Wednesday, 17 October 2012

What is Smart School?

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become very powerful tool recently for imparting knowledge and training students to face the challenges posed by the information-based global economy and development. A result, this has increase in the demand for basic computing hardware in schools and higher institution all around the country. Paradigm shift from pencil and paper-based teaching to an ever-increasing reliance on electronic learning has been aware by governments.
            Hence, respective education policies stressing on the need for greater technology access for students. In order to achieve the full potential of ICT for enhancing the learning experience, it is vital to increase the number of students with access to computers. The retrofitted PCs offer an attractive and cost-effective opportunity for installing computers in 10,000 schools across the country. PC refurbishment forms an integral component for the success of programs such as the Smart School initiative in Malaysia.
            The former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad conceptualized the Vision 2020 plan for the country. This vision aimed to map out the steps required for a sustained growth in the long term and achieve all the desired economic and social objectives by 2020. A technologically literate and analytically thinking population forms the cornerstone of this vision. This coupled with the education system’s aim to nurture students into spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally inclined individuals, lead to the formulation of the Smart School Concept. Smart School is a flagship application of the Multimedia Super Corridor.


            The Malaysian Smart School is defined as learning institutions that have been systematically reinvented in terms of teaching-learning practices and school management in order to prepare children for the information age. The Smart School Flagship was one of the seven applications identified under the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) initiative. The MSC Smart School Flagship Application is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). The Telekom Smart School (TSS) industry consortium provided the ICT expertise for the initiative.
            The history of the Smart School project is rooted in the two-pronged objectives of the flagship, which are to jumpstart the MSC towards building a knowledge-based economy, contributing to the growth of the ICT industry and creating a pool of talent resulting in high-value job creation. The other one is to prepare the citizens for the information age through an innovative education delivery process.

            The Ministry of Education started to conceptualise the Malaysian Smart School in 1996 and subsequently began its 3-year pilot phase with 88 pilot schools in 1999. Pilot schools are 88 residential and non-residential primary and secondary schools located in rural and urban areas throughout Malaysia that participated in the study to make all 10,000 schools in Malaysia smart by 2010.

            The aim of the Smart School is to change the culture and practices of Malaysia’s schools, moving away from rote-memory learning toward fostering creative thinking skills. Smart schools are provided with computerized classrooms and LCD projectors, electronic resource centre, computers in science labs, self-access centres and WIFI hotspots. The other ICT initiatives are TV Pendidikan and Pelaksanaan Pengajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam Bahasa Inggeris (PPSMI); teaching of science and mathematics in English in 2003.



Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Introduction of Smart School

Welcome to Smart School...
May all these video help you to understand Smart School...


Sunday, 14 October 2012

Ist Lab Session - Paint

10th October 2012, Wednesday

In this lab session we're introduced to PAINT.


1. At first, you need to open PAINT and then insert 'water lilies' picture by clicking OPEN as follow :

2. Next, select SELECTION at the tool bar and then make a rectangle shape to the photo.

3. Select CROP, the picture will appeared only in the rectangle shape you draw before.

4. Then, select TEXT to insert sentence of 'water lilies'. You may change the color of the text by clicking at color box at the right.

5. Select  ROTATE to rotate the picture to 180' degree.

6. Lastly, SAVE AS the picture in JPEG format.


1. Jackfruit picture is taken  from google. Then it's PRINTSCREEN and PASTE into PAINT.
    The steps are same applied from 'water lilies'.

Nice try.... even most of us already know how to use PAINT, we still need to learn as it is in curriculum contents.

Then, we're introduce to BLOG CREATION.
Most of us are new bloggers. Hence, everyone try to their best to create an awesome BLOG...

This is the link to my bestfriend forever's blogs...

Nor Hafizah Ismail -
Nor Fariha Abu Bakar -
Norhafiza Haron -
Siti Nurhafiza Muhammad Nawi -
Aini Mohamad -


PBL Presentation for Integrating ICT in Malaysia School

This is our presentation slide for Assignment 1 - PBL Integrating ICT in Teaching and Learning in Malaysian School. We are presenting this slide in laboratory session at Makmal Pengajaran 1, Blok 2, Kampus Sultan Azlan Shah. You may go through this slide. I've converted it into JPEG picture so that you can see the slide better.

                                                                                                        by hafizah ismail,
                                                                                                             hafiza nawi and
                                                                                                             yatie amir


Assignment 1 - PBL Integrating ICT in Teaching and Learning in Malaysian School

Integrating ICT in Teaching and Learning in Malaysian School

1.0  Problem statement
            ICT Application have become an important part of teaching and learning. The Ministry of Education has invested a huge effort in terms of funding and training to equip teachers and students with ICT skills. What are the issues and challenges when ICT is being integrated in teaching and learning in Malaysian schools?

