Google launched Bolo app to teach Indian kids to read

Google launched Bolo app to teach Indian kids to read Google has launched a speech-based reading-tutor app called Bolo for Android-based smartphones to help children in rural India with their reading skills.

Google launched Bolo app to teach Indian kids to read

Google launched Bolo app to teach Indian kids to read that parents can download to help primary grade children improve their Hindi and English reading skills.

The app is aimed at bridging learning gap in education and is available on Google play store in India.

As per the report of Google, their Pilot project with ‘Bolo’ has given very encouraging results.

Google has been monitoring the Bolo app, which has been launched in India in an open beta program, with the help of ASER Centre.

ASER Centre an NGO working in the field of education, health, nutrition, and livelihoods among other things, across 200 villages in Uttar Pradesh over the course of past few months.

They experimented with over 900 children in 200 villages in Uttar Pradesh with the help of ASER Centre.

According to Google, 64% of children showed an improvement in reading proficiency in just three months.

And now, after months of research, the tech giant is launching an app that is help kids read better.

How Bolo App will help kids?

Google launched Bolo app to teach Indian kids to read

# Bolo is designed as a reading tutor app that helps students improve their reading at anytime, anywhere.

# The Bolo app helps to encourage and engage kids so their love for reading grows and it becomes a daily habit.

# The app also gives instant feedback which helps improve reading skills.

# The app is aimed at helping kids who are unable to go to schools or have no access to it.

# Many children especially those in rural India don’t have this support. Now with Bolo app, it brings a similar experience to anyone who reads it, via their smartphone.

# Diya, the reading buddy will not explain the meaning of the word in English and Hindi, but can also explain and pronounce each letter for the child in a sentence or word.

How this Bolo App will work?

Google launched Bolo app to teach Indian kids to read

# The app uses Google’s speech recognition and text to speech technology.

# It comes with a built-in fun and helpful reading buddy, “Diya” that encourages, helps, aids and corrects the child, as he reads aloud.

# The Bolo app helps children in reading by themselves, choosing from a large variety of engaging stories, enjoy as they learn.

# It improve their reading ability at their own pace, understand English better and read without distraction.

# Also the app keeps children’s safety and security in mind as all personal information always stays with the device.

# The Bolo app can be downloaded for free from Google’s Play Store.

# The app can also work offline and does not require an active internet connection.

# The Bolo app is completely ad-free.

# Thus, in this way children can keep learning constantly without getting distracted.

# Also multiple children can use the same app and track their progress separately.

# As the child progresses with their skills, the app adjusts the difficulty level of the recommended stories to their reading skills.

# Additionally, the app also features interesting word games and earn in-app rewards and badges that are designed to encourage children to learn to words in a fun and playful manner.

# All the reading material on the app is completely free and the initial catalog from Storyweaver.org.in includes 50 stories in Hindi and 40 in English.

# Google’s Bolo app is available on the Google Play Store in India for all Android smartphones running on Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) and higher.

# Currently it is designed for native Hindi speakers, however, over time, the company plans to add native support for other Indian languages.

# To know more about the app visit bolo.withgoogle.com

Notably

Last but not least, according to Google, on privacy, the app does not require any information to be entered by the user.

No name, age, gender is needed nor is a Gmail account needed to sign in.

The app is also ad-free. Any personal data associated with app stays on the device.

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