Mobile app to help Assam students improve reading skills

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.

Hailakandi: 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.

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‘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.

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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.

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(PTI)