With the 4th Industrial Revolution entering at full force, the world as we know it has been entering a state of rapid change. In this state, the world has turned into a VUCA World. A Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous World.
Recognising that 4IR is now a major global influence, REAL Schools have embraced Technology for Education (EduTech) in a big way, beginning with the implementation of the Apple iPad Programme across all our schools. We are committed to ensuring that our students will be tech-savvy and highly skilled in digital technology. We also are at the forefront in the adoption of technology in management, teaching and communication.
With the exception of Year 11 (Senior 5) students, all REAL Schools students are enrolled in the Apple iPad Programme throughout their time in school. (Read more link to the ipad programme page)
For virtual classes, Google Meet and Zoom are usually used; while multiple apps are seamlessly integrated into our online classes. These include:
We integrate ‘G-suite’ into class management and communication with students and parents regularly using Gmail, Google Classroom, and Google Drive, among others. For the same purpose, Primary-level students are also using ClassDojo.
REAL Schools subscribes to Education Perfect (EP), an online adaptive learning toolkit from New Zealand. This online, self-directed learning platform is designed to nurture our students with inquisitive and research-based thinking and is available to all our students.
Augmented Reality (AR) and 3D apps such as JigSpace and AR Makr are used across subjects while Tacobot programming is being taught to Primary 1 and 2 students which provide opportunities for them to learn and experience block coding.
Students are also introduced to 3D printing which involves designing their own 3D projects via Thinkercad and Makers Empire. They would then print their 3D designs using the available 3D printers stationed at dedicated, collaborative-technology labs called Maker Spaces. Each Maker Space is equipped with Green Screen Technology where green-screen apps such as Green Screen Live are used by teachers and students to record videos or short movies for projects
To ensure the effective implementation and use of EduTech, all our schools have EduTech Coaching Teams comprising teachers who are well trained and well versed with the technology. Additionally all our schools now enjoy a state-of-the-art high speed network infrastructure capable of delivering 10Gbps.