Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Students at CHIJ (Toa Payoh) Primary School Picks Up Skills Through E-book Software

Following MOE’s push for schools to move into a digital age , schools have been lapping up on the latest softwares for students and teachers. This has made KooBits a popular choice among educators for its capabilities as a competent e-book software. We take a look at how CHIJ (Toa Payoh) Primary School has effectively made use of this software to support their curriculum with technology.

KooBits, an lively e-book software helps users to easily create digital books. This e-book software rids users of cumbersome procedures to combine different multimedia tools together. For students, it enables them to fully express their creativity; for teachers, it saves time for them and relieves them of the hassle of learning the software. As a result, users can combine Youtube videos, JPEG images, flash animation and MP3 audio files to get a personalised e-book.

Teachers find this e-book technology useful in coming up with teaching materials for lessons. For instance, Mathematics in the school is taught using videos and images to give a multi-angle perspective. This e-book system also helps students comprehend topics better when they are tasked to create their own e-books. As part of the National Education syllabus, students were asked to come up with e-books to showcase the different values.

Students in CHIJ (Toa Payoh) Primary School have indeed shown that through the use of this e-book software, they have managed to acquire greater thinking, learning and communication skills.

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