A dream realized
This is a dream realized! Long ago, I had dreams of a time in space where students could freely use the computer and access the internet in and out of class to facilitate learning. We started this style of learning when 30 brand new desktops were installed in our ICT lab in September 2011. We also installed several LCD projectors in strategic rooms. But never in my wildest dreams, did I envisage Chromebooks to be used in place of computer desktops for learning. But here it is today, 80 Chromebooks were supplied by YTL Frogasia to SMK Convent Sentul. They opened a whole new world of learning for teachers and students through the FrogVLE.
|5 Anggerik 2014 during their Biology class in August.|
These Chromebooks are portable and can be brought to class or to the labs. The 80 units means each student can interact one on one with the Chromebook.The image above shows students who are so totally engaged in their Biology lesson facilitated by Pn Fitri Yanti. They are eagerly and happily surfing for information on the topic "Meiosis and mitosis" using their Chromebooks. They interact actively with one another and the computer to digest the information on their screens. This is active and student centered learning!
|5 Anggerik 2014 students showing their |
unmistakable joy at using the Chromebooks
|Jivanesh and Sor Wei Peng demonstrating their use of the|
Chromebooksduring the opening launch of CLIC in UTC Sentul
We also had the joy of witnessing 5 Form 2 girls selected to demonstrate their use of the Chromebooks during the launch of the CLIC ( Creative Learning IT Center ) in UTC Sentul to important guests. The afternoon session teachers and students are extremely proactive in the use of Chromebooks due to En Mazwan and En Azmizi providing the strong technological support needed
|Collaborative learning using the Chromebook|
Form 2 girls Septemeber 2014.
|The sites on Frog VLE. The orange site shows the |
the Physics projects.done by 5 Bakawali 2014 students
|Students can review their friends's work after class hours. These lessons |
come with interesting and appropriate Youtube movies
Last year I started a Whatapps group called "Anak Physics." I had students from as far as Subang and Puchong and IB students from private schools as well as our students in this group. Different members would pose videos and questions on Physics and the active discourse that went on indicate the intellectual activity of the group members in different ways.
|We had posted a question on boiling point. |
This was one of the responses from a member to
help the rest understand the animated discussion
on effects of air pressure boiling point.
|Some students could not sleep peacefully until they |
fully understood. The joy of the students.
This discussion went on till close to midnight
The learning skills needed for the 21st century are technology savviness, team work culture and bilingual language skills. I hope to see more and more innovative ideas on computer aided learning taking place among students, teachers , parents and administrators. Can we move together in this direction? It will be another dream come true