How Google “Bolo” app will help Children to learn Hindi and English As the smart phone users increasing rapidly in country the smart phone expands in rural India, Google is thinking to help the children with their reading skills. As few days before a company has launched a new Bolo Android App that is a speech-based reading-tutor app aimed at rural kids, who would otherwise may not have access to a good education support system. Google released in India first, the Bolo app is now available for free via Google Play and can work offline.
Google Said in his Statement
“We believe technology has the power to help transform teaching and learning, and have been actively directing our products, in a program and philanthropy to ensure that all students are able to benefit from it,” Google said in his statement.
How Google “Bolo” app will help Children to learn Hindi and English How Google “Bolo” app will help Children to learn Hindi and English It is designed for the Hindi Speakers in its current avtar, this app will help the children improve their Hindi and English reading skills by encouraging them to read aloud. It contains a large number of stories, company hop that’s it will help the children to improve their comprehension skills. This app is created to sure that children don’t need any help in using it and can read all by themselves. Google specially focused that all the reading material on the app is free and it is working with other companies to bring more content to Bolo. The bolo app is relies on Google’s speech recognition and text-to-text speech technology.
It has Digital Assistance “Diya”
To Entice the children to use the app, Google has added reward in an app and badges to Bolo as well as word games.
The Google says that the app include an animated digital assistant called Diya. Diya can read the text out loud for the children and even explain the meaning of the English text. Diya can speak in English as well as Hindi, and will encourage the kids by giving them compliments when they finish a task.
The App can be shared among many kids and provides personalized experiences to all. So if in a family has two siblings, they can both use the app and track their individual
How it Become Successful for Children
How Google “Bolo” app will help Children to learn Hindi and English When this is going to be used by children, there is the important thing is privacy. Google notes that it does collect images and voice data from the app but that is stored locally and is meant to help in the functioning of the application. And the other thing is that the personal data, the search giant will also be collecting other anonymous information like device information like device information, usage statistics, preferred language, reading and search history and other settings. More details on Google’s data collection from the Bolo app can be found on the company website.
According to company the Bolo app is still in a beta and the Google will be working with its partners like Kaivalya, Rood to Read, Saajha, and Pratham to further refine it and take the app more children. Google already carried out to a controlled pilot for three months in 200 villages of Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district and it says that the initial results were encouraging.
“By the ASER Centre we have been piloting Bolo across 200 Villages in Uttar Pradesh, India, over the past few months,” Google written in his Blog Post.”The Results are very encouraging, and we found the 64 percent of children showed an improvement in reading proficiency in just 3 months.”
It can help the Children to Improve their vocabulary
How Google “Bolo” app will help Children to learn Hindi and English California-based company also revealed that it is planning to add more features to the app, including that can help the children improve their vocabulary. It is also working to add support for more indict language to Bolo, but the company did not share a timeline for the same.
Bolo app can be downloaded from Google Play Store and works with all Android Phones running Kit Kat or above. It comes with 16 preloaded stories and more can be downloaded. The overall size of the app is less than 50 MB, which includes the speech modules and the entire experience.