i never liked the way li-ning branding is inflicted onto the sch.
The school tried to push tablet laptops to the students back in 03. Those old bulky laptops with a swivel screen. What came out of it? I remember it was big hoohaa in the news. Something like 12 laptops for the school. And those laptops weren't cheap, like over $3k apiece in 03 prices. After that, never heard anything.
Also former students told me the principal had a laptop with a program for calculating school rankings and results. He would project the graphs during assembly, and make the students waste 20 min listening while he analyzed the data. He would also identify threats from up-and-coming neighbourhood schools. Is the present principal still doing this crap?
of all things, an ipad...doesn't the school know that it is but a luxury product ?
there are cheaper tablets around other than apple.
have to admit that many of the laptops crashed, because students were downloading stuff left right center, and end up virus a lot. the lab techs had a hard time. i looked after and had a "personal" tablet which i sign out everytime. comes with my own set of internet security and protection tats why.
which brings to mind, the sch also bought MACs previously, which was used to teach art actually. soem of the works done was really powerful, with photoshop i think. but now i don't remember the existence anymore leh. they died with the O-lvls i think, when art was still a course which can be pursued in schools. the older macs, if got 14, a good 7-8 actually died, and i have no idea how. i loaned the older macs to do a photography exhibition for the school before, big headache cause i only managed 6.
as for current one? yes. he is still doing that show numbers thing. it was more depressing than encouraging actually. time extended to 1 hour iirc
Last edited by allenleonhart; 6th February 2012 at 11:42 AM.
as for students being tools, in general not really ATM. i have some great relationships with some teachers, but i admit not ALL are equally committed to teaching, some want to stir the water and touch the fish. i have my fair share too.
Endure. In enduring grow strong.
now people have a better understanding of learning processes, things change and improve. even our current prison system no longer works just by whacking, they are looking at other things such as counselling, rehabilitation, job training, community programmes. i don't think even a smack is allowed, at the school's level, unless something serious was committed.
i have seen public cannings before, in my primary school days. AFAIK, parents have to sign and agree to it, and only principal is allowed to whack. choice is given for public or private caning. but that was almost what, 8 years ago?
well, as for RV, it seems like they have no intention of releasing any information. their stand seems to me that the "greater goal of education" is ultimately its students, not managing the public. so long as the students benefits, they don't need to explain anything further.
Last edited by allenleonhart; 7th February 2012 at 10:47 AM.
Since you are from a top neighbourhood school, you may have not experienced just how atrocious and disrespectful some pupils can be even going as far as threatening their teachers physically.
Oh you'd be surprised tooOriginally Posted by allenleonhart
Singaporean really funny, the mthly tuition fees and field trips that parents folk out for their kid can easily cover the cost (700+) for the base model so why the fuss?
I can understand if some not well to do family finding it hard but i am sure the school can make installment or loaner set available just for these special case.
My kid barely 6 mths old already have her 1st ipad2 with so many kids apps available, beside parent also can use it to watch pptv
Have only experienced tertiary education here in Sg, so can't quite comment
Remember the times of old when the discipline master would brisk walk in from the back and give the student a slap and a shake for monkeying around
And the principal throwing a plastic chair at a group of students for brawling, broke it up instantly!
Ahh martial law, it's the only law I know :S
Endure. In enduring grow strong.
i think even if they did have, i probably will do as well as most of them, probably not much difference.