Every Yangzhengnite uses ICT creatively, independently and responsibly for learning.
1) Provide level-based programmes to impart to pupils ICT knowledge and skills
2) Support IP & Non IP departments' programmes and activities that leverage on ICT
3) Enhance teaching and learning through e-learning
4) Build the capacity and competency of staff by equipping teachers with ICT knowledge and skills
5) Develop quality resources to enhance teaching and learning
YangZheng Primary School’s ICT department is committed to supporting our pupils, teachers and other staff members with the promulgation of educational affordance in ICT. It will do so by engaging both pupils and staff with the use of dynamic ICT programmes while ensuring that teaching and learning remain our core business. With the use of web 2.0, teachers and pupils will share self-developed content with an appropriate audience.
At YangZheng, the key programmes for pupils not only include the attainment of base-line ICT standards, they also include the promotion of learning through ICT using fun and interactive ways. Pupils will also be taught the importance of Cyberwellness, which compasses net safety and etiquette, copyright issues and respecting intellectual property.
The ICT department will also promote the inculcation of 21st Century skills of thinking, communication, collaboration and management through its programmes. This will ensure that all YangZheng pupils will embody the four domains of these skills and be confident, self-directed learners committed to life-long learning, concerned citizens and active contributors.
Teachers will play an integral role in the process. They will explore various assessment modes such as MC online portal and create multiple and appropriate platforms such as Google Docs to promote collaborative learning.
Launch of C-Quest - A Mobile App Game
With effect from November 2014, parents can now download a new mobile game app, C-Quest, and have conversations on cyber wellness with their children. It is developed by the Ministry of Education and targeted at parents with children aged 10 to 14, C-Quest is specially designed to facilitate meaningful parent-child conversations on their online experiences. Through the game, students will also learn to be safe, respectful, and responsible users of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Players can begin the game by choosing one of the three Cyber Navigators for their C-Quest to explore the cyber seas. The three Cyber Navigators are:
Master over Technology - to be captains of their own lives and not to be enslaved to technology and mobile gadgets;
Protector - to watch out for one another, as protectors, and be safe online; and
Relationship-Builder - to build positive relationships online, to avoid sparking unnecessary conflicts which would end up hurting others and one self.
C-Quest’ is available for download from today on the android platform, Google Play. The iOS version will be ready by 1 Nov 2014. Parents can also look out for cyber wellness tips posted on MOE’s Cyber Wellness Portal and the MOE Parents in Education portal.
Cyber Wellness Programme 2017
The Cyber Wellness programme in Yangzheng Primary is based on the MOE’s Cyber Wellness Framework. The main focus of the programme is to develop an instinct in each pupil to protect and empower themselves to take responsibility for their own well-being in cyberspace.
Since 2012, all Yangzhengnites are introduced to two main guiding principles, “Respect for Self and Other” and “Safe and Responsible Use”. These two principles are used in the planning and implementation of the various Cyber Wellness programmes for the pupils.
The activities carried out included assembly talks by teachers and external stakeholders; talks on Cyber Wellness-related topics during Sexuality Education, as well as CME lessons, for specific levels.
The school also garnered a Platinum Award for the Cyberonia programme by National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) in 2013.
Ever year, the school would nominate two P4 pupils to be the inaugural Cyber Wellness Ambassadors of YZPS. This year, together with 800 student participants (from 200 Primary and Secondary Schools) and more than 250 educators, they participated in the 2nd Cyber Wellness Student Ambassador Programme (CWSAP) Conference held at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP). Based on the theme ‘A Better Internet Begins with Me’, the conference engaged students on the essential roles of cyber wellness student ambassadors, with a focus on key cyber wellness issues such as the importance of having a healthy online identity.