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One to One iPad Learning Programme
Information technology is a vital reality in the professional and educational world. In 2012, SPKC started to integrate IT components into lessons and also to implement the “iPad Pilot Programme” – each student is given one iPad to be used as a daily learning tool inside the school campus until the end of the term. In 2017, our school launched the “One to One iPad Learning Programme” – all S1 students bring their own iPads to school that learning can occur everywhere and at anytime.
Today, junior students participate in the “One to One iPad Learning Programme”.
Why does SPKC develop e-learning?
Information technology has changed how people work and communicate in the 21st century. It enhances the effectiveness of learning and teaching, classroom interaction as well as student’ ability in self-directed learning, problem-solving and collaboration. To equip our students to face the changes and increase the efficiency of teaching and learning, there has been an ongoing implementation and development in e-learning on our campus, providing an optimal technological environment infused with digital learning tools.
How does SPKC prepare for this new learning trend?
SPKC has purchased more than 200 iPads for e-teaching and e-learning. AppleTV, which can be used to stream video signals from iOS devices, has been installed in all function rooms and classrooms. Projector panels have also been installed to ensure the system is user-friendly. The whole campus is connected to a high-speed WiFi network to suit increasing needs. All teachers and students have hands-on experience in e-learning, and we are all able to benefit from the iPads and the enhanced IT environment.
Technological advancement provides SPKC with opportunities to engage learners and also increases our flexibility in delivery of the curriculum. The use of different devices and a variety of subject-related applications (mobile or web-based) has become an integrated part of our teaching and learning.
What is SPKC doing now?
Collaborative learning is important for teaching and learning. Students learn to discuss and work on problems or questions together. In English lessons, students develop, edit and share their ideas using Google Slides.
Flipped learning, a new pedagogical approach, creates a flexible environment and a positive learning culture in which students can benefit during lesson time. Different e-platforms (e.g. Youtube and Mathspace) are commonly used in Mathematics lessons. Students can choose when and where they learn, and make use of in-class time to clarify understanding and to explore topics at a greater depth.
Kahoot! is an interactive and free game-based learning platform. Many of our teachers use it to enhance assessment of learning. Students can have fun while they are learning in these lessons.
iPad and Apple Pencil bring digital art up to the same level as analog art. In Visual Arts lessons, students use Sketches to complete their design and/or to make beautiful drawings. Students also use iPad as a tool to for research for their masterpiece.
Mr. Jimmy Tse, the Head of the IT Committee, introduced our e-Campus to all S1 parents during a Parents’ Training Workshop. Different applications such as e-Class and Parent MDM were also introduced during the workshop.