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Information & Communications Technology

Vision

A school that effectively and creatively interacts with technology today and dream of its possibilities for tomorrow.

Mission

To equip students with ICT knowledge, skills and attitudes that will nurture them into effective, creative and independent learners who are able to meet future challenges.

Approach

In alignment with MOE’s vision for ICT in Education “Future-ready and Responsible Digital Learners”,  Meridian adopts a whole-school approach to the developing our students into 21st century ready and responsible digital learners in an ICT-enriched environment in 4 key strands:

  • Strand 1:  ICT Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
    • Innovative use of ICT for engaged learning
  • Strand 2:  Student ICT Capacity Building
    • Develop 21st century competencies and skills in students through effective use of ICT
    • Promote safe and responsible use of ICT
  • Strand 3:  Teacher ICT Professional Development
    • Encourage and create opportunities for teachers to design and deliver ICT-enriched learning experiences
  • Strand 4:  Systems
    • Support the use of ICT for teaching and learning, as well as for administrative efficiency

Key Programmes

A) Learn ICT
Student ICT Capacity Building Programme
Taking reference from MOE’s Baseline ICT Standard and New Media Literacies for primary schools, lessons are designed in spiral-upwards to progressively build the ICT capacity of our students. Each department has infused Baseline ICT skills into their curriculum so that students benefit from an ICT-enabled learning environment.  The skills covered include:
    • Microsoft Office Skills (eg. Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Sway)
    • Computational and Coding Skills (eg. Micro:bit, Scratch Junior)
    • Digital Art (eg. Sketchbook Pro)
    • Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools (eg. Google Doc) etc

B) Love ICT
1) Student-led Cyber Wellness Peer-Advocacy Programme
To engage student voice and promote cyber wellness peer advocacy, selected students serve as Cyber Wellness Ambassadors to champion the safe and responsible use of ICT to their peers.  These ambassadors will be equipped with the necessary skills via training (such as attending the East Zone ICT Cyber Wellness Conference) and with the guidance and support from teachers.

2) Partnering Parents and Guardians in Reinforcing Cyber Wellness at Home
To complement the cyber wellness curriculum in school, parents and guardians could set a good example at home in the use of technology and play an active role in guiding our children to navigate safely in the cyberspace.  We look forward to partnering parents in reinforcing consistent and coherent messaging for Cyber Wellness education:
    • Maintain a balanced lifestyle between the physical and the cyber world
    • Use ICT for positive purposes
    • Maintain a positive presence in cyberspace
    • Be a safe and responsible user of ICT
To help you to reinforce Cyber Wellness education at home, you may access Cyber Wellness resources here.

C) Lead ICT
ICT Warrior
As part of the school’s student leadership approach, each year two students from P3 to 6 classes are selected and developed to be the class “ICT Warrior”.  These ICT leaders are equipped with skills and competencies for their roles, responsibilities and expectations of an ICT leader so that they could be a positive peer influence in the use of ICT in the classroom.

Highlights

  • The school commemorate the Safer Internet Day each year with a morning assembly sharing.  Students pledged their support to promote safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology during a recess activity.
  • Our students took part in the East Zone Cyber Wellness Conferences to learn how to resolve different Cyber Wellness conflicts.  They also picked up skills to design an advocacy project to spread cyber wellness messages.
  • IMDA’s Lab on Wheels visited us in April to provide our P3s with coding and computational thinking experience. The students had fun learning and coding their toy ball, ‘hackaball’, through visual block-based programming. The workshop equipped our students with technological knowledge to be future ready digital citizens in Singapore’s Smart Nation.
  • In line with MOE’s effort to nurture “Future-ready and Responsible Digital Learners”, the school organised “Coding with Micro:bit Workshop” for our P4 students to increase their exposure to coding.  Through the fun and hands-on workshop, the students will improve in their computational thinking, which is the ability to communicate their thoughts in a structured and logical way.  The workshop also encourages them to be creative and promotes thinking “out of the box”.

For enquiries on the school’s ICT Department, please email: