60,000 Kerala students to get free digital training
With the focus on Digital India, technology based skill development is making its way not just in private schools but also in government schools. Taking this forward, the Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) will train as many as 60000 government school students in Kerala in electronics, hardware, cyber-safety and animation in a two-day camp in September.
Here is what the children will learn at the camp:
- Using visual programming application 'Scratch' to create edutainment software
- Preparation of circuits in the schools' electronic kits
- Internet discipline
- Cyber safety and online privacy mechanisms
- Publishing school news online after forming a school news desk
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Time and Venue
This camp, which would be held at 1,531 centres across Kerala from September 7 to September 10. The initiative is named"Hi-School Kuttikkootam" and it has become one of the largest student network of its kind in India. These students would in turn train other students in their schools. As many as one million students would be directly benefited by this training in future and this would create a visible impact in the society.