Thiruvananthapuram: For the first time in the country, class 10 students in Kerala would be taught cartography using the detailed geographical information system (GIS) and will also be able to create their own animation films.
The new text book has been prepared by the state`s IT@School Project and would be applicable for Class 10 students opting for the state-run Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination.
The textbook, which has been prepared on free software platform includes nine chapters on website creation, hardware troubleshooting, computer networking, graphic design, database management and ICT enabled learning, among others.
The new text is a continuation of the ICT-enabled learning begun in class 8 in 2010 and in class 9 in 2011. It has been prepared by a committee under K. Anvar Sadath, executive director of the IT@School Project.
Apart from the Malayalam version, the text book will also be available in English, Tamil and Kannada.
"IT@School Project has also made arrangements for specific handbook for teachers as well as training programmes, using video tutorials in order to ensure effective classroom transaction of the new ICT Textbook for class 10," said Sadath.