Approx. 30,000 Kerala Children to learn App building through FOSS

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This Christmas, Santa will open a plethora of opportunities for about 30,000 school children in Kerala. The state-run Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), formerly known as IT@School, has completed arrangements for providing the specific training for children.  According to KITE sources, the one day-training camp for students would be held in different batches during December 27-30, they said.

Students who are members of ‘Kuttikootam’, the IT network of students will get expert training in the mobile app building during the upcoming Christmas vacation. This would be a continuation training in batches for all of the ‘Kuttikootam’ members who were trained through the e@Utsav Camp last September.

App inventor, the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) application which enables development of mobile apps through a drag and drop method, would be made use of for the students’ training.

The ambitious ‘Hi-School Kuttikootam’ programme, launched by KITE comprising over one lakh students of standard eight, nine and tenth classes, is considered to be the largest student IT Network in the country.

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All eighth standard students in the state have already familiarised ‘Scratch Visual’ programming software which is part of their ICT textbook. Without the hitches of programme coding, students can easily develop mobile applications using this software, by arranging the code blocks which appears in the software. Training venues have been set up in all educational districts, along with the necessary arrangements.    Read more…

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