Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gan Eng Seng Primary School taps on Resources of E-book Technology

At Gan Eng Seng Primary School, teachers are encouraged to include technology into their curriculum. This helps pupils in their understanding of topics by giving them a more all-rounded dimension on the subjects.

KooBits, an e-book programme developed to host a range of multimedia tools helps users to create 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 attentive during lessons. For students, KooBits motivates them to think beyond their classrooms. They can tap on over 6,000 resources that come with the programme. So far, the students here have easily created digital books for the all the subjects in the curriculum.

A upper primary student at the school commented that this e-book authoring tool helped him to remember tough topics. The drop down box choices available gets students to participate during lessons. He also felt that the software was clear-cut and this helped him better express his creativity.

Gan Eng Seng Primary School recently built a library to archive the works done by students and teachers. This provides a chance for people to share the digital books and encourages cooperation among the users.

Having Koobits as part of the IT programme has benefited Gan Eng Seng Primary School on a whole. It has helped the school achieve their vision of enriching learning with effective and innovative use of technology .

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