INTRODUCTION1996 ~ Ministry of Education was involved in intense discussion about“Smart Schools”Late 1996 ~ the Smart School had become one of the seven flagshipapplications of the Multimedia Super Corridor.End of pilot project 2002 ~ 88 schools were connected, equipped withIT-trained teachers and integrated Smart School management system2006 ~ a standardization process were deployed to measure the use ofICT in all 88 Smart Schools.End 2010 ~T he plan is to convert all 9000 schools in Malaysia tosmart schools
MALAYSIAN SMART SCHOOLQUALITIES a philosophy that says all students can learn if taught, coupled with high expectations for all students a broad curriculum that considers the different capabilities and needs of all students a school climate that is conducive to learning an on-going assessment that supports good instruction strong and professional principals and teachers a high level of parent and community involvement and support
CURRICULUM open-ended function in two ways: it is open to revision and continued refinement it provides open access to all students, allowing them to go beyond explicitly stated learning outcomes in curriculum documents.• exposed to one goal curriculum students have to develop the critical skills acquire the knowledge they need for effective lifelong learning and full functioning as citizens in a changing society• ICT based- learning examines the influence of technology on students’ lives, and gives students the skills they need to use technology.
PEDAGOGY innovative methods of teaching involves specific learning goals active learning process• many modes of learning pedagogy : Alone pairs, or in small teams with an expert (teacher or community member) a facilitator (teacher assistant, volunteer or student), non-human resources (hands-on materials, computer-based resources, multimedia resources, or print materials) at a site in the community a computer-based multimedia simulation a hands-on learning lab, a meeting room or library.
TASKING Authentic often in real life environments, with real world challenges interdisciplinary specific knowledge, general skills such as transfer of information across settings, negotiation and interpersonal skills decision making skill mastery of a task
ASSESMENT holistic in that it covers not only achievement but also readiness Learners have different experiences and their levels of entry in certain learning areas need to be assessed progress The student’s progress in achieving certain learning objectives need to be monitored. His/hers strengths and weaknesses also need to be diagnosed Student’s ability is different from one another aptitude. aptitude also important by recognizing learners’ different styles of learning and multiple intelligence.
• Smart School teachers will be enabled, through the use of technology Challenging Attractive motivates students to learn encourages active participation using a variety of materials, conventional media (printed, 3D objects and audio/visual). computer-based teaching-learning materials and software
TECHNOLOGY Technology Infrastructure shall form the basis of the Smart School upon which all of the applications shall reside and operate. Although the Smart School is curriculum driven, technology nevertheless plays a crucial role as a prime enabler and one of the critical success factors for the Smart School.
Technology has many roles to play in a Smart School, from facilitating teaching and learning activities to assisting with school management. Fully equipping a school might include the classrooms with multimedia courseware and presentation facilities, or library or media centre with a database centre for multimedia courseware, and network resources like access to the internet and computer laboratory for teaching.
Non-IT Support Equipment such as overhead projectors and audiovisual Software such as equipment. operating system, Hardware graphical user such as end interface, and IT terminal security software. devices and servers. The Technology Infrastructure for the pioneer Smart Schools may compriseLocal Area Network (LAN) some or all of components, such as the following Video network interfaces, components: Conferencingnetwork operating system, and its network system related management, physical components.cabling, hubs, routers and access equipment.
PROGRESS OF SMART SCHOOL June 2010, smart technologies announce SMART classroom suite2010 interactive learning software Combines classroom management, assessment, lesson creationand assignment tools in one offering. Teachers - easily transition between lesson creation , classroommanagement and student assessment Reduces the time taken Teamwork and peer learning have been nurtured Teachers found their productivity improved by using ICT facilities
CHALLENGES OF SMART SCHOOL The teachers are not ready to change their mindset Requires much expenditure and a large budget Students and parent are do not well understand the concept of smart school. Most of the parents are not involved in this project Lack of facilities - mismatch between smart learning and examination will be occur Lacking of technical staff to supervise network Breakdown of electricity supply Courseware problems Class not enough computer and not enough courseware Smart school courseware was found to be under-utilized by teachers