Source: 9 year old app developer
An app to tickle an accountant’s brain, “Quiz Me”, was developed by a nine-year-old boy Druva Suresh. This class 3 student from CMR National Public School, Bengaluru, developed this app using the code.org platform, with the primary objective to test the user’s knowledge of accounting. Developed by writing 428 block codes using the user interface controls, variables and control selections, Quiz Me has 20 accounting questions, including – The process of entering all transactions from the journal to the ledger is called – and the options are 1) posting, 2) entry, 3) accounting, and 4) none of the above. (Can you answer that?)
The app provides basic accounting quizzes, providing knowledge on various accounting concepts. It tests the accountant’s knowledge and helps assess their understanding of interesting accounting terminology. This app will promote knowledge growth for students willing to learn more about accounting and for accounting professionals to retest their accounting know-how.
Quiz Me is now approved after a Googlr review and made available for free download in the Google Play store across 176 countries/regions for Android users. The app can be downloaded from this link.
The COVID-19 pandemic has its bright sides as well, especially for young students who want to learn something to overcome boredom. Druva did just that to reduce the screen time and to keep himself engaged. “I got enrolled in classes like drawing and coding. Just like the way I loved to draw or paint, I started liking coding, mainly because of my teacher. I started to love the subject more and developed an intense passion for coding.”
Druva was driven by his curiosity alone, which made him explore and attempt multiple projects. “When I had completed the computer science course at code.org, my interest in creating more apps increased. Coding is a subject that needs a lot of practice and testing, and to keep that touch, I started to code and worked on approximately 170+ coding projects as part of the course and out of my interest. While I was doing one such project, I wanted to develop an app. So my parents and I came up with a list of ideas and finally concluded with Quiz Me”, he added.
Answering the question if today’s young students should engage in technology, Druva said, “Children should engage themselves in exploring more on the topic and do a lot of self-learning with the easily available online learning resources to keep them updated. Coding is a very good beginning.”
Swati Soni, Head of School, CMR National Public School, said, “We always encourage our students to be a part of coding competitions, hackathon challenges to help them understand the needs of the changing world and to be able to adapt to them. Our students are also trained in developing websites, and the most exemplary example of this is our Internal Student Website which the students completely design for all internal updates of the school. Be it working with Google workspace, creating their websites, mobile applications, or designing posters and trailers, our students have always broken the shackles of society and tried their best to innovate and give their best to us as a community”.
Further, demonstrating hands-on experience with technology, Soni said, “We also encourage our students to embrace and have hands-on experience with technology by offering them a plethora of clubs like website designing club, game development club, technovation club, etc. We educate and give our teachers the tools they need to ensure that enough technology exists in each classroom to meet our learning goals. We have an ongoing dialogue with our students and parents about digital citizenship and digital footprints, safety and etiquette, and potential consequences of misguided usage of technology”.
India is seeing a growing number of achievements in the education sector, with more and more young students participating in tech-based challenges and projects. The seeds for innovation in technologies like AI, ML, robotics, etc., are now being planted right from schools. The first step towards an increased skill force in tech is right in the phase of primary education. This is bound to bring efficient and better results.