KITE to train 30,000 school students in Kerala to build mobile apps


Trivandrum: Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE – formerly IT@School) has completed the arrangements for providing specific Mobile App Building training for 30,000 Kuttikootam members of the State during the upcoming Christmas vacation.

This would be the continuation of training in batches for all of the Kuttikootam members who were trained through the e@Utsav Camp during the Onam vacation in last September. The One day camp for students would be held in different batches during 27-30 December.

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. All Std 8 students in the State have already familiarized 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.

The renowned MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) of USA is presently supporting the App Inventor application. Through this application, students would be able to learn and prepare the Christmas app which sets out a Christmas song on a press of a button, the app which sounds exactly as we type, the app which facilitates handling media files in the mobile and finally KITE’s Sites App which helps using various sites of KITE.

The Hi- School Kuttikootam programme which was launched by KITE by including over 1 lakh students of Std 8 & 9 classes in the State, has indeed become the largest Student IT Network in the country. Students are being extensively trained in five different domains viz Animation, Hardware, Cyber Safety, Electronics and Malayalam Computing.

“Training venues have been set up in all educational districts, along with the necessary arrangements. As part of this training, all Kuttikootam members would also be empowered to operate and take care of the Hi-Tech facilities made available in the classrooms”, said K Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman & ED, KITE.

Kerala IT News


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