Information & Communications Technology
|Mr Fairuzaman Bin Haidzir||Head of Departmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Ng Jun Qi||Subject Heademail@example.com|
|Mrs Joanne Liou||Code For Fun Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Ms Low Ren Fong||Cyberwellness Coordinator
|Ms Nur Arifah Adnan||Baseline Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Ms Tan Chiew Hoon||iPads Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Mr Wong Liang Wee||AVA Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Mr Calvin Boh||ICT Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Chuah Tiong Chee||Technical Assistantemail@example.com|
ICT BASELINE SKILLS (PRIMARY 1 TO 4)
The Ministry of Education has developed the third Masterplan for ICT in Education (2009-2014). The third Masterplan represents a continuum of the vision of the first and second Masterplans i.e. to enrich and transform the learning environments of our students and equip them with the critical competencies and dispositions to succeed in a knowledge economy.
To achieve this, a set of Baseline ICT standards for pupils was introduced after the review of the second Masterplan for ICT in Education to ensure that all pupils acquire the necessary ICT skills to support them in learning and prepare them for future needs. At the end of the Primary education, pupils will be able to:
- Operate computers and applications in ICT-enabled learning environment
- Search for information and communicate over the Internet
- Create a short document using a word processor
- Represent tables of information in word processors and spreadsheets
- Create a short presentation with multimedia elements
- Collect data using ICT tools
INTEGRATION OF ICT SKILLS INTO SCHOOL CURRICULUM
In De La Salle School, these ICT skills are taught to our Lasallians over a span of their 6 years of education in our school. The teaching of these ICT skills to our Lasallians are not taught per se but are actually infused into the school curriculum and learning activities.
A summary of ICT applications used by our Lasallians in school to learn these ICT skills are as follows:
Navigating GUI (E-learning Portal) Microsoft Word
Emailing (E-learning Portal)
Forum Usage (E-learning Portal)
Wiki (E-Learning Portal)
E-LEARNING @DLSS (PRIMARY 1 TO 6)
Learning today has no boundaries and is no longer limited within the four walls of a traditional classroom setting. Our Lasallians, who are the digital natives of today are also naturally comfortable and adaptable when using technology. In a 2014 survey held in our school, it was found that 95% of our Lasallians are equipped with at least a computer and Internet access at home.
These are favorable factors which De La Salle School has tapped on to add value and support the learning of our Lasallians. In year 2006, our school's E-learning Portal was introduced to all Lasallians.
OUR E-LEARNING PORTAL
Our E-learning portal enables our teachers to create IT-infused lessons and course packages to supplement school lessons from home for Lasallians’ self-paced and supplementary learning.
Through the E-learning portal, Lasallians will have access to:
- Communication tools such as forum, blog, email, announcements and surveys.
- Access online worksheets (with auto-marking function) and course packages assigned by our teachers.
- Comprehensive and interactive learning resources and materials for Mathematics, English, Science and Mother Tongue designed for Lasallians’ self-paced learning.
- Access to the online encyclopaedia and dictionary.
- Educational games and activities.
- E-Portfolio system to store and share their works.
The functionalities provided by our E-learning portal is extremely wide. Through this E-learning portal, De La Salle School aims to use this platform as a means to encourage Lasallians to:
- Take charge of their own learning
- Be engaged in their learning
- Collaborate and share their knowledge with their peers
- Publish and take ownership of their works
LASALLIAN LOG ON
Lasallians will be able to log on to the E-learning portal in school or at home via this URL: http://lms.asknlearn.com/dlss/
PARENT LOG ON
Similarly, parents may log on to the E-learning parents' portal to monitor your child’s progress through the Parents Portal link found on the main page of our E-learning portal.
The logon details for parents are:
- Child's UserID : [Your Child's Birth Certificate Number]
- Password : parents (Please change your password upon first log in)
CYBER WELLNESS (PRIMARY 1 TO 6)
With rapid advancement of technology and increased Internet connectivity, our Lasallians are getting much exposure to both the good and bad in cyberspace. Thus it is important that we equip our Lasallians with the necessary skills to manage themselves in cyberspace. A cyber wellness programme is thus necessary.
MOE has provided schools with various resources to support in their implementation of a cyber wellness programme. In De La Salle School, the main platform for the delivery of the lessons is via Form Teacher Guidance Period. The MOE Sexuality Education, The Growing Years package also has Cyber Wellness-related contexts where relevant.
The school also encourages the Primary 4 Lasallians to take part in the Junior Cyber Wellness Achiever Award. This is an activity dedicated to help the Primary 4 Lasallians learn about having fun online and still keep healthy. The aim here is to educate them on what they might face out on the internet. Participants of the programme will learn, among other things, about creating strong passwords and protecting their personal information and computers.