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Kerala Government to Introduce 15,000 Schools under SchoolWiki on Kerala Formation Day

SchoolWiki has been designed in such a way that schools can register into the portal using their school codes and upload their contents

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Kerala, October 30, 2016: The IT@School Project of the Kerala government will introduce a revamped SchoolWiki to foster a culture of collaborative content deployment in 15,000 schools on November 1, the Kerala Formation Day.

SchoolWiki, which was first launched in 2009 on the lines of Wikipedia, had gone into oblivion two years later without any updates.

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“This prompted IT@School to revive the portal with much-needed modifications, amply supported by Wikipedia members. Teachers and students were given specific training for using SchoolWiki and to identify and assign district level admins for data accuracy and modifications,” IT@School Project Executive Director K. Anvar Sadath said.

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The revamped portal, www.schoolwiki.in, is in Malayalam and features content collection jointly undertaken by the students, teachers, alumni, and public.

The schools would be able to key-in and update their basic details such as infrastructure data, renowned alumni, school websites, school map, blogs, various clubs and forums, class magazines, supporting images and videos.

SchoolWiki has been prepared using Wikimedia Foundation’s MediaWiki software and has been designed in such a way that schools can register into the portal using their school codes and upload their contents.

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“Awards would be given to those schools that make use of and maintain SchoolWiki in the most effective manner,” said State Education Minister C. Raveendranath. (IANS)

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Acceptance Letters From Seven Prominent US-Based Universities, Indian Girl in Dubai Performing Her Best

Besides keeping her grades on top, Simone is also an accomplished pianist, has written a book on human trafficking in India called "The Girl in the Pink Room" that is being used for educational purposes, is part of the school's Model UN programme.

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had explained all of that eloquently to universities in my college application essays," said Simone, who is also the head girl at her school. Pixabay

A Dubai-based Indian teen has been offered acceptance letters from seven prominent US-based universities, including Ivy League schools such as Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania, the media reported on Sunday.

Other high-ranking universities, such as University of California in Berkeley, John Hopkins, Emory, George Town and George Washington University, have also offered Simone Noorali, 17, a spot, reports The Khaleej Times.

She has been a student at the Uptown School in Mirdif for all of her grade school years and has managed to keep straight A’s.

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Simone’s father, Sameer Noorali, said his daughter is a “prime example” of how students can get into prestigious universities without parents having to buy their way in. Pixabay

“I honestly think there is no secret to being accepted into these many universities. The whole process is about discovering yourself. Everyone has something unique to offer,” she told Khaleej Times.

“While applying to universities, it forced me to look back at my life and try to figure out the reason behind everything I did. I had explained all of that eloquently to universities in my college application essays,” said Simone, who is also the head girl at her school.

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She has been a student at the Uptown School in Mirdif for all of her grade school years and has managed to keep straight A’s. Pixabay

Besides keeping her grades on top, Simone is also an accomplished pianist, has written a book on human trafficking in India called “The Girl in the Pink Room” that is being used for educational purposes, is part of the school’s Model UN programme.

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Simone’s father, Sameer Noorali, said his daughter is a “prime example” of how students can get into prestigious universities without parents having to buy their way in.

When asked which university she would choose, Simone said her decision would be based on which varsity offers the best programme in international relations and economics. (IANS)