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Information Communication & Technology (ICT)

Vision

ICT for Learning, ICT for Life

Mission

To enrich learning with innovative practices and develop pupils who are confident in embracing ICT.


Overview

The Masterplan for ICT in Education drive the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education. In Masterplan 3 (2009 – 2014), the goal is for pupils to develop competencies for Self-Directed and Collaborative Learning (SDL and CoL) through the effective use of ICT, as well as become discerning and responsible ICT users. That is why in Yew Tee, we believe in the effective use of ICT for the development of 21st century competencies which are also aligned to our Pupil Vision Outcomes (PVO). Through ICT enriched learning experiences embedded in appropriate syllabus, pupils are presented with opportunities to engage in SDL and CoL. At the same time, a structured Cyberwellness programme is in place to guide and develop our pupil’s instinct to protect himself and empower him to take responsibility for his own well-being in cyberspace.

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Teaching & Learning of ICT in YTPS

Pupils in Yew Tee acquire digital literacy through exposure to both Windows and Mac platforms. A structured and enriching ICT curriculum is catered to pupils in their 6 years of primary school education. At the end of their primary school years in Yew Tee, our pupils would acquire the necessary Baseline ICT Standards that would facilitate their digital learning beyond primary school and use technology pervasively in life. To achieve this, the school invested in ICT infrastructure that extends beyond the standard equipment and procured ICT devices such as the iPod Touch, iPad, full campus wireless access and the classroom management system.  

Programme Highlights

Baseline ICT Programme

Pupils acquire the baseline ICT skills progressively from primary 1 to primary 6. This is to equip pupils with the essential ICT skills that support them in learning and their future needs. ICT lesson is integrated with Project Work (PW) to provide pupils with the opportunity to apply the ICT skills acquired.

Level
Programmes
Primary 1 Baseline ICT Standards Lessons
Skill Areas:
Basic Operations
Touch Typing
Learning With Text
Primary 2
Baseline ICT Standards Lessons
Skill Areas:
Learning With Text (Advanced)
Primary 3
Baseline ICT Standards Lessons
Skill Areas:
Learning With Searches
Learning With Multimedia
Primary 4
 Baseline ICT Standards Lessons
Skill Areas:
Learning With Searches
Learning With Multimedia
Learning With Spreadsheet
Learning With Communication Tools
Primary 5
Baseline ICT Standards Lessons
Skill Areas:
Learning With Searches (Internet Search Engine)
Learning With Text

Operate Microsoft Word for script writing and to print script
Learning With Data Collection Tools 
Primary 6
Baseline ICT Standards Lessons
Skill Areas:
Learning With Searches (Internet Search Engine)
Learning With Data Collection Tools

ICT Infused Lesson in Curriculum

All pupils engage in Self-directed and Collaborative Learning (SDL and CoL) lessons through the use of ICT. SDL and CoL are key teaching and learning features as they encourage communication among peers, thus enhancing self-confidence and relationship management. Teachers make use of the LMS as a platform to promote SDL and CoL. A series of web 2.0 tools as well as dataloggers and the iPod Touch are incorporated into lesson delivery for SDL and CoL.

School Holiday Enrichment Programmes

To equip pupils with ICT skills beyond the baseline standards, the school organises holiday enrichment programmes during the 4 termly school holidays. Conducted by our in-house Allied Educators in ICT, the enrichment programmes are complimentary and pupils participate actively. These ICT skills include digital drawing, photograph editing and basic Robotics programming.

Amazing ME - ICT

Stop-motion-animation was first introduced to the primary 5 pupils during Amazing ME in 2012. The objective of the programme is to instill school values of Respect and Perseverance in our pupils and to equip them with the ability to accomplish animation through the use of common items such as webcam and plasticine. During the learning process, pupils are given the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and display their creativity. 

Cyberwellness Programme

Our Cyberwellness Programme aims to educate pupils on the responsible use of internet, raise the awareness of pupils of the dangers in cyberspace and equip them with the knowledge on how to keep themselves safe online. Pupils are taught the different topics of Cyberwellness during ICT lessons and as part of the Values Education programme conducted by the school counsellor. In addition, pupils engage in cyberwellness activities during CME and Art lessons, as well as assembly programmes. Parents are invited to attend cyberwellness talks which are conducted by external partners so as to equip parents with the necessary knowledge to support cyberwellness at home.

E-Learning

During the E-Learning Day, all pupils need not report to school as they will engage in online learning tasks from home. All pupils are required to complete the online assignments assigned by their teachers as these assignments are designed to facilitate schooling should schools be closed during an emergency situation. Pupils without computers or internet access at home are advised to use the computers in school.

ICAS - Computer Skills

The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) are independent skills-based assessments with a competition element. In Yew Tee, pupils from primary 3 – primary 6 are invited to participate in ICAS in the subject of Computer Skills. More information with regard to ICAS in computer skills can be found at http://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/subjects/computer-skills