Scratch Reflection questions

Some reflections questions that you may want to get your students to ponder after “Scratching “!

  • What was your inspiration?
  • How did you do that?
  • What did you get stuck on? How did you get unstuck?
  • What are you most proud of? Why?
  • What might you want to do next?
  • What was a challenge you overcame in your last project? What is something you still want to figure out?
  • What is remixing?
  • What new strategies have you learned for dealing with getting stuck?
  • What part of your project will you be working on today? What might you need help with in order to make progress?
  • What aspects of your project could someone give you feedback about?

Source: Scratch Curriculum guide

ICCE Day 5

It has been a very fruitful 5-day ICCE Conference. I have heard and learned a lot. Today, the theme of asking questions has recurred again. Asking Questions is indeed more important the the answer. I am too “brain dead” after all the listening to do any blog.   I will just post some pictures of the conference highlights (for me!).

Open Movement In Education

The Search Paradigm of Web

So, What is next for opennes??

Computational Thinking (Super like)



More MaPS resources

(1) Download MaPS from the ETD iResearch. You will need your edumall account. (If you have forgotten your edumall accout, you can reset the password. The password will be sent to your ICON email)
(2) Check out the You Tube Video created by Thong
(3) Check out the Google Site created by Thong with a little contribution from me 😆 
(4) MaPS Community Forum (Need a Google Account  to post message)

Sharing Synopsis @ Yew Tee

Date : 25 Apr 2012
Time : 1030 to 1130 (Lower Primary)
1430 to 1330 (Upper Primary)

Venue : Yew Tee Primary Comp Lab 1

In the first part of the session, the presenter is going to share her experience in using technology in her Mathematics lessons for the past 4 years. The technology tools introduced are mostly free (e.g. web 2.0 and free-to-download applications) . Hence, they can be easily adopted in any typical classroom without the need to secure the funding. With the use of such applications, the students are learning from technology (technology-as-partner) via the use of a Mathematics Blog ( The blog is the one-stop portal of Educational Mathematics Web Resources for the pupils. The pupils can access the Web resources both at home and in the school mainly for the practice of their Mathematics skills, such as numerical calculations. Unlike the traditional practice on paper, online drill-and-practice offers instant feedback which is likely to improve the retention of Mathematics facts. 
In the 2nd part of the lesson, the participants will be introduced to MaPS (Mathematics PlaySpace), a model ling tool for representing and solving word problems. This easy-to-use working prototype is developed by ETD and allows the teachers to input their own word problems. In solving word problems, the teachers can use the tool to model  the “thinking aloud”. Modeling thinking aloud combines elements of both systematic and explicit instruction; and posing questions. MaPS, with its dynamic visuals and interactive capability, are effective in providing the visual support for students to make connection between knowns and unknowns in a word problem.