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Infocomm & Technology


 “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 is administered to ensure that our students are equipped with the relevant ICT skills to help them attain the Baseline Standards set by MOE. The Core ICT Programme is conducted during school hours by our IT Resident Trainer.

 

In 2019, we introduced our Applied Learning Programme (ALP). ALP has a E3 approach - Engage, Enrich and Empower - to cultivate a joy of learning in our students. With the theme ‘ECO@CKP’, it seeks to have our students be:

·       Empathetic towards our Earth and Environment

·       Skilful in Computational thinking with development of Coding skills

·       Opportunity seekers (through Design Thinking)

Its emphasis is on hands-on learning and experiments, solving real-life problems related to our Earth and Environment in our everyday lives.

 

Students will then apply these skills they learnt in the implementation of their Project Work (PW), which is the end product of the ALP.

 

We believe in a spiral approach where students will revisit 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

(1 hour per week)

·       Term 1 : Basic touch-typing, introduction to computer system and its peripherals

·       Term 2 : Open tools such as MS Word Processor, PowerPoint, etc

·       Term 3 : Awbie (Block Programming) Go to this website to find out what it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08wCvxDFE2k

·       Term 4 : Moo-O Plus (Reading Programme). Go to this website to find out what it is: https://www.facebook.com/moo.o.community/videos/1691734127515737/?v=1691734127515737

Make a simple presentation using MS PPT to promote upcycling, with the context of Moo-O plus story (Ice-cream Stick)

Primary 2

(1 hour per week)

·       Term 1 : Basic touch-typing

·       Term 2 : Open tools such as MS Word Processor, PowerPoint, etc;

·       Term 3 : Moo-O Plus

·       Term 4 : Basic SCRATCH Programming

Create a Scratch interactive animation to promote awareness of climate change

Level 2:

Basic / Intermediate Coding

Primary 3

(9 sessions of 1 hour each)

·       Micro:bits (Basic)

Create a micro:bit prototype to promote 3R (Reduce/Reuse/Recycle)

Primary 4 (9 sessions of 1 hour each)

·       Micro:bits (Intermediate)

Create a micro:bit prototype related to smart school/garden

Level 3:

Advanced Coding

Primary 5 (9 sessions of 1 hour each)

·       Micro:bits (Advanced)

Build a micro:bit prototype to solve an open-ended environment problem

 

 

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 students frequently in various subjects to ensure that students 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.

 

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.