Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ebook Technology for ICT in Punggol Primary School

At Punggol Primary School, teachers are encouraged to encompass technology into their curriculum. This aids students in their comprehension of topics by giving them a more holistic view on the subjects.

KooBits, an e-book software developed to host a range of multimedia tools helps users to generate interesting and dynamic content. For teachers, KooBits acts as an agent to generate with teaching materials where students can participate during lessons. As a result, students are more engaged during lessons. For students, KooBits drives them to go beyond their classrooms. They can tap on over 6,000 resources that come with the programme. So far, the students here have effortlessly created digital books for the all the subjects in the curriculum.

Some primary and lower secondary students feel that with the technology behind this ebook software is rather easy to learn, and has helped them in their journey through learning. KooBits brings the full potential of ebook technology into digital learning, publishing, social media and entertainment. KooBits editing tools allow users to intuitively create engaging digital content in flash, as compared to other tools.

An upper secondary school student was all praise for the wide variety of resources that came with the programme. In addition, she felt that the e-book authoring tool is user-friendly and students can easily combine Youtube videos, JPEG images, flash animation and MP3 audio files to get a personalised e-book.

Having Koobits as part of the IT programme has benefited Punggol Primary School on a whole. It has helped the school achieve their vision of equiping students and teachers with the appropriate ICT tools to experiment, contextualize and boost current teaching pedagogies .

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