- RGS 1:1 is learning through new literacies. Pedagogy is enhanced with technology to enable students to learn anytime, anywhere.
What are the goals of the RGS 1:1 programme?
Be active, critical, and responsible citizens of the digital age.
Provide purposeful access to digital tools to enhance learning.
Provide for self-directed learning, discovering and nurturing talents in the process.
Participate in and build inclusive digital communities within and beyond the school.
What are the education benefits of a 1:1 programme?
1:1 programmes extend learning beyond the classroom. With the ability to gather vast amounts of information from the Internet and new media, learning becomes multi-modal and more self-directed.
Networking opportunities extend learning to include peers, parents, siblings etc., making learning a collaborative experience while maintaining the individuality of each girl.
Students who own their own ICT devices are found to take greater pride and ownership over the knowledge they create, with a flow-on to more flexible forms of schooling.
Learning takes place anytime, anywhere.
Students can learn experientially how the various disciplines use technology. Thinking like a scientist, for example, must include learning how technology is used to gather and analyse data.
Is RGS 1:1 targeted at improving academic results?Research has shown that there are modest gains in academic performance as a result of increased usage of ICT for teaching and learning. Given the profile of our students - highly able and motivated - their academic results are not expected to improve solely because of increased ICT usage. What they will achieve will be the ability to function in a world where technology plays a big part of everyday life.
What devices are being used for RGS 1:1?
Our students' Personal Learning Device is the iPad.
The required specifications are:
Processor: A10 Fusion or better
Capacity: 32GB or higher
OS version: iPad OS 14 or higher
Other recommended specifications for better user experience:
Screen size: 10.0 to 11.9 inch (diagonal)
Resolution: 2048 x 1536 or higher resolution
Examples of iPad models that fulfil above-stated specifications:
1. iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation) and above
2. iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) and above
3. iPad Pro 10.5-inch
4. iPad Air (3rd generation) and above
5. iPad (7th generation) and above
6. iPad (6th generation) with 9.7-inch display
7. iPad Mini (5th generation) with 7.9-inch display
Please refer to https://www.apple.com/sg/ipad/compare/ to check the iPad hardware specifications and https://support.apple.com/en-sg/guide/ipad/ipad213a25b2/ipados to check the iPad models that support iPad OS 14.
What sort of software and/or applications are used?A variety of software and applications are used depending on subject area. Some examples include Popplet (an online collaborative mind mapping tool), Pear Deck, YouTube, Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Edmodo.
How will the device be used during lessons?
Establishing prior knowledge
Assessment - formative and summative
What sort of technical support will the school provide?
The school's Information Technology support staff will provide the first level technical support:
Mondays to Thursday, 7.30am - 5.00pm
Fridays, 7.30am - 4.30pm
How will the school ensure Internet safety?While the school monitors Internet access, and specific undesirable sites are blocked from access in schools, skills to ensure cyber wellness among the students are also taught. The school also works closely with parents to ensure that Internet safety is maintained in school and at home.