*Practically Becomes World’s First Edtech Company to Launch ‘Scan Anything’ Feature*
Disruptive and innovative feature to help students study with their surroundings and enhance learning outcomes
This feature is aimed at causing a paradigm shift in our habit, moving from search to scan
September 13th, 2021: Practically, India’s first experiential learning app designed to make learning immersive for students of classes 6-12, has launched a new revolutionary feature ‘Scan Anything’. Practically is the first and the only EdTech company in the world to introduce this innovative feature, which brings learning alive from books and everyday objects around us.
The revolutionary, cutting-edge feature supported by Artificial Intelligence identifies objects scanned by the phone camera and lists results from its vast content library of 3000+ 3D videos, 1000+ simulations/AR experiences and 20,000 3D models, sorted by a student’s curriculum and grade. The Scan Anything feature can recognize pictures, questions, exercises, proofs etc., from textbooks, magazines, newspapers including capturing images of any surrounding objects and present linked curriculum learning information on the app for the learners to pick their learning journey and resolve doubts instantly. The feature encourages students to learn from their surroundings while rendering a truly immersive learning experience from everyday objects and helps them understand how the learning from their curriculum is tied to everyday observations. Currently, the feature covers course content from textbooks of grades 6-10th across major boards like NCERT, CBSE and state boards of AP, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. The course content is expected to cover all other major boards and 11 & 12 grades’ content by the end of 2021.
The technology transforms the mobile camera into an educational tool allowing learners to interact with surrounding elements freely. The high-quality content provided by the app will instantly satisfy the inquisitiveness of the learner and help students gain a holistic understanding of the concepts, thereby challenging the traditional way of search to seek information.
Commenting on the launch, Subbarao Siddabattula, Founder and CEO, Practically, said “The introduction of the Scan Anything feature is an important milestone in our journey. Our constant endeavour is to find innovative ways to make education more student-friendly. The Scan Anything feature not only helps increase understanding and retention of concepts with immersive learning techniques, but the availability of relevant information at your fingertips when needed adds significantly to the learning experience. The unprecedented adoption so far motivates us to keep churning out more student-centric features and reshape the way the world learns.”
The Scan Anything feature embedded in the Practically app is available for free download on the Play Store and App Store. The app was recently revamped with a host of new features like Study Plan, 3D library with 20,000+ objects and made lighter offering a new-age consumer experience with a more friendly UI.
Watch the commercial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEPkP75nr_A&ab_channel=Practically
Founded in 2018 by Mr Subbarao Siddabattula, Founder & CEO, Ms Charu Noheria, Co-Founder & COO and Mr Ilangovel Thulasimani, Co-Founder & CTO, Practically uses next-generation interactive methods, such as Augmented Reality (AR), Simulations and 3D videos for an enhanced learning experience.
Practically is an intelligent, interactive and immersive learning app for students of classes 6 to 12 with a focus on STEM learning. Practically is the only such product in the world that combines game engine, immersive learning assets, and AI-assisted study buddy, all in one compact cross-platform app. Through its patent-pending technology, thousands of exhilarating, life-like simulations, and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences are combined with learning pathways to bring learning alive and increase the rate of retention of concepts. Practically also offers Live classes, Coding ++ course and a 24x7 Seek Help feature for doubt resolution, where students can reach out to subject experts on the platform. 400,000+ students, 350+ schools and 18,000 teachers across India and the Middle East are already benefiting from the engaging content on Practically.
The Practically School Solution, a B2B2C offering, gives schools and their teachers access to the Practically teacher app FREE of cost. Teachers can access 3000+ videos and 1000+ Simulations/AR and features like reports, test-preps, polls, analytics, assigning homework, etc. The app covers all major boards across Math and Science for 6th to 12th grades. Over 350 schools across India and the Middle East are using Practically to enable online classes during the pandemic and this number is growing very fast.
So far, Practically has raised over $9M from Siana Capital, Exfinity Ventures, YourNest Venture Capital, IDFC Parampara, and angel investors.
Recently, Practically School Solution won the Best Online Learning Management Platform at EDTech x Indian Education Congress x 11th National Awards on Indian Education by Franchise India & Entrepreneur India magazine. Practically was named TiE50 Award Winner at TiEcon 2021. It was awarded the EdTech Startup of the Year at Startup Awards 2021 by Franchise India & Entrepreneur India magazine. Practically was also adjudged the Most Innovative STEM Solution by Elets Digital Learning magazine at the World Education Summit 2021. Practically was also listed as ‘Top 50 Organizations in Education’ at GFEL (Global Forum for Education and Learning) 2021 in Las Vegas, USA.
You can watch the brand commercial on YouTube. The app is available for download for free on Play Store and App Store. Visit the Practically website here: https://www.practically.com/