Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Today’s world requires that students possess a high level of technological proficiency. In the mission to develop leaders through innovative technology, the ICT Department seeks to imbue the philosophy of ‘Technology as Our Way of Life’.

Through the unlimited potential of educational technology, the department staff have been empowered to uncover and develop our students’ strengths to their highest potential. In SST, we believe that the 1-to-1 ICT-enabled learning environment elevates student performance beyond the norm and grants them fresh challenges each day.

Ubiquitous technology use in learning is encompassing and integral to the core ICT curriculum, which also serves as the foundation to explore new ways of teaching, learning and social interaction.

Learning Objectives

At the end of two years, students will be able to:

  • Be effective learners who are able to use their learning devices as tools for organisation, communication, research, and problem solving; to effectively enhance and extend their learning in all subject areas
  • Be confident and innovative creators of digital assets
  • Be creative problem solvers who can apply fundamental principles in computational thinking to analyse and solve problems

Key Programmes

ICT Modules

Besides being trained to the Apple productivity and multimedia suite on the Mac, Secondary 1 and 2 students are introduced to the basics of image editing on Adobe Photoshop and coding through HTML and Python. Students are also taught application creation through software such as GameSalad and MIT App Inventor. Students will learn hardware prototyping through the use of Arduino.

SST Inc.

Students who are interested in strengthening their knowledge in programming can apply to join SST Inc. Students are trained to be proficient in C++ programming, iOS programming on Xcode and Android programming on Android Studio. Students are inducted into SST Inc. as associate employees upon completion of C++ programming. They are then confirmed as employees of SST Inc. after they found a startup company as a subsidiary of SST Inc.

SST Inc. Executive Committee

Good performing student employees will be elected to the executive committee to chart the mission of SST Inc. and manage the various subsidiary companies and their performances.

Global Citizenship Programme (GCP) Trip to Silicon Valley

Good performing student employees of subsidiaries will have the opportunity to further their learning and network with SST partners and friends in the technology startup scene in San Francisco. This GCP trip is organised biennially.

National Olympiad in Informatics (NOI) Training Programme

Selected students receive training in NOI and represent SST to participate in the National Olympiad Competition.

Programme Highlights

techsummit

SST Tech Summit, is organised by the School of Science and Technology, Singapore and sponsored by Google. It focuses on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools to promote student learning in Singapore Schools.

Read more: http://www.sst.edu.sg/blog/news/sst-tech-summit-2015/

The SST Hackathon is the first hackathon in Singapore that reaches out to primary and secondary school students nationwide. The event seeks to initiate participants into a community of budding and expert programmers and to connect acquired skills to actual solutions to everyday life. By encouraging the next generation of budding technopreneurs, the SST Hackathon seeks to empower students with the knowledge that they can use technology to help create the future that they want to live in.

From 3-5 June 2014, SST organised its inaugural Make-A-Thon with the theme “Enhancing the Life of Singapore’s Pioneer”. A total of 120 students from 6 primary schools and 10 secondary schools participated in the overnight coding event. The Maker’s Movement is a trend in which Do-It-Yourself (DIY) techniques are used to create technology products or prototypes and is fast gaining recognition globally.

Click on the links below to find out more:

Make-a-thon 2014

‘Technology as a way of life’ is a dictum in SST as we believe that the 1-1 ICT enabled learning environment elevates student engagement in learning and thus stretches their potential. The use of simulation tools, dynamic geometrial softwares and applets, as well as online platforms and tools all contribute to the creation of a dynamic and interactive classroom. Visit the following link to gain a better understanding of the way we incorporate ICT into our curriculum: