Info-Communication Technology Department
As part of the school’s continuous efforts to
support the Smart Nation vision, the Information and Communication Technology
(ICT) Department regularly organises events to engage students in promoting
meaningful use of ICT for active learning and developing students’ 21st
century competencies. As the teacher’s role shift from one that delivers
content to one that facilitates deeper learning, the department also helps to
provide teachers with learning and networking opportunities in their
professional development in ICT.
Cyber wellness in CVSS entails a comprehensive programme equipped to provide an understanding of the appropriate and responsible behaviour with regard to technology use as well as knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary to protect oneself and other internet users in the cyber world. Through cyber wellness training sessions, Cyber Wellness Student Ambassadors are equipped with relevant knowledge of cyber wellness issues and better prepared to inspire and promote safe and responsible use of information and communications technology to the rest of the school population. The ambassadors design and carry out interactive and experiential activities which address pressing issues such as gaming addiction, scams and cyber bullying during the exhibition on Cyber Wellness Day. To broaden understanding of cyber issues, a mass talk is conducted as part of the Cyber Wellness Day programme to empower students to take responsibility for own well-being in cyber space.
Interactive activities designed by Cyber Wellness Student Ambassadors for Cyber Wellness Day
Home-Based Learning Day was held on 6
March for the Secondary 1 and 2 students. The objective was to allow students
to learn independently from home in the event of a school closure. Students
accessed the online resources to complete various tasks set by the English,
Mathematics, Mother Tongue, Science and Humanities teachers. Unlike previous
years where Home-Based Learning was timetabled, students this year had a choice
of the sequence of subjects they wanted to do, as long as they completed them
in the stipulated time.
Information-communications Media Development Authority
(IMDA) Lab on Wheels
Students were treated to a fun-filled experience in exploring new technology beyond the classroom aimed at widening their perspective in innovation thinking. Besides learning about technology, students also gained insights on learning with technology. Students had hands-on experience in using some of the emerging technologies such as Neeuro SenzeBand - a brainwave sensor used to control game by using one’s focus, and Microsoft Hololens – a pair of mixed reality smartglasses which allows the user to interact with the holograms in the world around him.
Students engaged in immersive technology on board IMDA Lab on Wheels
Micro Controller Programme
This year, the micro controller programme was introduced to the Secondary 2 Express and Normal Academic students. The programme aims to encourage students to be digital creators and makers, so as to cultivate real world problem-solving skills. It encourages digital creativity and innovation, as well as fosters collaboration and co-creation with fellow peers.
Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDE) Robotics 2018
The IDE Robotics Competition is a national technology and engineering competition event organised by Nullspace on 15 March. Our North Stars took part in the surprise mission competition using the LEGO® Mindstorms platform and we are proud that our North Stars emerged as champions in this competition.
Champions in the IDE Robotics Competition 2018
Staff Professional Development
As part of professional development in ICT, teachers from various departments attended the annual N3 Cluster ICT Symposium to stay connected with fellow educators on the effective use of ICT for teaching and learning. The symposium showcased the pedagogical approaches used by teachers to design quality teaching and learning with technology that supports the learning experiences of students. Our teams from the Humanities Department and the Craft and Technology Department contributed to the broader community by sharing their ideas at the symposium.
Our team of teachers from the Science Department took part in the North Zone Student Learning Space (SLS) Design Challenge which provides teachers the opportunity to apply design principles in the SLS pedagogical scaffold to solve teaching and learning problems using the tools and resources in SLS.
The team from Malay Department was selected to present at the biennial International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology. The team shared their innovative and proficient use of ICT in lessons to engage students.
Our teacher presenters at ICTLT 2018