The kid-friendly Google Read Along app is now accessible online.
Now that it’s on the web, users will have greater access to this. To boost children’s literacy and provide them with audible and visual feedback when reading aloud, Read Along makes use of Google’s speech recognition technology.
To determine if a pupil is having difficulty or is reading a paragraph fluently, Google uses text-to-speech and speech recognition technology. With the aid of a reading assistant named Diya, children receive constructive and motivating feedback.
According to the business, in order to preserve children’s privacy, all voice recognition functions run entirely locally on the browser, exactly like they do on the Android app. No data is transferred to Google’s servers at any point throughout the process. And to top it off, the online app is ad-free.
There are several illustrated stories at various reading levels on the Read Along website.
After choosing a narrative, the young reader can begin reading into the microphone of the gadget. Words that were mispronounced are underlined in red and are highlighted in blue after they have been read. Diya will speak the underlined word for you if you click on it.
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge are supported by Read Along. Soon, we will have access to other browsers like Safari. In addition to English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Spanish, and Portuguese, stories are also accessible in other languages.
By entering into a browser from laptops or PCs, kids may enjoy the web version of Read Along on larger screens. With Read Along now available on Google Play, instructors from all around the world have a new option to utilize it as a reading practice tool for elementary school students.