Activity 1: What are your thoughts

Blog "comment" is commonly used in the learning activities to elicit responses from students quickly. It also allows us to respond to specific comments directly via the 'thread' feature.

In this activity,
Think of a question you have in mind with regards to your child's learning with the learning device. 

Then post this question under Comments, which we will make an attempt to discuss towards the end of the session.


40 comments:

  1. Do the kids learn how to use iMovie during ICT lessons to edit their own videos?

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    1. Student: Isa (Cyberwellness Ambassador)

      Yes, the students learn how to use iMovie during ICT lessons (Sec 2). As videography is a module taught in Secondary 2, iMovie will be taught in Secondary 2 as a form of video-activity software

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  2. Thanks very much for organising this engagement session. Personally, I find it useful as I'm never a Macbook user.

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  3. I enjoyed the introduction... Please keep up the good work!!!

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  4. how do we get to see what they have been doing online and the kind of assignments they do

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    1. You can go to the history of your Internet Browser, using Command + H on your keyboard

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    2. For how to view what the students are doing online, there is the history tab in the browser (Safari or Chrome), call it out using the Command + H function. It will bring out all websites your child view for a specific period of time (Last hour, last day) Note that history could be deleted from the records, so assuming the student did not delete the history, you can see what they have been doing online.

      To see what kind of assignments they do, either:
      1. Go the general students blog, under the sidebars "Learning Gateway", you can view the blogs the student use for their assignments.
      2. Sec 2 and above uses google classroom. Access to the google classroom requires the student's google account to log in and view the assignments

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  6. Do you have any recommendations on anti-virus software?

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    1. Personally, the school has no recommendations in anti-virus, so personally, McAfee or AVG should do it

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  7. Is it majority of homework are in the electronic form instead of hardcopy worksheets?

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    1. Homework is 60% hardcopy and 40% softcopy

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    2. Student: Marcus

      Due to the nature of the student's learning, there will be homework in the form of electronic softwares like google slides, google docs etc. However, as exams are still in pen and paper, to allow students to practise writing hardcopy, majority of practise homework will also be in pen and paper.

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  8. thank you for this wonderful workshop.

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  9. Question for students: How do you avoid getting distracted by whatsapp and other messages from classmates?

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    1. You can enable Do Not Disturb in your Apple Devices to prevent WhatsApp notifications from coming through. It is also recommended to turn on silent mode on your devices.

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    2. Hi there,

      Students may have used a website called web.whatsapp.com to access whatsapp. You would be able to log out from this website so the phone is not connected to the whatsapp on the computer

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  10. What is the nature of their formal assessment like MYE? Is it through pen and paper or through the learning device?

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    1. Formal assessments will be hard-copy, since O-Levels are also in hardcopy

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    2. Formal assessments like common test, Mid-Year Exams and End-of-Year exams are in hardcopy (Pen and Paper) format.

      It also determine of the nature of the subjects. Besides the MYE and EOYs, there also assessments like Alternative Assessments which are graded and require the use of the Learning Devices. Assignments may be like creating digital prototypes, typing out reports or even recording, and the marks from such assignments will be reflected in the final marks in the report book.

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  11. How do teacher know if a child is doing online learning or not.

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    1. Student: Kamal

      You can use Google Classroom (classroom.google.com) and login using his school email to keep track of his/her online assignments as they would be submitting their work there.

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  13. Few days ago this Macbook's screen suddenly went blank (when open) and cannot be on at all. It's not the low power problem as it was fully charge. A check on internet we realised this can happen to some Macbooks. This Macbook finally can be on again after many hours. Anyone face the same problem before?

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    1. It looks like that you did not press and hold the power button until the white apple logo appears. Other than that, I am not sure.

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  14. Noticed Keynote is used for presentation while Google Sheet is used on a Maths exercise vs Google Slides for presentation and Numbers? How is that so?

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    1. Firstly, Keynote would not be used as much as Google Slides, since Google Slides are more collaboration-friendly. Secondly, Numbers is not similar to Excel or Google Sheets in terms of being an infinite worksheet.

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    2. Student: Marcus

      Applications such as Google slides is like an online Keynote/Powerpoint used for students to complete assignment, the only difference is that it can be collaborated and multiple students can work on the slides at the same time as long as the slides are "Shared" with them.

      Most of the time, the choice on whether to use Keynote or Google Slides is dependant on the nature of the task. Google slides are used in classes for most group assignments as collaboration in google slides is much more easier as compared to Keynote/Powerpoint. Most teachers would allow either platform for the assignment issued.

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  15. is it all students will post command ? is the student don't post question, will teacher know it?

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  16. 1) How to control child access to undesirable sites?

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    1. Hi,

      There would be a Q&A session later which I would help to answer this question

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  17. Other than the laptop, is the hp required for their daily learning? If we withhold the use of hp, will it affect their ability to access learning related information?

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    1. The handphone is used for communication between other students for example, homework notification through WhatsApp, some apps only on the phone (soon on ADMT) and email notification.

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    2. Hi,

      There would be a Q&A session which I would help to answer this question.

      Generally speaking, HP is NOT required by the school, officially. However, applications like Gmail and Google Slides can be accessed via phone which makes it convenient for them to do work on MRT etc

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  18. Is LD used for all subjects during lesson time? Which means the class are having on-line lessons physically in the classroom.

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    1. The LD is used frequently during lesson time, all except S&W.

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    2. Student: Marcus

      LD is used for most subjects as a medium to enhance the student's learning. The teachers would still be teaching the concepts on the whiteboard, while the LDs are used for the student to research, work on class activities or to take notes. Most subjects require the use of LD, for example, Sports and Wellness (PE). It may sound like the LD is not really required, but sports teachers may ask students to research on a specific sports topic, like the rules of Soccer.

      In conclusion, the LD is used as an extension to the students learning for subjects.

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  19. Most pupils are learning to communicate through emails now which they seldom use to do. Are emails etiquette shared with them & also how to manage their mailbox ie how frequently they should archive their emails etc

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    1. Email etiquette is not shared with them, but do make sure to advise them to keep their inbox clean and tidy by discarding unused emails

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    2. Student: Marcus

      Email is usually used to communicate between classmates and teachers. For classmates, it may be used to plan events, ask questions and also share documents. For teachers, students usually post questions to teachers, plan events or to carry out administrative tasks.

      Email etiquette is usually not taught in school, however, students are usually advised on the proper way to communicate through emails, how to write a formal email to teachers.

      Students are also advised to keep a neat inbox in order to sieve out specific documents when they need to refer to it. It is also recommended for students to delete mails they no longer need or spam mails to keep a neat and tidy email account

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