Platforms that allow multiple students to co-create content. Tools that allow teachers to manage and keep track of assignments. Applications that minimise administration bottlenecks so teachers can focus on teaching. These and more were explored at the inaugural tech summit organised by the School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST) in partnership with Google Inc.
The SST Tech Summit saw 229 educators from 42 secondary schools and tertiary institutions as well as 23 primary schools, come together to promote self-directed learning and collaborative learning through the use of Google-related apps or platforms for education
Highlights of the summit include a keynote presentation by Mr Suan Yeo, Head of Education, Google (Asia-Pacific), and a demo slam competition, as well as a full day of informative breakout sessions, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by experienced professional developers and practitioners.
Topics covered include:
- Google Apps Scripts
- Google Apps for Education Certification
- Chromebooks in Education
- YouTube for Schools
- Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Calendar and Gmail power tips
Following the event, participants shared they have learned useful pedagogical skills that can be implemented back in their classrooms. They would recommend the event to their colleagues and indicated an interest in attending a similar event.
Mr Hoe Wee Meng, Principal of SST, said about the event, “The SST Tech Summit aims to empower educators to harness technology for education so as to promote self-directed learning and collaborative learning among students. The encouraging response reflects the enthusiasm of teachers to innovate teaching practices and connect with the 21st century learner. SST will continue to champion initiatives in education technology in our drive to transform learning.”
For more highlights from the event, do visit the SST Facebook page