2.0  Introduction
Nowadays, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is become part of our daily lives and act as an important medium for us. ICT is related to all forms of computers communications equipment and software which used to create, design, store, transmit, interpret and manipulated information. On the other words, ICT is the key for much innovation, including significant health innovation and also environmental solution. ICT integration is a basic tool and it is has many function especially in instruction, education and teaching and learning process. Everyone needs a basic understanding of ICT so that they can efficiently participate in this modern technical society.

3.0  Issues And Challenges
However, in Malaysian education, ICT integration in learning and teaching process also encounter some challenges. As we all know, there are wide gaps in the use of ICTs between rural and urban area. When the number of computers is insufficient, only some students can use them. Students have to share computers and they might feel uncomfortable. Their concentration in the class will be effected as they are interested to talk to each other and make noise. Hence, Ministry Of Education should give incentive to students such as free notebook to each student and provide wireless network coverage in their neighbourhood.
More knowledge based on technology is sufficient in human life especially for the teachers. The lacks of knowledge and skills to use ICT among teachers have become a big issue in integrating ICT in our Malaysia school. Hence, it is important to approaches the integration of ICT in trainee teachers. The aim is to develop skills and appropriate knowledge among trainees for using and integrating the correct technology in an appropriate manner. ICT are evolving technology, and so even the most ICT fluent teachers need to continuously upgrade their skills and keep update of the latest technology.
An expensive operating cost to maintain all the equipment and software also become cliché issue faced by school administration. Maintenance of the software (curriculum contents) is relentless. Most of the equipments and software is very sensitive, complicated and expensive. Moreover, the maintenance of the equipments must constantly supervise. Getting more industry players and the community to be involved in schools projects as part of smart partnerships may lower the costing of the equipment and software maintenances. The contract will ensure the maintenance provided by partnership is affordable. Hence, the teachers will not face any problem when using ICTs in their classes as the equipment is maintained well every month.

4.0  Conclusion
Not withstand the issues and challenges in integrating ICT in teaching and learning in our Malaysian school are cliché, it must not be ignored as we need to clear the issues. On that note, a drastic change in the mindset of the school staffs, community and students are needed in order to transform the curriculum and assessment with ICT as the key enabler. Integrating ICT in school is focus on producing creative, innovative and critical students as outlined in the National Education Philosophy.

This is the essay of our 1st Assignment for SSI 3013 ICT in Science. 
This essay is restricted to 500-600 words only. 
We are trying our best to do this essay.
May it help you to understand more on the topic.

                                                                                                             by hafizah ismail,
                                                                                                                  hafiza nawi and 
                                                                                                                  yatie amir


Saturday, 13 October 2012

My Friends and I - Group Partner for ICT


From left is my beloved partner, Nor Hafizah Ismail. She has become my partner since we are in semester 1. She is very dedicated in every inch of her work. When doing group assignments, she never let me down. She is very cute. Let’s visit her blog instead of me...  fizah's blog

Next, let's me introduce you Siti Nurhafiza binti Muhamad Nawi. We're from same hometown. She also dedicated in all her work. You might find her very stressed when she is doing all her assignments. Her smile will rise after her work done. I'll let you'll visit her blog.... fiza's blog

Finally, it's me. As all of you know, the most cutest girl among them is me, myself and I... Oppss..i'm just kidding! All of you are cute and beautiful. Never let some one make you and your day turn ugly! Me, Nurhayati Amirudin, the owner of this blog. Let's me know if there are any improvement I should make on my humble and simple blog.


As we are in the same group. there is several assignment for SSI 3013 ICT in Science that we've done together.

For the 1st Assignment is 'What are the issues and challenges when ICT is being integrated in teaching and learning in Malaysian schools?'

Second Assignment is under progress. It's about 'Smart School'
 In the next post, I'll upload our assignment...

See you next time!


Thursday, 11 October 2012

The New Beginning...



This is a new blog create to fullfill the SSI 3023 ICT in Science Assignment.
Let me introduce myself...

I'm Nurhayati Binti Amirudin from AT-16 Science Education with Honored. I'm taking Mathematics as my minor course. Already in semester 5, third years. 
This is a campus life... you'll never expect what will happen tomorrow!
It's not all about going to class, eat and then sleep...
Once you become a college students, you'll learn what is life all about!

That awkward moment when I'm tired all day...
but when I lay in bed, I'm fully awake because of all the things in my mind...

CRAW till we can WALK again
Then we'll RUN until we're strong enough to JUMP,
Then we'll FLY until there is no wind!


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