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ICT Programme
“I don’t use technology in my classroom because it’s a buzzword or a trend. I use it because connecting my kids with the world will prepare them for the future.” ~ anonymous   

In Changkat Primary School, we believe in teaching our students tomorrow’s skills today. A structured Core ICT Programme/Training is administered to ensure that our students are equipped with the relevant ICT skills to help them attain the Baseline Standard Set by MOE. The Core ICT Programme/Training is conducted during or after school hours by our IT Resident Trainer. Students will then apply these skills they learnt in the implementation of their Project Work (PW). Teaching of ICT skills are also integrated into the curriculum at P1 and P2 where students will be introduced to computer system and its peripherals. Keyboarding skills are also taught weekly. In 2019, we also introduce our Applied Learning Programme (ALP). This generally means applying what is learned to solve real problems. Through ALP, students will become confident designers that are able to engage in critical thinking and solve real-world problems related to environment with computers.

Main ICT Programme
  • PW@ Changkat
  • ALP
  • Integration into the curriculum
  • Cyberwellness

PW@Changkat

We believe in a spiral approach where pupils will see the same topics every year, with each encounter increasing in complexity and reinforcing previous learning.

 

 

Level

ICT Skills

PW Product

Level 1: Basic touch-typing and Exposure to Basic Coding

Primary 1

·       Basic touch-typing

·       Open tools such as MS Word Processor, PowerPoint, etc

·       Awbie (block programming)

·       Moo-O Plus (reading programme)

To write a book review based a book they read on Moo-O Plus, using MS PPT

Primary 2

·       Basic touch-typing

·       Open tools such as MS Word Processor, PowerPoint, etc;

·       Moo-O Plus

·       Basic SCRATCH Programming

To do some basic scratch programming using SCRATCH Junior

Level 2:

Basic/Intermediate  Coding

Primary 3

·       SCRATCH

·       MS word Processor

·       MS PowerPoint

To solve problems as students develop their SCRATCH program for the SUMO and LINE challenge

Primary 4

·       Scratch

·       MS word Processor

·       MS PowerPoint

To solve problems as students develop their SCRATCH program for the game creation challenge

Level 3:

Applied Learning in problem solving

Primary 5

·       micro:bits – P5 PW
(Applied learning)

 

To solve problems using Design Thinking Process in environment-related problem using computers.

Integration of ICT into Curriculum
In pursuit of academic excellence, our Supporting ICT Programmes are integrated into the curriculum. The Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) provides teachers with a wide repertoire of teaching materials to support collaborative learning. This platform also encourages students to be a Self-Directed learner as students will be able to revise their work at their own pace and own time. E-learning days are also set aside and e-learning tasks are assigned to pupils frequently in various subjects to ensure that pupils know what to do in case of school closure.

Other ICT applications are also used pervasively in our teaching and learning such as use of the CMS, dataloggers and Web 2.0 tools. ICT is used as a vehicle to drive our IP subjects.

The table below shows how ICT is integrated into IP subjects:
 
ICT in EMS @ a Glance 

DEPARTMENT

PROGRAMMES

OBJECTIVES

TOOLS

English

 

Composition

To work collaboratively to generate ideas

·       Padlet

·       Google Docs

Grammar and Vocabulary

§  To test for understanding of new terms learnt

·       Kahoot

·       Quizizz

·       Quizlet

Oral Communication

§  To provide opportunities for pupils to practise conversing with peers & evaluate each other’s reading aloud using given rubrics

§  To guide pupils to think critically & relate to the world through authentic materials

§  Voice recorders

§  Padlet

Comprehension

§  To get students to connect and extend their thinking and discussion in the understanding of a text

·       Google Slides

·       Kahoot

·       Padlet

Self-directed (SDL) & Collaborative (CoL) lessons

§  To encourage pupils to be more self-directed and take charge of their own learning

§  To collaborate so as to learn with & from others

·       Blogs

·       Google Drive

Mathematics

Shared Blog/Web 2.0 Tools

Usage of Shared Blog/Web 2.0 Tools for at least 50% of the topics.

Purchased Apps

P1-3 teachers to use Math purchased apps in Math lessons.

To motivate pupils in Mathematics through the use of ICT.

 

·       Kahoot

·       Quizizz

·       Quizlet

·       Google Apps

·       Apps

 

Science

Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL)

ICT is integrated in the IBL Lesson Packages to promote SDL & CoL. Blogging will be used as a platform for pupils to engage in discussions and presenting information.

1. To allow pupils to better grasp the concepts as they are constantly involved in the learning process.

 

2. To provide pupils with authentic contexts to apply their learning

·        Kahoot

·       Quizizz

·       Quizlet

·       Google Apps

·       Apps

 


Cyberwellness@Changkat

With dealing in this modern age of IT-savvy students, we need to also look into the etiquette in Cyberspace. Based on Cyberwellness framework from MOE of Respect for Self and Others and Safe and Responsible use of technology the school has implemented programmes for students to help them deal with moral issues online.

 

Cyberwellness ambassadors are also train to be leaders in leading cyber awareness to their peers. Term 2 Week 10 is dedicated to be cyberwellness week. 

Accessibility
Computer Lab 2 will be open every Friday from 2.30 to 3.30 p.m. to provide for students without internet access to complete computer work that has been assigned by their teachers. The lab will be manned by a school staff. Our students have easy access to the computers in the school library. Free access labs are also made available during the e-learning days to cater the need of students without internet access at home.