West 6 Cluster ICT Committee Educational Technology Research Seminar 2012

Teaching with technology in a Future School in Singapore: A Mathematics teacher’s  experience

Over the last few years Singapore Government has been funding the establishment and
operations of a small group of experimental technology-rich schools. These schools were
known as “Future Schools” where teachers were encouraged to experiment with and apply technologies in their practice to enhance teaching and learning in line with the demands of the  workplace in the future. One of the authors of this article was engaged as a Mathematics teacher in a Future School over the last four years. This article provides reflection on this experience, outlines issues that facilitated and impeded effectiveness of technology integration, and provides recommendations for teachers, policy-makers and researchers involved with technology integration in school.