With the increased emphasis on building a digital economy for Singapore’s future, SCGS aims to develop our kim geks to be future ready learners and responsible digital citizens.
Through ICT-enabled teaching, various enrichment programmes and Infocomm CCAs, our staff and kim geks will become informed and adept users of ICT in a modern, digital and global changing environment.
We are consistently building an environment and provide support that effectively facilitates ICT-enabled teaching and quality learning. Students undergo quality classroom lesson time that incorporates effective ICT-enabled pedagogical delivery and engagement. All these are aligned with the 4th Masterplan for ICT education.
ICT Baseline Skills
Students will be equipped with ICT baseline skills at the end of Primary Education to support them in learning and preparing them for future needs. The ICT baseline skills are designed in alignment with the MOE-prescribed Baseline ICT Standards. These skills represent the basic level of knowledge, skills and values that pupils need in order to fully benefit from a curriculum enriched with ICT, and eventually, thrive in a technology-driven society.
As Singapore gears up to be the world’s first Smart Nation, our students, being the future of Singapore, need to keep abreast with the technologies. They should not be passive recipients of technologies, but active contributors of the future. Code for Fun Enrichment programme and Modular Enrichment programmes are planned for students to increase their exposure to coding and computational thinking. The programmes turn code into kids’ play through the use of simple logical reasoning and animation. Through these activities, students not only develop problem-solving skills and creative thinking skills but also develop other 21st Century competencies so as to prepare them for the future.
Professional Development for Teachers
New technologies offer to education staff a wide new range of possibilities and tools, but with many challenges. ICT needs to be approached with proper guidance and training. This year, our teachers explored a few ICT platforms, such as Kahoots, Nearpod and SLS to better engage our pupils in Teaching and Learning.
This year, the primary division teachers were encouraged in the use of NEarpod to be infused into Teaching and Learning. This gives pupil real-time support and encouragement that boosts engagement and produces significant gains in student achievement. Teachers were trained and working sessions were planned.