Overall, the BJP shows a great understanding of how much technology can impact the country’s growth it can use technology for governance.
Sugata Mitra has opened his first ‘School in the Cloud’ project in India at Korakati, a small village in the Sundarbans.
Other than the startups we had covered during the week, here are some others that caught our eye. Look for the best schools in your area using Chittischools, customise and have tailored the shirts you wear at Vitruvien.com, and learn via “social tests” at iTestiWin.
Updated: E-commerce Firm Allschoolstuff To Scale Down Consumer Facing Business; Not Shutting Says CEO
Online school and learning supply store allschoolstuff is shutting down its operations.
Indian schools can soon expect to get free Chromebooks, courtesy Google. It will partner with the Andhra Pradesh Government to launch the project pilot.
The Kerala government has said that it will be distributing 10,000 Raspberry Pi’s, a card sized single board computer, to schools and students in the state.
Trackid is a GPS enabled bag that will help parents keep track of their kid’s whereabouts and well being in real-time.
Kerala to Celebrate Sep 12 as Entrepreneurship Day, Student Entrepreneurship Policy to Extend to school-going students
The state government is also launching a new project that offers one hundred teams of five college students each a Startup Tool Box, which will have high-end computers, smartphones and other technology items required to create a startup company.
The government’s academic wing for school education, National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), has put out digital copies of educational material on the portal. The portal also has images, videos, audio and interactive content.
Maharashtra government has sought views of principals and teachers on banning mobile phones in colleges and university campuses to prevent “cyber crime.”