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Information and Communication Technology

1) Learning Outcomes


A. Pupils having competencies for self-directed and collaborative learning through the effective use of ICT.

a.     As self-directed learners, pupils:

i.      Take ownership of their learning;

ii.     Manage and monitor their own learning; and

iii.    Extend learning at their own accord.

 

b.    As collaborative learners, pupils

i.        Negotiate and set common goals;

ii.       Contribute own ideas clearly and consider other points of view objectively;

iii.      Ask questions to clarify and offer constructive feedback;

iv.      Take on different roles and tasks within the group to achieve group goals;

v.      Work towards completing individual’s assigned tasks as well as help group members achieve group goals; and

vi.      Reflect on group and individual learning processes.

 

B. Pupils acquire necessary ICT skills to support them in learning and to prepare them for future needs. At the end of primary school, pupils should be able to:

i.        Operate computers and applications in ICT-enabled learning environment;

ii.       Search for information and communicate over the internet;

iii.      Create a short document using a word processor;

iv.      Represent tables of information in word processors and spreadsheets;

v.       Create a short presentation with multimedia elements; and

vi.      Collect data using ICT tools.

 

2) Pedagogical Approach


The school recognises that for ICT to be effective in teaching and learning, it needs to be appropriately used to complement subject-specific pedagogical approaches. In addition, the school adopts two conceptual principles in integrating ICT across all subjects. These are learning from and learning with ICT. Learning from ICT takes the form of computer-based instructions, adaptive learning portal, etc. which focuses on enhancing performance of basic skills. On the other hand, learning with ICT taps on Web2.0 tools such as Padlet, Wikis, Popplet, etc. which allows for pupil collaboration and product creation, thus facilitating the development of higher order thinking skills.

 

3) Key Programmes


A. ICT-enabled Lessons and Acquisition of Baseline ICT skills

The teaching and learning of ICT skills is integrated into the school’s curriculum as well as considering the affordances of the ICT tools. The table below shows various ICT tools used in each level.

 

ICT Tools

Primary 1

Learning Management System

Touch Typing

Learnlogy

Mult-e-Maths Primary Maths Toolbox

Microsoft Paint

Primary 2

Learning Management System

Learnlogy

Mult-e-Maths Primary Maths Toolbox

Socrative.com

Microsoft Word & PowerPoint

Primary 3

Learning Management System

Google Documents

Learnlogy

Mult-e-Maths Primary Maths Toolbox

Microsoft Word & PowerPoint

Primary 4

Learning Management System

Use of Dataloggers

Interactive Simulations

Learnlogy

Mult-e-Maths Primary Maths Toolbox

iMTL Portal

Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Primary 5

Learning Management System

Google Documents

Interactive Simulations

Learnlogy

Mult-e-Maths Primary Maths Toolbox

Socrative.com

Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Primary 6

Learning Management System

Interactive Simulations

Learnlogy

Mult-e-Maths Primary Maths Toolbox

Popplet

Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint


B. Primary 1 to 5 Home-based Learning (HBL)

The school is embarking on a two-day HBL exercise for our Primary 1 to 5 pupils in August during the PSLE Oral Examination days. The aim of HBL is to develop independent learning skills that will enable pupils to learn on their own outside school. These skills position our pupils well in the event that they are required to learn from home due to possible school closures. As part of the preparation for HBL, pupils are given monthly e-assignment/ homework which they have to complete within a specific period of time. 

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"Oops! Did I do it right?" Primary 1 child Learning how to create a PowerPoint PresentationLearning ICT collaboratively




















Links to Web 2.0 tools:


1. Popplet (http://popplet.com)

2. Padlet (http://padlet.com)

3. Meeting Words (http://meetingwords.com/)