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SCHOOLS CAN ATTRACT MORE STUDENTS BY ADOPTING SUGAR SOFTWARE “SUGAR IS AN ACTIVITY-FOCUSED, OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE FOR EACH STUDENT”
by Admin User - Monday, 24 February 2020, 11:20 PM
 

By : M.S.Yatnatti Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Schools can add additional attractions to students and parents by providing high quality low cost open source digital tools like Sugar OS” on a stick for Pre Schools KG and grade one to 10th grade students .American MIT made Open source teaching platform “Sugar OS” on a stick PORTABLE OS IN PEN DRIVE”. Schools can slash software costs if it switches to open source instead of commercial software’s which cost you several thousands to Lakhs whereas we provide the software installed in Pen drive at just Rs 1500/- . As children grow and pursue new ideas, the software, content, e-sources and tools should be able to grow with them. Children not only participate in activities and acquire knowledge; they can create activities and transfer knowledge too, and share it with the entire global community. “Sugar on a stick or in Pen drive” each student can buy it and use it on school or home or Library laptop or desktop computer. According to reports if we do not introduce Coding in schools, then our children will be at a huge disadvantage and the future would be precarious. Indian schools need to adopt the Sugar on a Stick developed by sugarlabs.org is a compressed version of Fedora 31 that is created specifically for children as an alternative to the office style desktop. Sugar is essentially a learning platform that promotes collaborative learning through activities that encourage critical thinking. Sugar is currently being used daily in an educational environment by over 30 million children worldwide and is available in 25 languages. Coding is about much more than teaching technology. It incorporates logic, problem-solving, and creativity in an engaging way for children of all ages. Now the question is how we prepare our kids for the future, there is only one answer to that question is “Coding”. All over the world, over the last three decades, the role of technology in education reform has received increasing attention. The recent advances in information and communication technologies and their relative affordability continue to stoke the flame of technology-enabled education reforms.