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Wednesday, March 30 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Model Lesson 3: 341 Herstory of Nanyang Girls' High School - The Uses and Users of iBooks LIMITED

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Curriculum time is precious to all teachers; being able to complete the syllabus as well as elicit deep thinking in students is always an ideal objective. This model lesson will demonstrate how iBooks can be utilized in an academic unit to facilitate independent learning and to create more time to develop higher order thinking in class.

Nanyang Girls’ High School has been on one-to-one computing since 2011. Like many other institutions, Nanyang Girls’ High School has been applying the principles of flip teaching in the curriculum. Beyond assigning readings as homework, the Herstory ibook taps on the platform offered by Apple to enhance students’ learning, self-assessment and project management.

Herstory is part of the Secondary 3 Language Arts curriculum. It requires students to recall the characteristics of different text types and forms, comprehend how these linguistic features affect communication, and apply this knowledge in a group project, in order to create a story that gives voice to the challenges faced by women.

In the past, this unit relied largely on teacher-centred approaches, especially when it came to explaining the task requirements and the possible approaches, which often took 1 or 2 curriculum periods. With flip teaching made possible through the iBook, such dissemination of information and revision could be done outside of class, allowing teachers to improve the analysis and evaluation process of learning.

The iBook is used in several ways: Firstly, beyond a substitution of the textbook, the iBook allows teachers to incorporate assessment for learning. Secondly, it is designed as a one-stop manual to guide students in their collaborative project. Thirdly, it provides a platform to increase student engagement by using multimedia.

The new challenge for teachers is then how they can facilitate the in-class feedback such that it elicits higher-order thinking and how to maintain focus and engagement in class.

The team believe that knowledge should be shared. Hence, our iBook was made available on the public domain. One restriction is that teachers are only able to use materials which do not infringe on copyright. This however motivates the creation of original content. Teachers collaborate to create such content and in the process, the strengths of different teachers are tapped on.

This presentation will share the ICT tools and resources available to augment the textbook, the pedagogical considerations in the planning of this unit and measures taken to address the problems faced in classroom management.

Presenters
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LEUAR WOAN KHI

Nanyang Girls' High School
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YAO LING YUN

Nanyang Girls' High School


Wednesday March 30, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT+08
MR 308 Suntec City Convention Hall