Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Huamin Primary School Students Get Help from E-book Technology

At Huamin Primary School, teachers are encouraged to incorporate technology into their curriculum. This helps students 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 produce interesting and dynamic content. For teachers, KooBits acts as an agent to produce with teaching materials where students can participate during lessons. As a result, students are more attentive during lessons. For students, KooBits encourages them to look 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.

A lower primary student at the school commented that this e-book programme helped him to remember challenging topics. The drop down box choices available gets students to participate during lessons. He also felt that the software was user-friendly and this helped him better express his creativity.

Huamin 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 Huamin Primary School on a whole. It has helped the school achieve their vision of empowering pupils with the ability of self learning and life long learning .

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