Read Aloud.