Educational Technology

February 14, 2016

Chatting online at school to sharpen critical reading skills

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by the Straits Times

Students at Ngee Ann Secondary School often chat online in class, with their teachers’ encouragement. The Tampines school recently developed a Web-based reading and learning analytics programme that develops students’ critical reading skills. The programme, used for subjects such as English throughout the year, allows students to use their mobile devices and read uploaded materials, on topics such as abortion and Singapore’s education system, on the WiRead platform. They then consider the text’s finer details such as the purpose, assumptions and points of views, before sharing their answers with their peers online.

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