IT@School, a Kerala government initiative to impart IT education in schools, is bringing in ‘School Wiki’ on the lines of Wikipedia, with an aim to promote knowledge generation and sharing among school students and teachers in the state.

Made entirely in Malayalam, School Wiki features an unique content collection jointly undertaken by the students and teachers in 15,000 schools from class 1 to 12 in the State, besides alumni and public.

By logging into School Wiki, all schools would be able to key in and update basic elementary details as well as their historical references, a release said.

Schools can also upload details such as infrastructure data, renowned alumni, school websites, school map, blogs, various clubs and forums, class magazines, supporting images and videos in School Wiki.

The platform also hosts various educational contents prepared by students, as well as teaching materials collaboratively developed by the teacher communities.

Apart from these contents, analytical Malayalam language projects such as “School Patram – [School Newsletter]”, “Nadodi Vijnanakoshan – [Local Encylcopedia]” and “Ente Nadu-[My Village]” would also feature in the portal.

The geographical details of every school locality in the State can be made available through School Wiki.

“Awards would be given to those schools that make use of and maintain School Wiki in the most effective manner,” state Education Minister Prof C Raveendranath said.

Source: The Indian Express