Voice-Based App To Help Assam Students Improve Reading Skills (Photo Credit: PTI)
The Assam government has installed a voice-based app on the mobile phones of over 100 teachers in southern Hailakandi district to enable them to assist students in improving their reading skills. 'Bolo App' is designed to encourage students to read aloud, giving them feedback even when it is offline, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (in-charge education), R K Dam.
"The app listens to what children read, encourages them when they do well and helps them out when they struggle, just like a real tutor. Children can also play word games and earn in-app awards, helping reading become fun and a daily habit". Dam said.
District Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli had last week launched the app at a programme, in which over 230 educational volunteers took part for improving their Bengali and Mathematics skills, he said. Programme leader Sadasiva Reddy said the progress of the children can be tracked in the app and difficulty level will increase as per improvement in their reading skills.
Bolo App is a Voice-based app that is developed to guide and help school kids read and learn anywhere. The app is specifically designed for primary and upper primary grade students. The App encourages students to read aloud and also gives important feedback that eventually improve their reading skills.