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|Mdm Ee Peck San |
Year Head, Middle Primary (covering)
|Mr Ow Kah Leong|
|Ms Norishah Bte Anwar||Mdm Nithiya d/o Krishnasamy|
|Ms Regina Lee||Mdm Nur Alisa Bte Abdul Samad||Ms Teng Yue Ting|
|Mr Tan Wee Loon||Mr Kang Xue Wen||Ms Liow Hui Min|
|Ms Jacqueline Koh|
The ICT department strives to harness ICT to transform teaching and learning landscape by Exploring, Experimenting and Enriching teaching and learning through ICT. (3 Es)
The school approaches the use of ICT through two dimensions, namely Learning about ICT and Learning with ICT, with the following objectives in mind:
- Develop students’ literacy in ICT
- Leverage ICT to facilitate Self-directed and collaborative learning
- Nurture students to be responsible and discerned online users
Learning about ICT
ICT Skills Development Programme from P1- P6 aims to equip all students with the necessary ICT skills required to learn with ICT during lessons and at home. Students’ competency in ICT is assessed yearly to monitor students’ ICT skills development.
Learning with ICT in Curriculum
To support the development of students as self-directed and collaborative learners,
the school explores various ways to enhance teaching and learning through ICT. Use of ICT during lessons is also aimed to enhance visualisation of concepts and provide more varied and student-centric learning experiences. Currently, 20% of curriculum is enhanced and facilitated by ICT to achieve its outcomes. The following are snippets of students’ learning experiences.
Lower Primary Oracy Programme using MP4 players
To develop students to be self-directed learners, MP4 players are used in the teaching of oracy and listening skills during Primary 1 and 2 English and Mother Tongue Language lessons. Students record their readings, Stimulus-based conversations using MP4. They use assessment rubrics and checklist to peer and self-assess their reading fluency and to check for understanding.
Digital Art Programme
Students express their creativity through colours and fonts using ICT to create images to tell a short story based on a theme in the English curriculum.
Inter-disciplinary Project Work
Students from P1- P6 engage in group research using information in the internet to gather information related to healthy food choices for their projects. Students use Google forms and Linoit to put together their understanding before deciding their concept for presentation.
Self-Directed and Collaborative Learning using Apps
Students use a variety of iPad Apps and open tools during group discussions as a tool to facilitate collaborative learning. Students leverage web tools such as Pic collage, Quiz up, Linoit and Google Form to put forth their ideas and thoughts collectively. Such learning experiences promote critical thinking as students provide immediate peer feedback and refine their understanding of topics underdiscussion Students engaged in decision making through App Frog Jump during E3 Reasoning lessons. Learning Journeys are also facilitated with Goodnotes to enable students to learn collaboratively on the go seamlessly. The recent use of Class Dojo by teachers as a tool to manage student behaviours enables teachers and students to regulate and reinforce good behaviours. The ICT department is currently in collaboration with OE team to implement the use of i-orienteering app to conduct P4 Outdoor Education programme.
With wide exposure to online space, it is crucial to inculcate astuteness in our st u dents when engaged in cyber activities so that they become responsible and discerned online users.
In 2014, the Cyber Wellness Student Ambassador Programme (CWSTAR)
was implemented to provide a platform for students to take the lead in educating their peers in spreading awareness in cyber wellness. Into its 3 rd year, the student ambassadors are planning this year’s Cyber Wellnes s Day for students from P1- P6. They have also taken the lead to give talks to all in the hall during chunks of character.
Explicit cyber wellness lessons are integrated into FTGP and CCE curriculum. In addition, Primary 4 students undergo a 3-day workshop on Media Literacy to provide students with skills to evaluate media effectively and to use, create and share content safely and responsibly. In-house Cyber Wellness competition also provides students a fun way to learn and share cyber wellness tips and messages.