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iN.SG Newsletter - Translating ideas into practice at eduLab@AST 1Total Translating ideas into practice at eduLab@AST May 1, 7:10PM "Living lab" allows teachers to experiment with technologies beforetrying them out in schools.

iN.SG Newsletter - Translating ideas into practice at eduLab@AST 1 Total
Translating ideas into practice at eduLab@AST
May 1, 7:10 PM
"Living lab" allows teachers to experiment
with technologies before trying them out in schools.
http://www.ida.gov.sg/insg/post/Translating-ideas-into-practice-at-eduLabAST.aspx
slide 1 of my presentation

The Java Simulation Design, for example, is aimed at furthering inquiry-based learning through the use of computer models to enhance students’ understanding of abstract concepts in physics. During the visit by the iCTLT delegation, Mr Lawrence Wee Loo Kang from the Educational Technology Division of MOE presented examples such as the Falling Magnet and Solenoid Model, which was used to illustrate how voltage generated as a magnet passes through a metallic ring, and the Collision Carts Model which depicted the impact created by the collision of two objects. “The guided inquiry approach of this project allows students to conduct scientific investigation inquiries on the computer models and propose or deduce physics concepts in agreement with the evidence or data collected in the computer models and real world,” said Mr Wee. “This allows students to be in control of the learning.”

picture of Ejs Open Source Long Magnet Falling Through Solenoid Model with AJC by lookang, based on a version by original model by http://www.compadre.org/osp/items/detail.cfm?ID=10327 Magnet Falling Through Ring Model written by Maria Jose Cano, Ernesto Martin &Francisco Esquembre.

picture of Collision Carts Model by lookang based on an original model by Francisco Esquembre found here F:\EasyJavaSimulation\EJS_4.1_081216\EJS_4.1\workspace\source\users\murcia\fem\physics\mechanics\Collision1D.xml


photo i took of the eduLab banner that has my photo at eduLab event




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Translating ideas into practice at eduLab@AST

Posted date: 2 May 2012
eduLab@AST
Delegates from iCTLT check out some of the ICT solutions showcased at eduLab@AST.
A “living lab” has been launched to provide teachers with the opportunity to experiment with evolving technologies before trying them out in their schools. eduLab@AST, located at the Academy of Singapore Teachers at Malan Road, was launched by Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Manpower at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (iCTLT) 2012 on 29 March 2012.
eduLab@AST will play a key role in translating ideas to practice by fostering ideation and collaboration across schools in their experimentation with technology in education; promoting the adoption of successful use of technology in education; and exploring and experimenting with innovative ICT-based instructional solutions facilitated by multi-platform computing environments that simulate ICT infrastructure in schools. This facilitates schools in experimenting with ICT solutions without worrying about the need to invest in ICT infrastructure set-up.
In a presentation to a visiting iCTLT delegation at the facility, it was highlighted that eduLab@AST is aimed at supporting teachers in the classroom in their continuous journey to improve learning and teaching using ICT meaningfully. It is part of an initiative to establish a network of educational labs where various stakeholders in the education system – teachers, curriculum specialists, educational technologists, pedagogical experts and ICT professionals – can come together to prototype and test innovations to enhance the learning experience and create new possibilities.
An aspect of eduLab@AST is the Project Highlights section featuring innovations from schools that offer insights into how schools have infused innovative ICT practices into lessons and classroom activities. It also serves as a platform to share innovative solutions that have been designed and implemented by educators under the IDA EdVantage Programme such as the FutureSchools@Singapore and Experimentation@Schools programmes with a view towards wider adoption. An example of such a project is Learning through Digital Storytelling, which blends technology with the sharing of personal narratives, through the use of tools such as Creative Studio and the Personal Interactive Enrichment tool.
Another innovation showcased at the Project Highlights section is HeuX, which allows teaching and learning to transcend the traditional confines of a classroom through real-time collaborative and communication tools. Teachers can use HeuX as an interactive lesson delivery platform to engage students both in class and outside of curriculum time.
eduLab@AST also has collaborative areas where educators can interact and share insights into the use of ICT in education, and industry partners can conduct workshops, live demonstrations and hands-on sessions on the latest technologies towards benefitting teaching practices while facilitating the introduction of emerging ICT solutions to schools. Teachers have opportunities to experiment and test their ideas and innovations before these are implemented in their schools. Since the eduLab programme was initiated in 2010, there have been trials of ideas such as Java Simulation Design for Teaching and Learning, the Learning Trail Design Toolkit, and the extension of the Six Learnings Framework for Curriculum Design to Virtual Worlds. These trials involved up to 20 schools.
The Java Simulation Design, for example, is aimed at furthering inquiry-based learning through the use of computer models to enhance students’ understanding of abstract concepts in physics. During the visit by the iCTLT delegation, Mr Lawrence Wee Loo Kang from the Educational Technology Division of MOE presented examples such as the Falling Magnet and Solenoid Model, which was used to illustrate how voltage generated as a magnet passes through a metallic ring, and the Collision Carts Model which depicted the impact created by the collision of two objects. “The guided inquiry approach of this project allows students to conduct scientific investigation inquiries on the computer models and propose or deduce physics concepts in agreement with the evidence or data collected in the computer models and real world,” said Mr Wee. “This allows students to be in control of the learning.”
eduLab@AST is a collaborative initiative between MOE, National Institute of Education, the Academy of Singapore Teachers, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and NCS Pte Ltd.
This IDA supported programme invites industry partners to participate in eduLab@AST through showcasing Teaching & Learning related solutions or conduct workshops to raise the functional & pedagogical know-how for the educators. Interested partners can visit eduLab@AST's website and find out more on what eduLab@AST offers and submit an online request form.