Welcome to our repository of Open Educational Resources / Open Source Physics @ Singapore!

About our Approach: Translational Research, Innovation & Scaling

Open Educational Resource @ Singapore (OER@SG) and Open Source Physics @ Singapore (OSP@SG) are experimentation and innovation efforts aimed at nurturing a culture of innovation and reflective practice across schools. These efforts are conceptualised under the framework of Translational Research, Innovation and Scaling (TRIS) in MasterPlan 4 for Education Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Under this framework, teachers engage in professional discourse (through discussions on OER@SG articles, OSP@SG Whatsapp chatgroups, etc.) in order to learn, reflect and explore together, deepen their practice and improve their craft.

Through technology scans and translational research, successful evidence-based practices (see the OER@SG Research page) will be identified, catalogued as articles and scaled up to other schools in the system.

We have three broad strategies to drive, encourage and support experimentation and innovation in schools:

  1. Scan for educational technology-related issues, promising applications and themes (see the OER@SG Interactive Resources pages) of relevance to the Singapore education system, and to engage stakeholders on possibilities.
  2. Translate research findings into classroom practice, lesson resources and learning design principles via rapid prototyping (see the OSP@SG simulations).
  3. Spread successful practices developed through the innovation projects (http://edulab.moe.edu.sg/edulab-programmes/existing-projects), by making them available for all  schools to adopt and adapt (e.g., through harnessing OER, a UNESCO initiative since 2003).

Overview of Teaching and Learning Resources

  1. Easy JavaScript/Java Simulation
  2. Tracker
  3. Geogebra
  4. Energy2DJS
  5. PhET
  6. NetLogoWeb
  7. other free technologies for learning Digital Library

Easy JavaScript/Java Simulations (EJSS)

Why?

To contribute to the reforms on physics educational practices by customising EJSS models usually remixed by lookang, making them:

  1. accessible (no password nor login required, download and use, heighten chances of adoption of educational resources and practices);
  2. affordable (practically free of charge, but you will need to pay for internet and a computer); and
  3. adaptable (all EJSS source code is available so that models can be improved or added upon, with Java Runtime and a computer).
How?

Browse the collection to view thumbnail images. Double-click on a EJSS to open it in EJSS in JavaScript model or the EJSS Reader App.

What? http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/

This collection represents some of the EJS/EJSS videos used in Singapore, contributed by friends (in chronological order):

  1. Wee Loo Kang Lawrence, Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore
  2. Lee Tat Leong, River Valley High, Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore
  3. Lye Sze Yee, Educational Technology Division, National Junior College, Singapore
  4. Kwek Eng Yeow, Victoria Junior College, Singapore
  5. Yeu Chee Wee Thomas, Meridian Junior College, Singapore
  6. Chia Jiun Wei, Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Singapore
  7. Ng Boon Leong, Educational Technology Division, Anglo Chinese Junior College, Singapore
  8. Leong Tze Kwang, Raffles Girls School, Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Singapore
  9. Dave Lommen, Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore
  10. Andy Luo, Tampines Junior College, Dumman High, Singapore
  11. Darren Tan, Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Singapore
  12. Tan Seng Kwang, Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore
  13. add your name here by giving your model_ejss*.zip and scr_ejss*.zip, *.trz files to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tracker

Browse the collection to view thumbnail images. Double-click on a video to open it in Tracker.

What? http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/indexTRZdl.php

This collection represents some of the tracker video used in Singapore, contributed by friends (in chronological order) like

  1. Wee Loo Kang Lawrence, Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore
  2. Lim Jit Ning, Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore
  3. Lee Tat Leong, River Valley High, Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore
  4. Samuel Ooi, National Junior College, Singapore
  5. Goh Giam Hwee Jimmy, Yishun Junior College, Singapore
  6. Leong Tze Kwang, Raffles Girls Secondary, Singapore
  7. Thio Cher Kuan, Raffles Girls Secondary, Singapore
  8. Siow Seau Yan Sharon, Raffles Girls Secondary, Singapore
  9. Ning Hwee Tiang, National Junior College, Singapore
  10. Tan Kim Kia, Evergreen Secondary School, Singapore
  11. Lim Ai Phing, River Valley High School, Singapore
  12. Gideon Choo, River Valley High School, Singapore
  13. Chan Him Nok, River Valley High School, Singapore
  14. Neiw Chun Hao Wilson, River Valley High School, Singapore
  15. add your name here by giving your trz files to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

List of Topics include:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Science
  • Mother Tongue Languages - Chinese
  • Social and Emotional Learning - Cyberwellness

many more will be added

Software Requirements

1a) Easy JavaScript Simulation *.html files, mobile devices with a modern browser like Chrome, double click on the _Simulation.xhtml file

1b) Easy Java Simulation for *.jar files, computer with Java runtime , double click the downloaded jar file and it should launch.

2) Tracker for *.trz files, computer with Tracker installed

3) Geogebra mobile devices with a modern browser like Chrome runs off their servers so click and play

4) Energy2DJS mobile devices with a modern browser like Chrome runs off their servers so click and play

5) PhET mobile devices with a modern browser like Chrome runs off their servers so click and play

6) NetLogoWebmobile devices with a modern browser like Chrome  runs off their servers so click and play

7) Others basically are links out the the original host and content providers, so click and play on their websites.

Credits and Acknowledgement

Hosting

Currently, this site http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/ is hosted on a personal server by @engrg1 Lye Sze Yee. Thanks a million for hosting!

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Best Ideator

PS21 ExCEL Awards Best Ideator 2012

Best Innovator

MOE Outstanding Innovator Award 2013

Distinguished Service

Distinguished Star Service Award PS21 2014

Licenses

All ejs and ejss, trz models are copyrights of the respective authors, we ask that you attribute them individually to respect their copyright, under creative commons attribution.

Notice for Commercial Use of EasyJavaScriptSimulations (dated 19 Nov 2015)

For commercial use of EasyJavaScriptSimulations Library, please read http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/Main/EJSLicense and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly.

Contact

Please send feedback, report problems, raise concerns about copyright, make contributions, etc. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Disclaimer

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ministry of Education, Singapore, the National Institute of Education, Singapore nor the National Research Foundation, Singapore.

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