NATIONAL DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAMME

AHMAD IBRAHIM SECONDARY SCHOOL

Information for Parents / Guardians

For briefing video presentation, please click Parents’ Briefing on NDLP @ AI.

For FAQs, please click NDLP FAQs.

National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP)

The National Digital Literacy Programme was launched in March 2020 and is intended to equip all Secondary Students with digital literacies across the 4 components: Find, Think, Apply and Create.

Through the NDLP, students will own personal learning devices (PLD) that will enable them to learn effectively through ICT mediated activities. The device will be used to facilitate an environment that encourages personalised learning. Support will be given to ensure that no child is denied of this opportunity. Singapore Citizen students can use their Edusave Account to pay for the PLD.

Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary is scheduled for Phase 2 implementation and the non-graduating students in Secondary 1, 2 and 3 will be receiving the PLD in Term 3, 2021.

Intended Outcome

There are 3 intended outcomes of the 1:1 personalized learning environment.

The use of the personal learning devices for teaching and learning will

  1. Support the development of digital literacies, where students will learn digital skills such as gathering and evaluating information online, interacting with the online community, and creating digital products.

  2. Support self-directed and collaborative learning, where students can access digital resources on their own to acquire knowledge about a topic of their interest beyond the curriculum. They can also share and build on one another's ideas, and refine their own understanding.

  3. Enhance Teaching & Learning. 1:1 learning environment allows teachers and students to harness technology for greater effectiveness in teaching. For example, instructions, activities and feedback for each student could be more tailored and relevant to students' learning needs.

Strengthening Digital Literacy Of Students

Watch Former Minister for Education, Ong Ye Kung, explain the four components in the "Find, Think, Apply, Create" framework at the Committee of Supply 2020.

NDLP @ AI

Under NDLP @ AI, a Personal Learning Device (PLD) will be used in tandem with the national e-learning platform – the Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) – as well as other educational technology to personalise and enhance students’ learning. This will also better enable students to acquire digital skills and apply these skills as they navigate an increasingly digitalised world. Students will also acquire digital literacy in the four components of Ministry of Education (MOE)’s Digital Literacy Framework:

Personal Learning Device (PLD)

Our students will be using the Google Chromebook as their personal learning device (PLD).

This PLD gives students, teachers, and administrators a simple solution for fast, intuitive, and easy-to-manage computing. Our students using Chromebook do not required special training as all it takes is how to use the web and access to its education and collaboration resources. Such a device also offers a seamless centralised management and low cost of ownership for our school and students.

Considerations for Chromebook Devices:

  • Setting up an ICT ecosystem for ease of use

  • Innovation and creativity

  • Mobile Device Management tools

  • Security screening of Apps

Lenovo 500e Chromebook 2nd Gen (Enhanced)

How will the Personal Learning Device (PLD) be used in AISS?

Personal Learning Devices (PLDs) will truly transform the learning environment as it allows teachers and students to harness technology for greater effectiveness in teaching and learning. The use of the personal learning device for teaching and learning aims to

  1. Enhance teaching and student’s learning,

  2. Support their self-directed and collaborative learning and

  3. Support the development of their digital competencies.

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Applied Learning Programme

ICT Applications as part of National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP)

As part of the NDLP, schools will progressively roll out ICT applications that will be vital to students’ learning experience and educational journey.

The school will need to use your child/ward’s personal data such as his/her name and class to set up user accounts.

In the following months, MOE will roll out some or all of the following applications

Student iCON

MOE will give every secondary school student an email address.
This is a service provided by Google as part of Google Suite.

Microsoft 365

Every Secondary School will be granted a license to use Microsoft Office tools that include Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Zoom

MOE will set up Zoom free account with 40 min time limit (hosting or participating) using Student iCON for the schools’ video conferencing needs.

Supporting Students in the Responsible Use of the Devices

The school has in place measures to enable a safe and seamless learning environment for students. The role of the parent is also key in partnering the school to support your child.

Supporting Students in the Safe and Effective Use of the Devices

  • Educating students on Cyber Wellness

  • Classroom Management and Routines

  • Device Management Application (DMA)

Cyber Wellness Education

The school also has strategies to enable school-wide implementation of Cyber Wellness Education. These include:

  • Selection & Training of Cyber Wellness Student Ambassadors

  • Building Cyber Wellness in the classrooms

  • Discussion of results of CW student survey

  • School based Cyber Wellness Projects

  • Participation in National Cyber wellness Advocacy Challenge (NCAC).

  • Just-in-time CW reminders before the holidays


To support you in keeping your child safe online, you may refer to these resources:

Device Management Applications (DMA)

Please note that when you purchase a PLD, the PLD will be pre-installed with a Device Management Application (DMA).

The DMA has a variety of functions that will support the use of the PLD in the classroom, as well as safeguard our students’ cyber wellness. The DMA has 3 main components:

Classroom Management

This enables teachers to actively monitor and control the student’s use of the PLD during lesson time to improve student management and deliver effective teaching

Mobile Device Management

This facilitates the remote deployment of teaching and learning applications and comes with security patches. Schools may also leverage on the Mobile Device Management Service to install the school’s teaching and learning resources.

Usage Management

This addresses stress to the student’s eyes from prolonged use and cyber wellness concerns, such as excessive and inappropriate use of the PLD.

Parent Handbook on 1-to-1 Learning

The Ministry of Education has prepared two handbooks for parents to know more about 1 to 1 learning.

Parent Handbook (I) on Learning with a PLD.pdf
Parent Handbook (II) on Learning with a Personal Learning Device.pdf

Students' Experiences in using PLDs

Watch this video on how learning is like in a school that uses personal learning devices. This video shows that the personal learning devices enable them to learn better, and to acquire important 21st CC skills such as communication and collaboration as well as self-control.

As parents, we hope this video will help you to envision how learning with a personal learning device (PLD) would be like.


Students' Experience (1 to 1 Learning).mp4

In Conversation on Students' Use of PLDs for Learning

Let's also watch this video to hear from parents whose children are already learning in an environment with personal learning devices.

In summary, there are pros and cons of device ownership, but technology advances need to be tapped on to make learning better.

Our school has in place programmes and plans to progressively nurture digital literacy in our students, and parents could play a part to reaffirm some habits and practices at home.

The PLDs can help your child to learn beyond the curriculum, and pursue his or her own interests.

There are tools that can help manage your child’s use of the devices, but education and communication are still key to inculcate responsible use of the devices.

For Further Enquiries

For Financial Matters & General Queries on NDLP @ AI, please email us at askpdlp@aiss.edu.sg.

To check your child's/ward's Edusave Account Balance, please call the hotline at 6260 0777.