A dream project of DIET Kasaragod visualises a wide network of all departmental schools of Kasaragod district through the unique concept BLEND which describes itself as Blog for Dynamic Educational Network. This is a wide spectrum for all schools to go worldwide, beyond the campuses, beyond the geographical borders of the panchayath, the sub-district, the educational district,the revenue district.......into the vast outer world- the World Wide Web.
As per the visions of the project every school can publish all its curricular, co-curricular, extra curricular activities held inside and outside the classrooms in the forms of reports,pictures, paper cuttings and video clippings through its own blog. Not only the the parent community but also all those interested in academic activities held in our schools can view these details from their home itself. Now that the Net has reached almost home through the task is not a tedious one.
Even the Monitoring Authorities and educational functionaries can get in touch with the schools, follow them up and give instructions and guidance to them vide this network. The proposers of this scheme also have a vision the by connecting all the schools and educational offices through this easily accessible device, they could trigger a new energy and need among the school personnel to speed up innovative educational activities in each school .
With this broad vision in mind our Educational District has stepped into the First phase of Training in BLEND to teachers of all schools on 3 July 2014 in 14 centres over the 7 Sub-districts. As a part of this the Training to LP and UP Teachers of the nearby Panchayaths started at GVHSS Mulleria. Smt. Chandraprabha K. Senior Assistant of the school inaugurated and called on the participants to make good use of the training to create colourful and informative blogs to each school. Sri Vasantharaja V.P. HSA of the school and RP welcomed all and Sri Abdul Salam A.M. HSA of GHSS Adoor and RP delivered the vote of thanks.
19 participants took part in the training with great interest and got acquainted with the applications related to Typing in regional language, Graphics and Image Editing. They went through all the stages of familiaring the new experience with an ectatic will to create a blog of their own to announce the progress and achievements of the respective schools.
On the first day the teachers practised Malayalam and Kannada typing using Inscript Keyboard. Though finding different letters in an Inscript Keyboard is not easy for a beginner keen interest in the task made them successful.
Later they stepped into the world of Graphics through GIMP. The teachers practised creating a background, typing text using Text tool, scaling the text using the Scale tool alongwith using a Header by inserting photos and editing them. The creation of Logos made the participants capable to design a beautiful Header for their New blog.
The second day the teachers stepped directly into the world of blogs after visiting some Websites and Blogs. They logged in to www.blogger.com through a link given to them vide aeokumbla.blogspot.com.
They practised to create different pages as per the design provided and understood to make posts in their blog. Inserting images to pages and posts adding different Gadgets such as images, Linklists and linking to sites, designing a beautiful Layout for their blog were also done during the training.
Though the training ended for the at 4.30 no doubt all departed with a strong determination to create a blog of their own to highlight the achievements of their and eager to attend the second session of taining during August. This determination is evident when we visit their blogs.