Last year when I received the news that my army reservist clashing with iCTLT 2010, I was really disappointed. Edtech has advanced much over the past 2 years (the last iCTLT was held in 2008) and I look forward seeing and hearing educators all over the world sharing their edtech adventures. Now I can only pin my hopes on my Google Reader, Twitter (also check out hashtag #ICTLT2010) and the Official iCTLT homepage.
To all educators who will be attending iCTLT 2010, have fun advancing learning with ICT: Innovate Collaborate Transform! To overseas educators, enjoy your stay in Singapore and do give a shout-out to me here or Twitter!
New Interactive Learning Trail in Chinatown Makes Learning of Chinese Language and Heritage Engaging for our Students
From MOE Press Releases:
A new wireless interactive learning trail at Chinatown will offer students a fun, authentic way to learn about Chinese Language and culture. Through the use of specially programmed mobile phones, students can participate in activities at seven designated wireless-enabled hotspots along the trail to learn more about Chinatown’s heritage.
Looks like a great learning trail using mobile devices. However it’s only for secondary school students.
Update: Channel News Asia report
Research shows using ICT in Chinese language teaching can help students from English speaking families to achieve better results in Chinese language. In fact it should apply to all students
Mobile phones are featured, though the report mentioned mobile phones only have Internet access and no voice calls and SMS. Not really leveraging on the computing power of mobile phones if you ask me.
Source: The Sunday Times 14 February 2010:
The new science lesson? To me it’s not about the technology, it’s about the possibilities of teachers and students crowdsourcing science concepts and making sense out of content in curriculum.
From The Straits Times 4 Feb 2010:
A stern reminder of Singapore’s Sedition Act.
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