|E 3||Enable, Enhance and Engage|
|SAMR||Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition|
Multiple Choice Question
1) Will my child suffer from short-sightedness if he uses the computing device too much? Will there be regular breaks?
There will be regular breaks at every 1 hour of usage. They will be made to stretch themselves, look far ahead, simply blinking their eyes and do the eyes exercise.
2) What if my family cannot afford to buy the computing device?
The school has several options to help families in need to purchase the computing device for the pupil. Please make an appointment to see the school Principal to discuss the best option.
3) What difference in performance is observed between E3 and other students.
First of all, being in a one-to-one computing programme does not guarantee an improvement in results. That is not the objective of the programme. Rather we hope to see an improvement in the way pupils learn. We realised that pupils in the programme tries to find out more information pertaining to the topic with the projects they are involved in. They manage to dig out information beyond the curriculum. Also, they become a little more analytical and critical in the findings they have. Best of all, they began to learn to work together in a team better.
Having said all this, rest assured that the results from pupils in the pilot classes this year do not fare worse than their peers. Most of them did just as well as pupils not in the programme if not better.
4) Does E3 students suffer deterioration in their eye sight?
Not really. For a start, we do not need them to use every single minute of every single academic day in school. As mentioned earlier, there is a combination of books and worksheets with digital tools that we do in class. Also, we get the pupils to take a break after every 45 minutes of digital work.