The free app was launched in India in March 2019 and makes use of Google’s speech recognition and text-to-speech expertise.
It options an animated character, ‘Diya’, who encourages kids to learn tales aloud and helps if the kid is unable to pronounce a phrase.
It additionally lauds the reader when he/she completes the studying.
State Institute of Educational Management and Training (SIEMAT) Director Sanjay Sinha mentioned that the app is designed for main grade kids, aged between six and 11 years.
“‘Bolo’ helps enhance each their English and Hindi studying abilities, by encouraging them to learn aloud. The app additionally provides prompt suggestions,” he mentioned.
‘Bolo’ is definitely a read-along app or a speech-based, reading-tutor app for Android-based smartphones. It could be downloaded without cost from Google’s Play Store.
Sinha additional mentioned that the app may also assist lecturers wherever they’re unsure concerning the pronunciation of a Hindi or English phrase.
For its introduction in authorities main colleges, the Samgra Shiksha Abhiyan undertaking officers have entered into an settlement with Google and oldsters of those kids who’ve smartphones, have additionally been educated by lecturers to make use of the app at dwelling to assist kids.
According to state useful resource group (SRG) member, Sunil Tiwari, as a part of efforts to implement ‘Mission Prerna’ – the flagship programme of the state authorities to enhance high quality of training in colleges operating underneath the Basic Shiksha Department, members of the SRG, key useful resource individuals (KRPs) and tutorial useful resource individuals (ARPs) are giving on-line coaching to round 5.5 lakh main college lecturers of the state together with assistant lecturers, Shiksha Mitras and topic instructors, on utilizing Google Bolo successfully.
The app also can work offline and doesn’t require an lively Internet connection, he mentioned.