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How should schools use technology to ensure it is useful in helping students learn, and not a distraction?

Introduce technology such that students can see how a learning outcome can be achieved differently, compared with using traditional methods...

We should adopt a balanced approach when incorporating technology into learning.

Wilkie Ong Keng Soon


Integrating technology into classroom instruction means more than teaching basic computer skills and software programs in a separate computer class.

Effective technology integration must, in particular, support four key components of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts.

Effective integration is achieved when the use of technology is routine and transparent, and when technology supports curricular goals.

Andrew Singh


In school, there should be plenty of class discussions.

Reading and independent learning from tablets can be done at home.

If tablets have to be used, they should be only for activities that are not feasible physically, for example, mixing certain chemicals that might create some unpredictable results.

Tan Gerine


How much responsibility should individuals and the Government take in the achievement of happiness? Is it the Government's job to provide citizens with the means to pursue their dreams?

Individuals should be responsible for their own happiness. However, the Government should not add to their misery.

Maruko Chan


The Government can only open the door of opportunity for you. You must find your path to enter, spot the horizon and rainbow, and ride on it.

The state will provide you with good education and financial aid to help you move up the ladder.

What the state cannot do is be your nanny forever.

The Government cannot make everyone happy by letting everyone own a car or private property.

The state also cannot give everybody landed property because we do not have enough land.

But the Government can provide everybody with high-rise and quality homes, and good public transport.

Andrew Singh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2016, with the headline 'OnFacebook'. Print Edition | Subscribe