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Information & Communication Technology


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Curricular Objectives

   The Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Department seeks to develop competencies in our pupils for self-directed and collaborative learning through the use of ICT and become discerning and responsible ICT users in the 21st Century. We want to build a culture of innovation and a community of reflective practitioners through ICT platforms by supporting the continuous professional learning and development of our teachers. We believe in creating a responsive and flexible ICT learning environment in school and accessibility to learning resources from home and building a strong Cyber Wellness programme in school through the MOE’s Cyber Wellness Framework. We believe in engaging partners-in-education and stakeholders in the education technology industry to enhance support for pupils’ learning.

 

The ICT Experience @ Westwood!

  The ICT Experience@Westwood is a programme through which every pupil will be equipped with the fundamental ICT skills to be a future-ready, anchor-steady individual. Through the  Baseline ICT Standard Literacy Programme, pupils will be equipped with the essential ICT skills for the 21st Century and learn to be self-directed and collaborative learners. With the increasing use of technology in schools and homes, cyber wellness is aimed to develop pupils’ instinct to protect himself and empower him to take responsibility for his own well-being while in cyberspace..

LEVEL

TARGETED SKILL(S)

Integration of ICT into Curricular and Co-curricular Subjects

Primary 1

q  Basic Computer Literacy

q  Typing Skills

q  Launching a software

q  Basic use of MS Word

q  Use of Web 2.0 Tools

 

q  E-Books in Media Resource Library

q  ICT-enabled Learning Trails (Use of mobile devices in Zoo, within the school)

q  iFlash

q  Hansvision

q  MCOnline

q  Student Learning Space

q  Mixed media in Art

q  Use of Web 2.0 tools in class

Primary 2

q  Advanced MS Word

q  Use of Web 2.0 Tools

q  Browsing for images using Internet Explorer

q  Social Learning Wall in MCOnline

q  Sending emails/attachments

Primary 3

q  MS PowerPoint

q  Use of Web 2.0 Tools

q  Browsing for information using Internet Explorer

Primary 4

q  Basic MS Excel

q  Use of Animation

 

Primary 5

q  Publish and share information using e.g. Weebly, Google Site

 

Primary 6

q  Video Editing Skills (Basic)

q  Use of Movie Maker

 






















Cyberwellness

The Cyber Wellness programme in Westwood uses the Sense-Think-Act approach to develop a child’s instinct to act responsibly in cyber space. This is based on two guiding principles: ‘Respect for Self and Others’ and ‘Safe and Responsible Use’.    

 

Our Approach

 Partnership

  • Partnership with parents to support them in understanding cyber wellness issues and risks, as well as involving parents in reinforcing cyber wellness principles at home could ensure a more effective inculcation of these principles in pupils.

 

Integrating Cyber Wellness Core Values into Curriculum

  • Leveraging on Assembly & FTGP as a platform to share key messages in Cyber Wellness
  • Leveraging on Civics Moral Education (CME) to inculcate the right values in cyberspace

Resources

  • Online Resources on Internet Safety Local

1. MOE Cyber Wellness Portal

http://ict.edumall.sg/cyberwellness

2. Media Literacy Council    

http://www.medialiteracycouncil.sg/Pages/default.aspx

3.  NetSmartzKids – contains animations, games and information for kids to stay safe online : http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm  

4.  Download the app ‘C-Quest’, a mobile app game(available on Play Store and iTunes) to promote conversations about Cyber Wellness between parents and child about Cyber Wellness. 



Information & Communication Technology Committee

Ms Ngiam Wee Heng (HOD ICT)

Mdm Kee Suat Har

Mrs Jasmine Wong-Koh Hwee Ling

Mdm Siti Kalsom

Ms Li Huili

Ms Yong Lee Min

Mdm Yvette Oo

Mr Loh Chee Wei

Mr Lee Ren Hoe

Ms Dawn Sia

Ms Seow Wei Lin

Mr Khoo Rong Huang

Mdm Azimah

Mdm Suhaila

Mdm Han Yu Chin